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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 05:46 PM
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Should have posted my question about gas only mode here
Ok that clears things up. When I first was interested in the VAN I was irritated that it was 80MPG and 28 until I read up on the MPGe crazysauce. It still made me excited so I bought one...err waitlisted.
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So, has anyone confirmed (real world) what the Hybrid gets for fuel economy AFTER the battery has been depleted and it is running in Hybrid mode? I know the MPGe figure quoted is 28 MPGe, but with what kind of driving, City or Highway? Or is that (28 MPGe) combined?

To help could someone provide real world Hybrid values for:

1) Highway MPG =
2) City MPG =

Both AFTER the battery is exhausted. I know in City the battery will have regenerated via regen-braking, but I find City driving to be the toughest on MPG in my Limited (Gas version) so I'm wondering what improvements the Hybrid see in City (or/and on Highway).

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So, has anyone confirmed (real world) what the Hybrid gets for fuel economy AFTER the battery has been depleted and it is running in Hybrid mode? I know the MPGe figure quoted is 28 MPGe, but with what kind of driving, City or Highway? Or is that (28 MPGe) combined?

To help could someone provide real world Hybrid values for:

1) Highway MPG =
2) City MPG =

Both AFTER the battery is exhausted. I know in City the battery will have regenerated via regen-braking, but I find City driving to be the toughest on MPG in my Limited (Gas version) so I'm wondering what improvements the Hybrid see in City (or/and on Highway).
I'm pretty much a highway hauler (70 mile one-way commute on I-75). Once the charged battery is depleted, I am seeing about 28-35mpg going 70-75mph. It's still working itself out and winter isn't doing it any favors. Since I do have a long highway commute with hills and occasional braking, the two miles city driving once I exit is pure electric as the battery has charged enough to hit the 35mph speedlimit on the local roads.

I did do a haul down to Indiana last weekend and I was averaging 26 on gas but it was really windy, really icy, and really cold. And I was not going the speed limit

Let me get through this tank and I can provide better numbers.

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I'm pretty much a highway hauler (70 mile one-way commute on I-75). Once the charged battery is depleted, I am seeing about 28-35mpg going 70-75mph. It's still working itself out and winter isn't doing it any favors. Since I do have a long highway commute with hills and occasional braking, the two miles city driving once I exit is pure electric as the battery has charged enough to hit the 35mph speedlimit on the local roads.

I did do a haul down to Indiana last weekend and I was averaging 26 on gas but it was really windy, really icy, and really cold. And I was not going the speed limit

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Thanks for the initial data! Like you said its hard to tell MFG when wind/Ice/Snow/Cold are bad. But your normal 70 mile commute numbers look promising!

Please keep us posted with more data.

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I don't think the Hybrid is going to be much, if any, better than the regular gas Pacifica on long highway trips. Once the battery has been depleted, it's going to operate like the gas version on the highway, at least until you brake a few times to regenerate the battery. The added weight isn't going to do the hybrid any favors while running on gas.

City driving is where it will excel.
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I don't think the Hybrid is going to be much, if any, better than the regular gas Pacifica on long highway trips. Once the battery has been depleted, it's going to operate like the gas version on the highway, at least until you brake a few times to regenerate the battery. The added weight isn't going to do the hybrid any favors while running on gas.

City driving is where it will excel.
Yup. I am interested in seeing what the Atkinson Cycle engine will do. Its 260hp compared to the 287hp gas engine. That plus the CVT should provide higher MPG along. The other side of the coin is extra weight.

There are times when the engine is generating more power than needed and that gets fed back into the battery. This does allow the electric motor to provide acceleration during certain highway runs. Its quite neat to watch the system work. While paying attention to the road of course.

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