Prius Prime Questions

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  1. civicdriver06

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    What kind of fuel economy is to be expected using charge-mode ?
    Does pre-heating or cooling the car deliver satisfying results ?
    Can anybody say if the top speed of the Prime is the same as the hatchback ?
    Does the car have enough power for overtaking in pure EV-mode, more specifically is there a kind of extra punch when you put the foot down ?
    Once main battery is depleted and driving in HV-mode,are longer periods of driving in ev-mode possible than in the regular hatchback (~1 1/2 mile) ?
    How does the JBL sound,apparently Toyota put some more sound deadning in the Prime vs. 2016 Prius . !?
     
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    can charge mode be used at any speed?
     
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    It worked from 0 to 65 when I tried it.
     
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    I got 48 mixed city/highway when I tried it for about 8 minutes.
     
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    excellent, thanks!
     
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    Wow !
    That sounds amazing !
    How many EV-miles were you able to charge in 8 minutes ?
     
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    Not sure. I wasn't familiar enough with the display to get the Ev range up on the screen. But I did drive about 2 miles and it wasn't used up.
     
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    Thanks !
    I am absolutely impressed,if I think about gen. 3 beeing rated at 50 mpg but without having to charge a big battery that seems tremendous!
    Can't wait to see one in person and test drive it !
    Unfortunately they will not be available before March next year here .
     
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    That was a really short drive and thus a really small sample. I was just on a test drive.

    This was my route: https://goo.gl/maps/QqESzC36eeT2

    I drove the first two legs in charge mode and the third leg in Ev mode. When I started, the battery was right at the hybrid/Ev line, but it would go into Ev mode. When I got started on the third leg, I had a few pixels of battery above the hybrid/Ev line and when I got to the end of the drive, I still had a couple pixels above that line left.

    Looking back at my GPS data, the charge mode was actually on for 13 minutes, not 8 minutes.
     
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