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Still getting to know the Gen 2 and it seems to allow a deeper dive into the battery buffer when in CS mode. A couple of times now, it's allowed me to drive pretty far at slower speeds without ICE in CS mode. Electronics Technology Multimedia Electronic device Vehicle audio

This was a mix of slower speeds, 25-35, with gentle acceleration and some lights. Another time, I got 67 mpg for the last 4 miles of my trip in CS mode!

Although it was only a few miles, my Gen 1 kept a tighter hold and would never net me these kinds of numbers on a short trip in CS mode. Not complaining, just noticing.
 

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Still getting to know the Gen 2 and it seems to allow a deeper dive into the battery buffer when in CS mode. A couple of times now, it's allowed me to drive pretty far at slower speeds without ICE in CS mode. View attachment 143121

This was a mix of slower speeds, 25-35, with gentle acceleration and some lights. Another time, I got 67 mpg for the last 4 miles of my trip in CS mode!

Although it was only a few miles, my Gen 1 kept a tighter hold and would never net me these kinds of numbers on a short trip in CS mode. Not complaining, just noticing.
I was using my app I wrote and "gaming" my CS-mode efficiency. I managed to get the battery gauge on the app down to about 30% left in the "buffer", whereas it normally tries to keep it at something like 70% (these are arbitrary percentages based on what I observed the buffer to be, approximately). Of course, at some point, it started the ICE when I was coasting and ran it for several minutes to fully recharge the buffer, but then again, my old hybrid did that too if the battery got super low.
 

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Makes sense--the ICE was just starting up when I pulled into my driveway--probably starting to rebuild the buffer. The engineers really prioritized keeping the ICE off at slower speeds. But at that point, I doubt it would have let me go another 10 feet without recharging!
 
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