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  1. Marine Ray

    Marine Ray Senior Member

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    Happy Sunday folks. Sharing this just posted PHEV 101 video (3 minutes). Good to watch yourself or show folks that ask "what's a PHEV".

     
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    Good quick summary!

    They mentioned specifically a 70Km EV range; wonder where that particular number came from. Good as any number I suppose, but strangely specific for an otherwise generic description.

    About correct for a Honda Clarity PHEV, FWIW...
     
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    After watching it again I heard "up to 70 kilometers".
    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Yes.

    Not a super-important concern; just seemed oddly specific while the rest of the video seemed so general.
     
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    I presumed 70km were based off of whatever production PHEV vehicle was highest amount of ev distance. But after doing a bit of math conversion - the Volt's EPA gets over 80km .... so that's not it either - so who knows.

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    hmm so a Gen II is an erev and a geni 1 is a PHEV?
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    EREV is a marketing term, not a category, approach, or configuration.

    The definition itself has changed over the years, which is confirmation of that.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Just like Assist Hybrid.
     
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    .... or start/stop being a hybrid .... At least that's what the badge said on the side of the 1st Chevy Malibu with start-stop

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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    That was actually a mild hybrid. A weak one, but it did have regen braking, and a little bit of assist.
    The second generation one had the eAssist dropped during the refresh when GM introduced a more efficient engine and transmission combo. It also got start/stop with a second 12volt.
     
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