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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/Energi to get Great Gas Mileage

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#201 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted Yesterday, 06:00 PM

Raja, we been this way before and you're acting like you have never driven a Hybrid. Then again you could be just fooling me.

 

You're missing the point Paul, what I'm trying to say is that having the Energi allows you many more options than just having the subset car, the hybrid version of it.  Like I said before, you HAVE to start your engine every time you go out, but with the Energi you can do the same if you so choose (EV later or don't charge it up) or you can use battery to make reasonable trips out of the power of the sun without polluting the earth.   Check out my log below for today...home to the post office to mail some stuff, then to Natick mall to get some dinner, and back home.  All 100% EV.  That's the beauty of the Energi that you're so missing...  :( 

 

Trunk space is important to me too, and I like the higher deck as I usually transport my model helicopters on top of that deck and the height allows me to put my other luggage below the tail booms on top of the folded down seats.  That deck actually works in my favor  :smile2: 

 

TRUST ME 100% on this, I don't care about cornering speed maybe that's the only thing going for you, I'd rather go a little bit slower than lean into it as I'm driving a plug in hybrid not a sports car and don't care about acceleration, cornering at high speed or heavy braking.  You know well that with these cars the name of the game is full blue coach bars for maximum performance in the range department!!  I'll carry 250lbs any day to be able to go to Natick and come back without using a drop of fuel,  :victory: 

 

-=>Raja.

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#202 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted Today, 09:46 AM

You're missing the point Paul, what I'm trying to say is that having the Energi allows you many more options than just having the subset car, the hybrid version of it.  Like I said before, you HAVE to start your engine every time you go out (This is not true and you would know it if you had driven a Hybrid or maybe you forgot , I usually go .2 to 1 miles when I first start out depending on the SOC, The ICE almost never starts.) , but with the Energi you can do the same if you so choose (EV later or don't charge it up) or you can use battery to make reasonable trips out of the power of the sun without polluting the earth.   Check out my log below for today...home to the post office to mail some stuff, then to Natick mall to get some dinner, and back home.  All 100% EV.  That's the beauty of the Energi that you're so missing...  :( You could have gotten an all Electric Focus and not spent any money gas. :smile2: 

 

Trunk space is important to me too, and I like the higher deck as I usually transport my model helicopters on top of that deck and the height allows me to put my other luggage below the tail booms on top of the folded down seats.  That deck actually works in my favor  :smile2: Sounds like it works for you but I couldn't give up 10 cubic feet of cargo space.

 

TRUST ME 100% on this, I don't care about cornering speed maybe that's the only thing going for you, I'd rather go a little bit slower than lean into it as I'm driving a plug in hybrid not a sports car and don't care about acceleration, cornering at high speed or heavy braking.  You know well that with these cars the name of the game is full blue coach bars for maximum performance in the range department!!  I'll carry 250lbs any day to be able to go to Natick and come back without using a drop of fuel,  :victory: Some of us CMAX Hybrid Drivers like it because it is a sporty/Fun car to drive.  :smile2:  From what I've seen most CMAX owners bought their cars to save money on gas. :smile2: BTW I went to McD's to get  lunch which is .6 miles without the ICE starting and then made it half the way back before the ICE started.  SOC when from 49% to 38% so if I could started with 52% SOC I could have gone all the way without the ICE starting. :smile2:  This is so much fun. Using these numbers I would say My CMAX has an EV  range of about 3 miles. I'm thinking about away of testing it.

 

-=>Raja.



#203 OFFLINE   Joshg678

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Posted Today, 01:08 PM

 

Sounds like it works for you but I couldn't give up 10 cubic feet of cargo space.

 

BTW I went to McD's to get  lunch which is .6 miles without the ICE starting and then made it half the way back before the ICE started.  SOC when from 49% to 38% so if I could started with 52% SOC I could have gone all the way without the ICE starting. :smile2:  This is so much fun. Using these numbers I would say My CMAX has an EV  range of about 3 miles. I'm thinking about away of testing it.

 

 

This was the same for me, the Cargo space was needed for my current life situation.

 

The Greatest distance on the battery (hybrid) I've driven is 2.1 miles.  I was at 60SOC, went down hill for about 1 mile of it and kept below 35 to keep the ice from turning on.  Stopped with 42SOC.











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