Roy13 wrote:Yes it's due to the country roads. Just came off a 110km zone then it's a 3km hill climb to my house at 80kph. Both roads force the car into parallel hybrid mode.
Speeds above 125-ish km/h will force your car into parallel hybrid mode. Speeds below that can be done in EV mode, in serial hybrid mode or (as long as you stay above 60-ish km/h) in parallel hybrid mode, depending on SOC and the amount of power needed for driving.
Roy13 wrote:Not the most efficient mode
Roy13 wrote:... & every day I have a small range left it won't let me use it due to being over 70kph.
True. But this is only the range between 25.5% and 32.5%. If you have 36.9% SOC, you should be able to use it, even at speeds above 70 km/h.
Roy13 wrote:I've noticed if I'm flat going into the city the ice remains off well after --km range is displayed.
Indeed. At city speeds, the low water mark for startingthe ICE is 25.5%. At higher speeds it is 30.5%. But, if I am not mistaken, only when the ICE is still cold.
Roy13 wrote:My first thoughts are to cut & intercept the can lines to the generator one mcp2515 receiving filtering out the generator on signal and the other sending the data to the generator. But obviously both chips being able read and send. Leaving generator torque output at 0 initially to see what happens.
I think the ICE can run with Generator Torque Request being 0. IMHO, there will be one signal that controls starting of the engine and another controlling Generator Torque.