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by littlescrote
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home

You both have personal views that are not shared by many global corporations that have a lot more to lose than you do.
by littlescrote
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Ran out of gas but depleted battery got me home

greendwarf wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:46 am
However, there is nowhere in the world where electricity is not already available, which is why fuel cells are NOT the future. :mrgreen:
I would change that to " fuel cells are not THE future" - they are definitely a part of the future, along with batteries and synthetic fuel ICE.
by littlescrote
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Not automatically switching from battery to engine
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Not automatically switching from battery to engine

I suspect that on your test drive the battery level was low, hence it did that.

You can't force the engine on as such in that way, but using either Save or Charge whilst at high speed will result in the engine being used to either maintain charge level, or attempt to increase it.
by littlescrote
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fuel economy on the motorway
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Fuel economy on the motorway

EssexBoy wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:58 pm
littlescrote wrote:......and lubricating sliding surfaces....
But not all sliding surfaces ! :twisted:
Yes, all sliding surfaces - NOT friction surfaces ;)
by littlescrote
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Low 12v Battery on New Car
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Low 12v Battery on New Car

I believe that a low 12V battery can cause these issues even when driving and the DC/DC converter should be supplying voltage and current for those Aux circuits, however unlikely that sounds. You shouldn't have issues with the 12V battery at that age, but it can happen. But it's certainly nonsense t...
by littlescrote
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: What fuel consumption can I expect on 50mile run on motorway?
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: What fuel consumption can I expect on 50mile run on motorway?

Regardless of the arguments around total efficiency over the whole journey what clearly makes sense to do from a local environmental point of view is to use just EV mode in any urban environment. To do that when you have an urban section at the end of your journey which is beyond the battery range c...
by littlescrote
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: mystery navigation symbol
Replies: 15
Views: 1549

Re: mystery navigation symbol

greendwarf wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:14 am
Anyone who adopts the handle "littlescrote" is unlikely to "suffer fools gladly" - a quality that regularly gets me into trouble at work and elsewhere :lol:
That is a pretty good description of me :D
by littlescrote
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: MOT brake test
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: MOT brake test

DibbyDibbyDJ wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:16 pm
PHEV will be fine on the rollers as there is no mechanical connection between rear motors and front drive.
This ^
by littlescrote
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: What fuel consumption can I expect on 50mile run on motorway?
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: What fuel consumption can I expect on 50mile run on motorway?

I would expect around 45mpg for that journey, provided you charge each end. The short low speed sections do you no favours, it's there where the EV mode comes into its own and delivers the economy benefit.
by littlescrote
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Buying the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Topic: UK Buyers guide - Which to go for £10-£15k
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: UK Buyers guide - Which to go for £10-£15k

There is no real difference between pre-facelift (~2015) and post except mostly cosmetic. The real useful differences come in when the 2.4 engine and larger battery came out, but that is way beyond your budget. I think you'll be lucky to get a good facelift at that budget. My personal advice (with a...

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