littlescrote wrote: ↑Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:32 am
So your "full battery" was charged by the generator during the driving cycle? In that case, it's not the same fully charged as when put on an external charge where cell balancing occurs. In that case, there would have been a bit of head room for regen charge.
Probably not, as the "engine start" came one morning after an overnight top up charge. However, although the driving EV% dropped quite quickly, it never got to zero, so I suspect that the "engine started" mode is just a forced Charge Mode and the normal hysteresis discharge/recharge loop is still active, although the dashboard display is too simple to show the short-term drop in battery charge.
So at urban speeds, with the ICE running at a constant speed under "engine start", there are likely to be short periods when the car needs extra power above that being generated, (e.g. trying to jump the lights or avoid EV scooter louts
). Then, when you brake or paddle to slow down, Regen energy can go into the battery, if the ICE hasn't replaced it yet - hence our differing experiences of how effective B5 s at slowing the car down with an apparently "full" battery.
I suppose it is also possible that Mitsu have got a more extended hysteresis loop under "engine start" to help avoid loss of braking effect but, of course, they would never tell us about it.