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#21 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted Yesterday, 03:23 PM

I just made a trip to Orlando, FL and back using I-75/I-4 FWY and averaged 54 mpg, temps 60-90*F, some A/C and EV 57.5% of the time.  Watch my "How to get great gas mileage in a CMAX YouTube videos: http://fordcmaxhybri...at-gas-mileage/

 

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#22 OFFLINE   Buggs1a

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Posted Today, 04:17 AM

I have already seen your vids. ^^^

I’m getting better. I just drove 22 miles on I-405 north and south in Washington state. Horrific traffic. Worse then city driving. Stop and go for more then half the trip on freeway. I got 49.9 mpg for my trip home. But most of that was way easy since I could only go 5-20 mph and stop a lot. How annoying. On the trip to where I was going it was in the 40 - 45 mpg range. Same stop and go but a bit more driving a bit faster.

So I’m slowly starting to get it. I just wish the battery was a lot bigger to be in electric more.

And acceleration is so incredibly slow if I want to stay in ev mode.

Edited by Buggs1a, Today, 04:19 AM.

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#23 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted Today, 05:49 AM

That's great, hybrids love traffic, but yes, a hybrid isn't an actual electric car.  Some of them, like the Energi version of the C-MAX have a bigger battery pack but ultimately you are still using gas, just not all the time and the battery helps even out the load on the engine to make the engine more efficient.  I still love them, relatively smooth, quiet, lots of torque, manufacturer usually loads them up with options to sell at a higher price point (at least when you buy new)..and 40MPG on a routine basis is still double what a typical gasoline powered car would do.


Edited by jestevens, Today, 05:54 AM.

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#24 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted Today, 09:46 AM

Yeah, that's why I went with the Energi; my commute is well within electric range.



#25 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted Today, 09:58 AM

That's great, hybrids love traffic, but yes, a hybrid isn't an actual electric car.  Some of them, like the Energi version of the C-MAX have a bigger battery pack but ultimately you are still using gas, just not all the time and the battery helps even out the load on the engine to make the engine more efficient.  I still love them, relatively smooth, quiet, lots of torque, manufacturer usually loads them up with options to sell at a higher price point (at least when you buy new)..and 40MPG on a routine basis is still double what a typical gasoline powered car would do.

I don't quite like the comment 'isn't an actual electric car' on PHEV's. Get too many EV Purists out there who bash PHEV's with this exact reasoning. It really should be seen as a short/mid-range EV with hybrid backup for range. In my case during normal commutes in my Energi I never use any gas during a normal day. In fact Ford has programmed the Energi to run the engine to use stale gas if the engine hasn't been used for I believe a full year. A -YEAR- with no ICE usage!


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