Brake and Gas Charging

Discussion in 'Prius c Fuel Economy' started by chicagoaficionado, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Andyprius1

    Andyprius1 Senior Member

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    If one was driving fro
    That’s fuzzy thinking.
     
  2. Gino Veltri

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    Wait, why should I never do this? I did it all the time when crossing the Rockies and my battery would dip down to 26%. Of course I’d pull over and force charge the shit out of it, give it a few min , then continue climbing the mountains….
     
  3. ChapmanF

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    Hard on the battery. Inefficient in general driving conditions (you pay a conversion-efficiency tax both putting the energy into the battery and getting it back out, which you would not pay on sending it straight from engine to wheels while driving).

    But then, if you need to do it, in order to maintain traffic speed in the mountains, then that's a reason to do it. You did buy the car to drive, not look pretty. :)

    Yeah, that was fuzzy, thinking. Good to have somebody doing it. :)
     
  4. Seadaemon

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    I had to do that to try and get the battery fully charged to do my battery life expectancy test ( Dr Prius app )
     
  5. Gino Veltri

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    Yeah! This is where I first learned this was doable. Only use it in situations where I really need it , even though I trust the intelligence of the pri and don’t think it’ll let the hv battery completely die 0%, I’ve removed so many parts and Frankensteined my cars together that it wouldn’t surprise me if it did.
     
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