EV range?

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  1. jdb2

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    I have a loved one who owns a 2018 Prius Prime Advanced Plug-in with all the bells-and-whistles. I had read somewhere that the estimated range in EV mode when the battery is fully charged is supposed to be 40 miles, but, the most I've ever seen is 31.5 miles or so. I thought I had read this in the manual, but, apparently not, as I can't find it in there.

    Anyways, lately, I've seen the estimated EV range slowly drop from around 31.5 miles to around 28 miles or lower, on complete charges. Is the battery going bad or is this just a bug in the firmware which estimates the EV range?

    Thanks,

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  2. john1701a

    john1701a Prius Guru

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    You likely stumbled across a mention of RAV4 Prime, not realizing it wasn't a reference to Prius Prime. It could have been a mistake by the writer too. The EV range differences could be easy to overlook.
     
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    25 mi advertised
     
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    Depending on time of year mine will drop as low as 22 miles of EV. Still love it... look at my average mpg below.
     
  5. bisco

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    most peeps get 40 under the right conditions though.
     
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    Like a long downhill run. :ROFLMAO:

    EPA says 25. I'm usually 31 plus or minus 3-4 miles. People with cold winters will get 25 plus or minus in the winter. I'll get 25 on State Road 54 because it's 60 mph with a hard stop (little or no regen) about every mile.
     
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    I’ve gotten up to 35 this summer here in Indiana. I’ve been at at least 31 this year.
     
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    I've never seen anything close to that and I can't recall anyone mentioning that much on this forum. It usually claims 32 and then in reality I get 25. I drive aimed at getting best MPG.
     
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    the average is around 28 miles or so. 40 miles would definitely be perfect for the prius though.
     
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    I bet @john1701a got the spot on response. Yap, only 25miles EV range for PRIUS PRIME, but most people can manage to squeeze 30+miles.
    Guess-O-Meter is notoriously temperamental to change in your driving conditions. Drop from 31.5 miles to 28 miles can happen in a single day, and that is perfectly normal. It is only an estimate and not an actual EV range. You can get it to display over 40miles EV range, but that will require some "cheating". ;)

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    #10 Salamander_King, Aug 20, 2020
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  11. bisco

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    see this thread: 'share your success: 40+ miles ev on a charge by @BrettEG
     
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