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I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:44 am
by Chelsealady30
I have STOPPED charging my battery whilst I am driving as I was constantly putting petrol In costing me a small fortune…

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:02 am
by ThudnBlundr
You do realise that what you've said makes absolutely no sense :roll:

You cannot drive the car without it trying to charge the battery once the battery shows empty. Well I guess you could if you knew what you were doing and hacked the various computers that control the car. So assuming you get home with the battery empty, pressing CHRG merely changes when the battery charges, not how much

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:25 am
by kpetrov
Except if he charges more than it needs to get to his next charging point with empty battery.
Then he clearly is wasting the fortune. ;)

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:27 am
by jaapv
The OP clearly didn't realize that the charge button forces charging during driving, and that the ICE/generator consumes petrol. He was simply forcing the car to be a simple hybrid - which, for a two-ton car with the same air resistance as Canterbury Cathedral, is not very efficient...

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:51 am
by greendwarf
And unlike a simple hybrid you will continue to burn petrol when stationary or would be otherwise coasting. As a result you will get a similar consumption figure to the dreaded "engine started" phase, when I have seen figures down to 12 miles per gallon :o

Oh, and once the battery is full, of course, you are just burning petrol to warm up the planet :twisted:

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:02 am
by ThudnBlundr
I assume from the name that Chelsealady30 is a "she"

Mine cuts the ICE once the battery is mostly full - isn't it 80%?

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:02 pm
by jaapv
Mine too :mrgreen:

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:11 am
by greendwarf
Oops, sorry my bad - never thought to try it :lol:

Re: I just found out after weeks of constant topping up petrol

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:45 pm
by Trex
ThudnBlundr wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:02 am
I assume from the name that Chelsealady30 is a "she"

Mine cuts the ICE once the battery is mostly full - isn't it 80%?

Around 86% or 14 out of 16 bars on the MMCS from memory.