OXYGEN

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    Nikolay
  • Toyota Model
    Corolla Touring Sport hybrid
  • Toyota Year
    2019
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  1. This was the return. The car doesn’t like to hold battery full. As I said, it got to full twice for the journey because as soon as it gets above 6 bars discharging becomes a priority. So at the end of the trip I was as usual with 3 or 4 bars.
  2. I am extremely amazed by the car. Today I made a 35km trip and got 2.7 l/100km!!! This is 104,6mpg!!! Of course, there was some descent in the beginning, I got the battery full twice, at some point even the ICE came on during descent (I guess to prevent the battery from overcharging). I also experienced the best EV-only acceleration and it stayed in it for really long periods. And even there was also some motorway driving towards the end of the journey, the fuel consumption is really unexpected.
  3. This is totally not applicable for many countries. There it could be quite the opposite - not driving with the flow speed and slowing everyone behind you could actually lead to dangerous situations and accidents because of frustrating the others and forcing them to do stupid things to pass you. It is full of youtube videos, forum discussions, etc. especially between Prius drivers, how you should make sure not to make everyone angry just because you want to achieve +2mpg for example. And I have heard this from different traffic/driving experts on different occasions - most safe driving is to “follow” the others. Not driving faster or slower. And again, when you live in a place, where “normal” acceleration is considered to be something else than what Japanese engineers thought when creating the eco/pwr bar, then it’s safer not to watch it and drive as the rest. So you guys seem to be lucky living and driving in a place where there is no road rage, speeds in general are very low and everyone is just driving calmly. But this is not the case in many countries. Just an example: Tell a German to drive on their autobahns with only 60mph. Or to go to the fast lane for overtaking a truck staying only in the eco zone...in a no limit zone where someone behind you can be approaching with 100+mph...
  4. I think it depends where you come from. If your current/previous car is fast and powerful (above 130-140 hp), then the bigger hybrid will be less painful switch 🙂 But if you’re used to slow cars with around 120 hp and less, then 1.8 is also an option. But in any case, you will find the hybrid slightly slower than equivalent regular car with non-cvt transmission.
  5. Sorry, I meant only 11mpg better with the Corolla. It’s 6.04 per 100 currently.
  6. Sure. https://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/858176.html
  7. Ups, I wrote dual carriageway, but I meant a normal country road with a single lane for each direction. I am sorry for my English...
  8. Well, that’s the thing that bothers me. 99% of the time I am not driving “sporty”. With this or the previous car. In general my view and understanding of the need for power is to be able quickly to pass on dual carriage way and safely return in your lane. The less distance and time you need for this - the better. Apart from that, I am not anymore at the age or the thinking of those “racers“ that need to prove themselves on every traffic light. But unfortunately, even having in mind the above, I personally and everyone driving behind me, finds the acceleration up to the beginning of the PWR zone not sufficient... Probably it’s a difference in culture, habits, etc in my country/that part of Europe.... So what I was trying to say was that if I was driving my Leon the way a hybrid needs to, I would achieve probably only a few mpg more with the Corolla. Because before the switch I was not trying to achieve better results compared to what I am doing now. In one case you drive as always did, in the other you put some effort and have the advantage of the hybrid, but expected difference is not that big.
  9. Well, that’s the thing that bothers me. 99% of the time I am not driving “sporty”. With this or the previous car. In general my view and understanding of the need for power is to be able quickly to pass on dual carriage way and safely return in your lane. The less distance and time you need for this - the better. Apart from that, I am not anymore at the age or the thinking of those “racers“ that need to prove themselves on every traffic light. But unfortunately, even having in mind the above, I personally and everyone driving behind me, finds the acceleration up to the beginning of the PWR zone not sufficient... Probably it’s a difference in culture, habits, etc in my country/that part of Europe.... So what I was trying to say was that if I was driving my Leon the way a hybrid needs to, I would achieve probably only a few mpg more with the Corolla. Because before the switch I was not trying to achieve better results compared to what I am doing now. In one case you drive as always did, in the other you put some effort and have the advantage of the hybrid, but expected difference is not that big in reality.
  10. Well, I am not absolutely regretting the purchase. And I really like all other aspects of the car, especially the HUD, dynamic CC, Active lane assist, etc. Probably just slightly loosing the confidence of making a good decision... Previous car was a Seat Leon FR 1.8TSI 2017 and I found a buyer for it at the end of the warranty. In the city there is definitely a good improvement to my mpg, but the motorway driving kind of eats it. I always use Spritmonitor app for all my cars and absolutely regularly populate my fillings. So my lifetime consumption of the Leon is just 11mpg lower than the Corolla. Of course one has almost 3 years of statistics, the other just a month...
  11. I feel almost the same as you. And for me the annoyance probably comes from the fact, that we are told how economical hybrids are. So I spend a lot of money for a brand new car, that has very sophisticated system and is supposed to have great mpg. But it appears that this is only true if you change your driving habits and style. Otherwise the difference from my old regular petrol car is not that big. And then comes also the thought, that if I just had kept that old car and tried driving it as one should drive hybrid, then I would have achieved also much better mpg... Slightly feeling disappointment and being mislead to make wrong decision with the purchase...because of wrong expectations...
  12. Battery default state of 2.0 seems to be 3 out of 8 bars. When ICE chargers it, it will go to 4/8. What I have seen so far is up to 7/8 but just once. I had it up to 5/8 and then there was very long descent, where I went down on partial brake (just before the end of the blue regen bar) on purpose to see how much it will add. Usually it fills on average descents up to 6/8. So in general, to add bars to the battery, you need to regenerate. Most easily on long and not slow descents. About 400-500 meters descent with speed before it around 25-30 mph and a Stop/Red light at the end can add two bars using the regeneration carefully (trying not to use the brake pads). To keep it in EV mode, you need to accelerate as a turtle with arthritis and not go above 20-25 mph... For me above this speed, in EV mode is possible only to keep current speed or even decelerate slowly.
  13. First day Eco only, second Eco and Normal when entered Germany.
  14. Today I noticed that even with speeds above 87mph battery adds power to the wheels. It’s just for moments on steady gas pedal and then switching to charge it, then adds again and so on. On hard acceleration always adding, not 100% sure but I think even above 100 mph (didn’t had the time to look carefully at the screen with that speed...
  15. Colder today. It was between 0 and 4 Celsius. Everything seems to be worse but here’s the consumption... Or maybe different quality petrol? Yesterday it was Serbian and Croatian and today German...