Prius Plug-in Virtual Drive Calculator

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Prius Team, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Prius Team

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    In case you haven't seen it, here's a fun little calculator from our friends in Japan that helps you estimate your Plug-in commute/journey's impact (MPG/ CO2 etc). You'll need Chrome to use it.

    Please let me know what you think!

    Best,
    Erica Gartsbeyn
    Prius Product Manager
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    Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Virtual Drive
     
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    Toyota should put the address look-up technology they use in this app in the NAV system on the Prius!
     
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    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    Pretty cool. I did the 20.3 miles simulated drive from Manhattan to a "Beach" near Rockaway park. The result is 71.1 mpg.

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    From the trips I have done in NYC, I have beaten that figure easily. :D

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    The first trip was an hour and one minute drive. The second one was an hour and 48 mins.
     
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    Worked once. Tried to show a co-worker and the website freezes.
     
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    Erica if you ever need a Brand Ambassador let me know. You give me a PIP and I will blog, tweet and Facebook all the good experiences and help build momentum for the product.

    If you have such a program let me know? Mercedes does it.
     
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    Erica,

    The simulator seems to be hard coded for 10.3 miles of EV regardless of the route's elevation change or travel speeds.

    I was hoping for something closer to www.jurassictest.ch/GR/

    Is there any chance of having the PlugIn Prius added to the Green Race site?
     
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    Yeah, me too, Erica. I'll create a whole website about the Prius. Promise :D
     
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    We can work Together Erica, Danny on the East Coast and I on the West Coast. I'm also driving distance to your USA HQ. Send a private message if you want to discuss. :)
     
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    I was a bit surprized that you didn't make a statement about not including both fuels. :)
     
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    Huh? It said the journey used both EV and HV modes.
     
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    John, I thought it was designed to simulate EV Mode of 11 miles (EPA) and then the rest in HV mode, you're correct, it doesn't account for road types/speeds etc. Just a basic simulator. Hadn't seen the Green Race site, seems like only pure EVs are on it so far, I'll get a little more familiar before I see if it's something we should recommend we try to add ourselves to.

    JMD, lol. Got it. Will keep it in mind. Thanks

    ewxlt66: will let Japan office know. Thanks.

    usbseawolf2000: I beat my journey in real life too, glad to see you're doing the same!

    Best,
    Erica Gartsbeyn
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    When I tried it, CO2 Emission did not display. Does it work for anyone else?
     
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    Did it spell out the kWh used(don't know, not working for me)?

    If not, that leave a user an impression the electric was free.
     
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    It goes through a visual animation showing PiP plugging in first and then filling up with gasoline. Then it said 3 hours charge with 120v or 1.5 hours with 240v for 11 EV miles.

    I thought the presentation is pretty much idiot-proof. I am using the Chrome browser as Erica indicated in her first post.
     
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    doesn't work for me very well. As a point B I typed several well known addresses and it indicates insufficient Goggle data.
     
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    Just freezes on me.
     
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    It's a bummer that the mapping doesn't take elevation into account. My elevation profile looks like this and the website gives me the same mpg both ways (57mpg). In reality I get 47mpg(winter)-55mpg (summer) going uphill and 70mpg (winter)-90mpg (summer) going downhill in a non-PIP. The website said I would get 57mpg either way. :rolleyes:

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    I decided to try my daily commute. They took me mostly interstate and added 4+ miles to the trip. It would take me 2hours or more to get to work going the route they chose. I think they should allow you to put in your normal route. This would give me a better idea of what sort of mileage compared to my Prius would get.
     
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    It didnt pick the shortest route for me either.. it said my drive to work from home was 15.6 miles, when in reality, I make it in about 13 miles. As a result, it said my fuel efficiency was 81.4.. but it should be 999 :D

    I plotted a shorter drive and it only said:

    "Your journey used only electric vehicle mode" and shows "-" for Fuel Efficiency. I think 999 would look better there. :)
     
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    It didn't show CO2 Emission for me either. I tried both a pure EV trip and a combined EV and HV trip.
     
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