Looking for an answer to how to keep the car on the EV mode all the time to get myself a better mileage like Mr. PTJones was telling in one of his videos in YouTube. I can see on his car screen, before you start the engine ..is on the EV mode and basically running on EV Mode all the time even when it was running on 60-65. I'm Currently averaging like 37 and I know I can do Better. Just bought it a week ago and I'm loving it.
Impossible. The internal combustion engine (ICE) must run to charge the high voltage battery so the car can run in EV mode. Put up the Empower screen in the left hand display. You may see a white color curved bar (ICE running), a blue colored curved bar (EV), a blue outlined curved bar (ICE on/off threshold).
So, if in EV mode, blue ouline is higher than blue bar. If blue outline drops below blue bar, ICE comes on. If ICE is on, blue outline is below white bar. Back off throttle to lower white bar below blue outline and EV is on. As State of Charge of the HVB falls, blue outline bar will drop.
It's a matter of pulse and glide technique, using hills to your advantage, and efficiently charging the HVB. Practice amd dedication will increase EV mode operation and better fuel economy.
Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 22 November 2018 - 09:10 PM.