PIP EV range falloff

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  1. giora

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    Without knowing starting point (initial SOC) of each charge it is hard to make a judgement.
     
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    now 6 days since the dealer was supposed to call me.
     
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    I must be one of the lucky ones, at 121,000 miles I am still getting 12.1 to 12.5 miles per charge. I have to say the display in my car adapts to my driving style. If I am driving in an spirited manner while on EV mode it will lower the estimated range per charge if I have been using the charge faster than normal. There are times when I use up the charge within 9-10 miles when I am stuck in traffic and finally get to the point where the highway opens up. Although we don't get that much traffic on southbound I-35 through north Fort Worth (LOL)!! On weeks when I am having good luck with traffic or it is summer so we have half the number of cars on the road I get my full EV range out a charge. Sometimes I can get up to a mile and a half more than my normal 12.1 to 12.5 miles of EV range. All in all, I am very happy with the consistent range I have gotten since the car was delivered in March of 2012.
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    Was there a kwh charge falloff at all?
     
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    more proof that my battery is defective. 7 days since the dealer was supposed to call. yes, i'm keeping count.
     
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    Have you reminded them? As bad as service is with overtightening oil filters, they may be even worse with keeping customers informed.
     
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    i don't have a contact. toyota was supposed to have them call me.
     
  8. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    What is your total EV%?
     
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    I am afraid I do not keep track on how many KW it uses when I recharge the battery. I just go strickly by EV range and Trip B on the trip computer.
    I can't recall of the top of my head but I now it is no more than 30%. The Prius is our default road trip car so it has been on a lot of road trips all over the US and Canada. This has resulted in a lower EV% than you average Prius PHV. I should add that we do 98% of the recharge cycles using the car's Level I EVSE. Once in a blue moon do we use a Level II charging station.
     
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    Well if you want to eliminate whether your PiP is in the middle of rebalancing your cells over and over again you could try the following:

    Drive your PiP for a week without any charge. This may allow the electronics and battery to coalesce at the same voltage level. It'll eliminate whether you are going through a rebalancing storm or your electronics (PDU, ECU, etc.) are at fault (or just plain lying to you).


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    thanks, how many miles would i have to do? i have been driving 100+ miles, twice a week since june first on hv only.
     
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    For me it wouldn't be a whole heck of alot. Sounds like from your schedule, whatever you drive in a typical week, ~300 miles or so. You should also track your mileage the trip computer gives you. If its going down that'll be more ammunition.


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    That happens to be what I did, unintentionally. Drove a week without charging. Seems my range went up to like 10.5, hvac off, so about a gain of 1 mile I guess.


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    Try using just 5 minute recharges too after empty. It'll only add about 2 miles but again it'll allow the the battery modules to coalesce at a given voltage.


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    a gain of one mile on the battery icon range estimator, or in real performance?
     
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    wouldn't you think toyota would be smart enough to tell people to do this, so they don't get complaints?
     
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    11 days since toyota was supposed to contact me, i think i might have fallen through the cracks.
     
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    Battery icon range estimator. I don't have the attention span to watch the trip odometer and the battery gauge at the same time whilst driving lol


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    that's what i was afraid of.:unsure:
     
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    36 days, and i'm down to 13.4 miles.
     
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