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by zzcoopej
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Research into Wear & Tear of a hybrid (Start-Stop) engine
Replies: 12
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Re: Research into Wear & Tear of a hybrid (Start-Stop) engin

Ok thanks guys, that clears it up for me. I have my PHEV power ON in SAVE mode automatically all the time now. It would be nice to have Eco Mode on by default, have you considered that? I'm not sure default to Save mode would suit my normal usage however when on holidays with 2 hourly breaks over a ...
by zzcoopej
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Research into Wear & Tear of a hybrid (Start-Stop) engine
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

Research into Wear & Tear of a hybrid (Start-Stop) engine

A friend of mine commented that he thought it might be a problem having the PHEV engine start/stop much more frequently than a conventional car. I googled and found this research paper on the topic http://papers.sae.org/2014-01-1476/ (You can see the first 5 pages here. I have NOT read the full repo...

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