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Old 03-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking New high score on the drive to work: 49.5mpg

It's a 7.2-mile drive, in 50 degree weather, shallow uphill halfway there, shallow downhill the other half. I just bought the car about a month ago, and it had a LTA of 41.5. I haven't been real impressed with its MPG performance so far: 44 city/48 highway under optimal conditions is about the best I've been able to get.

It did some kind of recal-thing yesterday. The SoC went down to half while climbing a hill, suddenly dropped to zero, and has been slowly re-charging since.

Seems like kind of strange conditions for a best-mpg run--anyone know what's going on here?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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might be time to think about a grid charger considering your battery does a recal when you reach only down to halfway.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The dealer guaranteed the battery for 6 months--is there any way to prove it's not performing like it should be, so I can get them to fix it?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They won't fix it until you get a dreaded IMA light. (and then you will have a fight on your hands)
The above actions appear to be a normal reaction to a low charged IMA battery. Try not to use much assist but a lot of regen for a while.
Sit down, read and read here at ICN and your mileage will increase. (based on the knowledge you absorb)
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