just installed coastal EV chip... now what?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by mich.g.pan, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. mich.g.pan

    mich.g.pan Junior Member

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    hi guys,

    just installed the coastal ev chip on my 2007.
    Easy task.
    And, the jelly beans have been eaten too!
    Now what?

    I searched the forums for the best guides to using this feature for maximum mpg gains.
    There is a lot out there in the forums. Its been discussed a lot.
    Can someone direct me to the best thread?

    I basically want to know the ins and outs of this new mode.

    thanks
    michael
     
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    ursle Gas miser

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    When I installed mine my backup beep came back on and has never been silent since:)

    It's a stealth around the house thing, if you live on a hill, you can get going without the ice starting, or around the yard you can move the car without starting the ice, it's good for 2-3 miles at 32ish mph, in reality... just drive the speed limit and enjoy the mpg's the prii achieve.
     
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    thanks for the reply.

    what is the best routine for a workday using EV mode?

    I need to drive 3kms to the highway.
    I have already made it a practice (before the EV mod) to drive home in EV mode.
    When i get off the hwy my SOC is high.
    So, i use the extra kwatts to get me home.

    I was thinking of using the EV mode in the morning too.
    Except, those cold winter mornings.
    Not sure if thats a good plan.

    Will using the EV mode hurt battery life
     
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