Interesting, I can increase speed at 65 mph in EV, maybe it is because of my MODS with less aero drag. You Think? The ability to accelerate in EV is tied to SOC, the higher percentage SOC the more power you have available in EV. The temperature of the HVB has an effect on this too. Most CMAX Hybrid owners don't realize that their CMAX is an Energi with a small HVB, about 1/4 the size and then the computer only allows you to use 1/3 of it.
If you want to see what it is like to drive an Energi, tonight when you are going Home the last few miles don't use EV and try to keep your HVB charged up as much as possible. The next morning after turning on the CMAX use the Empower Smart Gauge to see what your SOC of the HVB which should be close to the top. Then look at the available EV power in blue box on left side and the top of it should be around the 2 Bar line. Then drive off watching the blue power being used line in the blue power available box not to exceed the top of the box. You will be surprised how powerful the car is in EV and will be able to go a mile or 2 in EV if you keep it under 35 mph. If you go above that the ICE will start automatically to lubricate the trans. After that you can go back to EV and accelerate up to 55 mph in EV before you run out of HVB power.
The Energi can go up to 85 mph in EV, but the HVB will discharge very quickly and cutting down the range in EV.
Yes, I can also increase speed (apply throttle) above 65 mph now in EV but not pre-13B07. This discussuon started based on how to determine whether the poster had 13b07.
Yes, the torque monitor algorithm will see less torque requirement because of your aero mods. Obviously, the algorithms in the Energi will have more kWh available in the HVB and an auxiliary electric cooling pump, and thus can allocate all torque requirements to EV up to the nominal 85 mph limit or max torque limit of the traction motor for a longer period of time than the hybrid.
I have already driven nearly 2 miles in EV mode several years ago and documented it in this post. What point are you trying to make? My SOC declined about 30% or HVB energy declined about 0.4 kWh. At slow speed one should be able to drive about 5 miles per kWh or 2 miles on 0.4 kWh - nothing new.