Richr said all ... so disable cabin heating (this implies to switch off the air ventilation, or set the temperature to the lowest value : 15.0) ... and be gentle on the accelerator pedal ... as long your dash show your power inside the green space (up to 60kw) the ICE will not be used unless battery is low.Degobaboy wrote:Hi. New member - happy to be redirected if this is covered elsewhere. Is there a configuration other than a mod-chip that can force the PHEV to only drive in EV mode until absolutely necessary? I have a 4 mile school run not exceeding 30mph morning and night and had expected to do this in EV only charging every couple of days. I know all the stuff about heating and fuel cycling. Thanks!
I got side effects on itanko wrote:Remove the fuel pump fuse and ignore the warnings
My Lady Boss would like to trade the Outlander PHEV for a Land Rover PHEVjaapv wrote:trade it in for a Tesla..
I so fully agree with this. I did months of research into what I would replace my Subaru with (and I've been extremely loyal to the Subaru Legacy for a very long time having owned five). If you only do city driving and can charge every day then a pure EV may well be a better choice. If you do a lot of motorway miles, then the Outlander PHEV is a poor choice - the diesel one will cost you less in the long run.jaapv wrote:My point - a PHEV is a dual-system concept. By necessity that involves engineering choices and compromises that do not apply to pure EV or even EV+extender cars.
The thing to do is to use and enjoy the car within the boundaries of those compromises. If you need- or want more, there are other vehicles out there that offer different compromises. If you want pure EV, you want an EV car. If you want a motorway cruiser, there are sleek Diesels, if you want performance, there are sports cars, etc.
The Mitsubishi is a bit of a jack of all trades, and surprisingly good at it.
Given JLR's reliability, I wouldn't count on it. The Range Rover electrical troubleshooting manual alone runs to over 1,000 pages. Chatting to a colleague at Christmas he pointed out that during the 14 years I'd owned a Lexus GS300 he'd gone through three Discoveries, one of which ruined its own engine thanks to the bearings shifting and blocking the oilways, another which blew out its hydraulic suspension pipes on the way to trade-in.elm70 wrote:My Lady Boss would like to trade the Outlander PHEV for a Land Rover PHEVjaapv wrote:trade it in for a Tesla..
Ignoring that the Land Rover just costs the double ... would be the UK car a better EV?