Zero to Sixty

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  1. Billy sharpstick

    Billy sharpstick New Member

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    Does anyone know what zero to 60 times are for the Prime, with and without EV mode? Mine seems relatively wimpy once the battery runs out. I wish the salesman had mentioned this on my test drive! (I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume ignorance. I've actually had to explain what "hybrid" and "plug-in" mean to several salesmen.)
     
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    Around 10 seconds in hybrid, 11 seconds in EV.
     
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    the salesman didn't try to talk you into an 86?
     
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    Zero to Sixty

    Later that day.
     
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    10-11 seconds was pretty snappy back in the 70s. Now we've become jaded.

    On a more practical level, I just passed a dawdler on the way back from a meeting. I didn't use a stopwatch, but it seemed like 35-55 in EV was about 2.5 seconds. More than adequate for my needs.
     
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    For me, the 0-60 time would be infinity for most of my daily drive. I never reach 60mph on my regular route. :LOL:
     
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    I seem to recall hearing it was peppier in straight electric? (n)
     
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    It seems more responsive, but I think that's just low end torque with the electric motors. I remember seeing those 10 and 11 second numbers, too.
     
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    Ok just more punchy at the start.
     
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    Question: Prius 0-60?
    Answer: Yes.

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    2019 Prime. User Joined July 2019. And NOW is posting this question? I guess it does take a really long time to get to 60.
     
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    If you're worried about this maybe you got the wrong car. Anyway I drive a Ford fusion at work and it's assas as the Prius Prime, it gets 29MPG highway and is a piece of s.....
     
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    I attended a conference where one talk was about plug-in hybrids. There was a chart of 0-60 times and the Prius Prime was the slowest of all of the vehicles at 11 seconds. The Porsche Taycan was fastest at 2.6 secs but Tesla Model S ranged from 2.4 -3.7 secs. On the other hand, MPGe for Prime was 133. The Taycan’s MPGe was 69 and that for Tesla S was 110. Tesla 3 has the best balance with 0-60 of 3.2-5.3 secs and MPGe of 113-141.

    The speaker sort of belittled the Prime, based on the 0-60. I had seen the numbers before test-driving the Prime and so expected to be underwhelmed when I drove it. But I was surprised to find the acceleration perfectly adequate for me and, oh, so quiet. Plus, I just couldn’t get past the limitations of electric range for an all-electric car, especially in a Minnesota winter.
     
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    Ever have someone tell you something, and the best you can muster is "huh, that's nice...".
     
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    Just got home from a Tesla showroom where I took a test drive in a new Tesla Model S Performance. The private owner allowed me to try it in "Ludicrous+ mode" (not warp), OMG, that's serious serious acceleration. Not that I'd ever "use" it that way . . . . :p:D

    I'm ruined. Telsa even allows you to view your album art while DRIVING the car. LOL.Toyota, are you listening?
     
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    I believe EV mode is longer than that - around 13 secs. It's about 10-11 seconds in hybrid mode.

    Gen 4 is about 10 secs.





    HV: 10.6 sec
    EV: 12.8 sec
     
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    i would never know, gotta be eco friendly and not waste gas.
     
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    I knew the 0-60 was super slow, but I was actually impressed with the 0-30/40 of it in pure EV mode. Don’t know the official numbers but usually can leave those bumper huggers behind if I want some space in town.
     
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    0-60 in 10~12 seconds is "super slow"? Am I on Priuschat??
     
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