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Using mountain mode to build up a charge

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While driving on the highway, I used mm to build up some battery charge. At this point I wanted to place the car in the hold mode to retain the charge for later use in the city. However, the hold mode was not available. Later, I realized that I had no charge left on the battery. Should I have just left the car in mm until I got in the city?
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Whatever you do, dont' think that you are saving any energy by generating your own electricity. If you want to do this in order to have blissful ICE free driving for a little while, then fine. But it's been shown time and time again that Volting doesn't work (it might in very limited circumstances, but I have yet to get it to work for me).
Unless you're paying less than about a buck fifty for a gallon of gas. Which I suppose is conceivable, considering that Oklahoma's paying about $2.07 these days...
With my electric rates, gas would need to be less than 97 cents per gallon before it makes more sense to drive on Dino juice than plug in. And even if that were the case, I like giving OPEC the finger. I'm only giving one finger right now by charging at home, but I plan to flip them twin birds when I have the house paid off and could care less about paying $8 per day, about $160 per month to charge at work at the nearest overpriced chargepoint.
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