Lots of hours in the car and paying attention to how things are working led me to figure out certain things that I'm going to share with you guys here. Let me post the video as it explains it and then I can add some text to this. Watch this to start:
I am uploading more vidoes now...
Here is a video of what happens if you do EV later right from the start and save 95% of the battery on the highway:
Ok and here is what happens when you set the point to 93% (or lower) to give some headroom:
Here is another example of over 50mpg at 65mph with the battery set point at another level, 13% charged to 15-16%.
I suppose the video is worth a 1000 words as they say, so hope its self explanatory in there but if you have any questions please let me know. Because of all this highly efficient ICE driving, when I filled up the gas time every time the gas mile range went up and up and up, from 587 to 620 to 625 to an all time high of 632, I took a picture of the highest number for the record! As an added note regarding that picture, the range is determined using the RAFE number, which is the recent average fuel economy of the ICE. The number is derived by multiplying the RAFE number, in this case 45.14 mpg, by 14, the number of gallons in the fuel tank, yielding 632. If on the next run your engine is not performing as well, because for example you're letting the HVB discharge down hills and recharge all the time, then the next fill up might yield 587 miles (for example), meaning your RAFE number dropped to 41.92 as an example. Hope that makes sense.
Edited by rbort, 17 December 2015 - 08:47 PM.