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Discussion in 'Prime Plug-in Charging' started by TGrracie, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. TGrracie

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    I don't know where to post it. So feel free to move in on the right place.
    I've finally got an outside wall socket to change up my car.
    Trevor IMG_20181209_125856136_HDR.jpg
     
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    Very nice! The outlet is high enough on the wall, so easier to plug in and out and not likely to be buried in a pile of snow. Did you do it yourself or had to hire an electrician?
     
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    well done!(y)
     
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    It look very nice. As others have pointed out, it's great that it's at a convenient height and not likely to get buried by New England snows. The hook for stowing the coiled cable is excellent!

    Can't tell from the photo, but it looks like it conforms to the code requirement that the weather-proof cover be able to be closed even when a cord is plugged into the outlet. Also, I assume it's a GFCI outlet or on a GFCI circuit breaker. Something like this:

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    My father helped me with the install.
     
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    did he put the stick on your tail light?:cool:
     
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    If it suits your needs, cut off the standard plug and put on an angled plug. It might fit into the housing better.

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    A plug in vehicle without adequate mileage in Electric MAKES NO SENSE

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    OTOH, "adequate" mile is different for everyone. For people with less than 25 miles commute, this car is a pure EV with an option to drive much further on super-efficient HV mode using gas. Even without an adequate EV range, purely for the cost of cars compared, in your region, PRIME is CHEAPER than regular Prius by thousands. Of course, if you can not live with 4 seats and less cargo, the car is not for you.;)
     
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    As for the sticker, that's my girlfriend an I idea.
     
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    nice, must have been meant for poster #8^:cool:
     
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    As I said in an earlier post to PriusChat:

    Whenever I tell fiends that my Prime has a 30 mile electric range, their typical response is "What good is that?"

    If I then tell them that I rarely drive more than 30 miles in my daily activities, they claim that's unusual -- even though
    30 miles x 365 days = 10,950 miles of electric driving per year.

    And if I explain that the Prime has a gasoline engine which takes over seamlessly when the electric range is
    exceeded, they ask "Well, in that case, why don't you just get an ordinary gasoline car?"

    So, I conclude that for many people, they'd just as soon buy gas for that 10,950 miles of driving with its monetary and environmental costs even though it MAKES NO SENSE.
     
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    I have driven my Prime just about 20,000 miles in 20 months. Close to half of that mileage is on the highway in 80 mile mostly at freeway speed increments. What I did not foresee was the ability to leverage those EV miles with the 55 mpg hybrid miles. With the exception of the coldest winter months my Prime has routinely averaged over 110 mpg every month I have owned it which I think, even considering the $20 per month to charge it, is flipping amazing. This is December and I am still getting 85 mpg running the car normally with heat at 70 degrees, seat and steering wheel heaters on almost continuously. The car routinely reminds me to use a more moderate temperature setting to improve my score - which is not going to happen when it's 15 degrees. Overall I think Toyota did a pretty good job trying to balance the EV range and related battery weight in this car. Perhaps preaching to the choir but I really like this car, it drives great in the city and on the highway, looks great (yeah subjective), comfortable and has a pretty decent stereo. Sure beats the heck out of my 77 Plymouth which for the record was one of the worst cars I ever owned. So is 25 miles of EV range useful? For my driving, my experience that answer is a resounding yes because on many days driving in town EV is all I use and on those highway days leveraging EV and HV performance returns excellent overall fuel economy. And did I mention it's also fun to drive?
     
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