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#1 OFFLINE   billford

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

My Fusion goes into EV+ mode when I'm driving near my house.

Just wondering if all hybrids have EV+ mode or is it just the ones with navigation?

 

 

 









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#2 OFFLINE   Toz

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:41 PM

it's all of the Hybrids. They all have the GPS module.  Really like the EV+ feature, makes me wish that I had plug in version.  I love driving in EV mode.


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#3 OFFLINE   Easy Rider

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:45 PM

Really......ALL of them......Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, .........

How do you know that ??

 

And for the benefit of a new owner who hasn't read all through the manual yet.......

What is EV+ mode and how do you know if it is in effect ?

 

Related question:  My Toyota has a button to "encourage" it to stay in the EV mode as long as possible.

It appears that my FFH has no such thing.  True ?



#4 OFFLINE   jeff_h

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

Really......ALL of them......Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, .........

How do you know that ??

 

I think he was referring to all trim levels of the Fusion Hybrids... S, SE, Titanium...


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#5 OFFLINE   djminfll

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

My Fusion goes into EV+ mode when I'm driving near my house.

Just wondering if all hybrids have EV+ mode or is it just the ones with navigation?

 

 

 

I think your original question was misunderstood - you were referring to all BRANDS of hybrids, and the response was referring to TRIMS on Fusion hybrids.

EV+ mode allows the car to recognize when it is approaching your regular destination and stay in EV mode the rest of the way to the destination. 


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:04 PM

EV+ mode currently kicks in when I'm close to home (it figured that out quickly) and finally, after 1200 miles or so, it knows where I work and so it kicks in when I'm about 1/4 mile from work.

 

I've noticed that EV+ mode is about 2 bars high in the Empower screen


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:51 AM

I was referring to the Fusion Hybrids in my original question, since this is a Fusion Hybrid forum.

 

I didn't think about the GPS module, makes sense now. Thanks.


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#8 OFFLINE   James Sentman

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

I just noticed this for the first time today. Even on the non-energi regular hybrid I’ve got it will say EV+ as I approach home. Thats really very clever now that I understand it. 



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

Really......ALL of them......Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, .........

How do you know that ??

 

And for the benefit of a new owner who hasn't read all through the manual yet.......

What is EV+ mode and how do you know if it is in effect ?

 

Related question:  My Toyota has a button to "encourage" it to stay in the EV mode as long as possible.

It appears that my FFH has no such thing.  True ?

umm yea, I just meant FFH's at all trim levles.  I have no idea about any other brands.  Sorry about the confusion.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:40 PM

After 3 and 1/2 weeks at my new job, my FFH finally went into EV+ mode as I neared the location. It never picked up my old location in the month I was there (prior to telecommuting). When they did the software update last summer, it only took about 2 days to start EV+ mode at my home location.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

Mine recognized home within a few days. After 7+ months, it still doesn't register when I get close to work. I park in a large lot, but I'm almost always parking within probably a 50' radius. I even tried parking in the same exact space for two weeks straight - nothing. The funny thing is, when I approach home and it comes on, I'm basically already on a slight decline, so the ICE really never wants to kick in anyhow. So, EV+ does basically nothing for me, except remind me that I'm almost home!.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:44 AM

So, EV+ does basically nothing for me, except remind me that I'm almost home!.

 

I think EV+ is just a gimmick.......to make that final number when you turn the car off look bigger.

 

In a standard, non-plugin type hybrid, very near to 100% of the total energy expended to make the car GO comes from burning gasoline.

Therefore, depleting the battery farther accomplishes nothing for overall fuel economy because the engine just has to charge it back up later......with the associated conversion losses going to and coming from the battery.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

Wrong IMO because the engine has to run in the morning anyway so by running it lower it's more efficient to charge the battery while the engine is warming up.

In my case I had the HVB charged up all the way when is was colder outside before the at would go into EV mode. EV+ allows more more charge to be stored.
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

Wrong IMO because the engine has to run in the morning anyway so by running it lower it's more efficient to charge the battery while the engine is warming up.

 

I posted about a year ago about 'sneak out mode' in the 2013 hybrid, where the HVB would be very low but still enough to get started down my driveway and downhill for 9/10 mile (regen'ing all the way) down to the main road... that same 9/10 mile uphill was perfect for EV+ as it let me stay on EV while the HVB went lower than it would have otherwise - and thus use that last bit of EV to hit some really good MPG commutes last year.

 

So maybe in many cases it doesn't offer a great advantage, but it sure did work well for me when I had the hybrid.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:55 AM

Wrong IMO because the engine has to run in the morning anyway so by running it lower it's more efficient to charge the battery while the engine is warming up.

 EV+ allows more more charge to be stored.

First sentence is a good point and very well could be true, to recharge PART of the used battery charge.

 

The second sentence makes no sense to me though.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:02 AM

 

I posted about a year ago about 'sneak out mode' in the 2013 hybrid, where the HVB would be very low but still enough to get started down my driveway and downhill for 9/10 mile (regen'ing all the way) down to the main road... that same 9/10 mile uphill was perfect for EV+ as it let me stay on EV while the HVB went lower than it would have otherwise - and thus use that last bit of EV to hit some really good MPG commutes last year.

 

So maybe in many cases it doesn't offer a great advantage, but it sure did work well for me when I had the hybrid.

And now with an Energi it's even better for you because it allows you to get the HVB as low as possible before plugging in to get the most out of every drop of gas and every Wh of electricity!


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