Anyone use public charging stations for your Prius Prime?

Discussion in 'Prime Plug-in Charging' started by Roger T, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    Is it cheaper than gas though? That's probably the more important question.
     
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    I haven't done the math but I'd wager it's comparable (the old "invisible hand").

    But to be honest, I think the car drives much nicer in EV mode, so I use it whenever I can regardless.
     
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    cheaper? in what way. depletion of non-renewables? - respiratory disease? - hugely crushing national debt from military spending/controlling access to non-renewables around the world?
    .... or the extra 79ยข per fill-up.
    just kidding ... sort of.

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    It's not cheaper in Texas. Gas is under $3/gal and one gallon gets about 40 miles with the Prime. A full charge is maybe just over $2, but only for 25 miles.
     
  5. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    If you are only getting 40 mpg's you are doing something wrong. Are you driving 80 mph or just gunning it and slamming on the brakes at every light?
     
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    Once I got the car with around 8,000 miles on it (it's a program we have my workplace), My first full tank w/o charging went for 420 miles (about 10 gal of gas, which is 42MPG). I haven't gone a full tank w/o charging at all since that tank. I got hooked up with a wall outlet at work parking.
     
  7. markabele

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    Reset the tripometer and see what it tells you. But if you are really getting that low of MPG, either you drive like a mad man or there is something wrong with the car.
     
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    I definitely don't drive like a madman; I haven't even floored the Prime yet. The tripometer may affect the onscreen MPG score, but my 42MPG is coming from actually using 10 gallons of gas to drive 420 miles. I will probably just not charge on my next fill-up and see how many miles I get to test this.
     
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    You went from totally full to totally full? It can vary widely even if you use that parameter. Best to use the trip computer. I highly doubt you are getting that low.
     
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