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Month: January 2019

90,2% electrical in January !

90,2% electrical in January !

You can do allmost all on electricity with the PHEV when you have a usage profile with relatively short trips. My commuting distance is 25-30km one-way and i can recharge at work.I logged all my trips in the PHEV Watchdog app in january, in total 1269km from which 1144 on electricity. My EV score was 90.2%It could have been better with higher outside temperatures, because the engine starts more often when the heating is turned on. To prevent this I…

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A day to the office – 2

A day to the office – 2

Today i visited more locations. My first appointment at 29km from my home. I extended pre-heating (connected to the charger) to 20 minutes because monday some ice was left on my windows after 10 minutes pre-heating. The disadvantage is that the battery looses some capacity because heating takes a little more power than the charger can deliver. I started with 33.8Ah in the battery and without pre-heating this is usually 36Ah. The boardcomputer showed a range of 40km with 5km…

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A day to the office

A day to the office

It is 26 kilometer to my closest office location with about 80% highway. The (adaptive) cruisecontrol is set to 100km/h but the actual speed is usually lower due to the traffic intensity.Today I had the heating on, the airco off and the car was pre-heated connected to the charger. The boardcomputer showed a range of 40km of which 6 was left when I arrived after 26km. Back home about the same, but not pre-heated. 4km was left after a 27km…

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Battery condition

Battery condition

The battery is an expensive part (i have read €7000) and there is not a lot of experience with the lifespan in the Outlander PHEV. It seems wise to check the condition before buying a used PHEV and luckily this it is very easy with the PHEVWatchDog Android app and an ODB2 bluetooth adapter.Buy a compatible adapter, because i could not get two cheap adapters properly connected with the WatchDog app. The VGATE icar Pro Bluetooth 3.0 was flawless. It…

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