Search found 110 matches

Go to advanced search

by Fjpod
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Newbie here.... some general questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

Re: Newbie here.... some general questions

If there is the option to precondition the car on the central display, you have the electric heater Thank you for the response. The next thing to figure out is if the car, under normal driving, will use the electric heater or turn the ICE on for heat. Or is the electric heater only used for precond...
by Fjpod
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button
Replies: 30
Views: 10273

Re: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button

Using various Bs with the paddle is no different than using your foot lightly on the brake. It produces the same regen. When you want to coast, it is important to keep the needle indicator right at zero... no charging, no accelerating.
by Fjpod
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: The fuel consumption of the PHEV and how I decrease it.
Replies: 41
Views: 37468

Re: The fuel consumption of the PHEV and how I decrease it.

@ oscar
Don't forget to take into account that going one way, your journey may have been a bit uphill and down on the return....
by Fjpod
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: BMU Cell voltage smoothing
Replies: 70
Views: 51049

Re: BMU Cell voltage smoothing

I'm a little confused by this thread. I understand the importance of balancing cell voltage, but doesn't the outlander do that automatically during a full charge? With my miev it was said, for best battery life, to try to keep the charge between 40 and 80 percent with partial charges, but to run the...
by Fjpod
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Newbie here.... some general questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

Re: Newbie here.... some general questions

Not sure if mine has the electric heater. I guess I should push some buttons to check it out, but it has been over 85 degrees fahrenheit, and humid, around here lately. The AC is working fine though.
by Fjpod
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button
Replies: 30
Views: 10273

Re: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button

The other way to do it is to use Save on faster roads and use EV round town. It's a halfway house, if you like. But whatever you decide, ending up with an empty battery when you get to your next charge is the best way to get the best economy. This seems like the way to go. Will try a few methods. T...
by Fjpod
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Newbie here.... some general questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

Re: Newbie here.... some general questions

Hey, thanks for the info so far... Thought of Few more questions...

1. On a cold start in winter does the ICE turn on to warm up the engine?

2. For cabin heat.... There is no electric heater, correct? Calling for cabin heat automatically turns the Ice on?
by Fjpod
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button
Replies: 30
Views: 10273

Re: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button

That's the way I do it. I have a similar journey that I do every week, and press CHRG on the faster roads and use EV around town. As long as you arrive at your next charge with an 'empty' battery and don't try to Charge when the battery shows above 80%. You get used to what range will get you home ...
by Fjpod
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button
Replies: 30
Views: 10273

Re: MPG/ l/100km on long journey using charge button

I'm afraid you're missing the point of Charge and Save. When the battery is empty (or when you press Save), the car will use the ICE to charge the battery, running in what is in effect Charge mode. Once the range has increased by a mile or so, it will drop back to EV till the range drops to the pre...
by Fjpod
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Newbie here.... some general questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

Newbie here.... some general questions

Just bought a 2020 Outlander PHEV (in the US). Have driven a 2010 Gen 3 Prius for 10 years (loved that car) and a 2012 iMiev (loved it also). I studied these cars for many years made some mods, etc. Got great mpg/mpge out of both of them. But I traded them both in for the Outlander. I can see this i...

Go to advanced search