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#1 OFFLINE   joshg678

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

I have a love hate relationship with them, I enjoy being lazy, but I don't like sitting and not moving.
Over the weekend i went and got in line at the McDonald's to get my son a happy meal. Nice warm day, windows down no climate control.
I sat in that line for 20 min before I got my food. 😝

After about 15 min the SOC was about 20% and every time I let my foot off the brake the ICE would instantly fire up and would run for about 1 second after coming to a complete stop. I felt like I was in a cheap mild Hybrid 😂

Anyone else ever notice this? It was kind of neat.

My coworker can't stand the silence so when we grab lunch together I take my C-Max just to mess with him. If we grab something across the street I can make it there and back in EV (.4 mi each way)

Edited by joshg678, 20 February 2017 - 08:47 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:03 AM

I've done this waiting in line for a car wash on the first warm day of Spring, The C-MAX at least runs the engine for a little while to get a decent SOC. 

 

When it used to happen in my '07 Prius it was annoying because that car -would not- run the engine long enough to get a decent SOC - it would just leave the HVB in a low SOC and keep cycling the engine off and on when you pressed the accelerator until you finally got going in traffic.  I never had a problem where it would not start because of it but really unnerving when the car was doing that repeatedly in bumper to bumper gridlock traffic for 20 minutes.



#3 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:58 PM

..............After about 15 min the SOC was about 20% and every time I let my foot off the brake the ICE would instantly fire up and would run for about 1 second after coming to a complete stop............   .................It was kind of neat.

 
I could not agree more - nothing worse for gas mileage (& the planet) than ICE idle charging, theeee worst.

 

As far as your co-worker - ding him with EV quiet.  :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:   We all need sound retraining.  ICE idle noise is not good 'white' noise.

 

Yust MO,

Nick


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#4 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:50 PM

Waiting in line (or in traffic) is a favorite thing to do in the C-Max... 

 

OK, maybe it's that no car has been better at it that the C-Max!

 

Frank


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#5 OFFLINE   Kelleytoons

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:48 PM

I play tennis at a lot of gate communities, and sometimes I have to wait for the gate guard to come out and let me in.  I have, on more than one occasion, had to honk my horn, at which point they always say "I didn't even know there was a car out here".  Sometimes you can be TOO quiet.


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#6 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

I have to say that I'm much happier now, waiting in line at a drive-through in my Energi, because I'm not burning gas just to keep my inefficient power plant turning over for no better reason than it's hard to start.



#7 OFFLINE   joshg678

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:41 PM

My coworker always says "you gonna start the car?"
I respond "nah I'll just coast across the streat"
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