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Anthony Poli

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  1. I'm not sure how long it took, but it was roughly about 500 miles
  2. Disconnect the battery for 30 minutes should be enough for the reset. This will probably give you poor economy until the ECU has clocked up enough miles for it's initial setup.
  3. B mode wastes power hence that's why it's meant for steep downhill travel. Shame Toyota never explained it properly in the manual.
  4. I haven't driven any of the newer generation with the launch gear, if I am not mistaken it was a Prius only thing and may have been just for the plugin model. It would go all the way upto 70Mph in EV mode without being slow.
  5. The common mistake by the motoring press, they always complain about the gearbox being noisey, but they mistake the engine revving up from it's quieter and optimal range whilst under acceleration like joining the motorway. When cruising at your desired speed, the noise level drops back down again. Around town doing upto 30, you'll be more surprised when the engine suddenly starts once the battery needs to charge.
  6. I had this and it seemed to coincide with me using the hazard lights, but it was like Russian roulette, sometimes it didn't happen and other times it was like clockwork.
  7. Have you got my toyota set up online? With a registered car and multimedia head unit, you can purchase the updates for the sat nav and media functions. Then it is a case of using a usb stick to insert it into the car and wait for the update to complete with the in READY mode. Warning the update process can take 30 minutes or more. Also check what version you currently have and pay attention to the last letter, so you can buy the correct update. only 2 variants but they aren't interchangeable.
  8. Could be worse and they all run on windows 🤣
  9. Almost forgot what the display was like on my first hybrid. That car was better, but smaller than the TS that I moved to later. Just too slow when pulling away on electric only.
  10. Sadly my Auris TS, did show a significant reduction in range. Plus the possibility of further increases in Ethanol content, helped me to make the change. As I mentioned before, the hybrids just helped me to choose to go full electric. Toyota just didn't have what I was after, which was a shame. One area that Toyota needs to improve on for their cars, is the seats. Out of the 3 hybrids, the Yaris had better seats than the Auris. In both Auris models, I felt like someone with a disability after an hours driving.
  11. I know some well never accept EV's for all the excuses already stated. The only real true point is the current number of chargers, I don't have a charging point at home and it's not a problem, but I'm not loosing/wasting time going to charge. Still yet to find a non working charger.
  12. A 11 year old car, just like a petrol car. Won't do the same MPG after the same age and distance. This was the first mass produced EV, so the range was low to start with. So your comparing it to newer or new EV's. Now when you decided to buy a hybrid, what was your mindset? I bought my hybrids, with the intention of having the benefits of driving on electric and the regen. Knowing full well it was a way of dipping my toe into EV's, while not having to worry about charging. It was always my intention to go full electric, so the hybrid was a stepping stone.
  13. The regen braking and it's effects, can be thought of as 3 stages. first when you take your foot off the accelerator, second when you apply the brake peddle and lastly when you use B mode. The first stage, doesn't slow you down as much as pressing the brake. B mode has the bigger effect and is not meant for continuous use.
  14. I dare say, Toyota are the only ones that use 40% of the battery capacity and have long battery life.
  15. I prefer to watch the like of Weber auto on youtube, where they shown the progression of the hybrid motors and gearing design over the years. That did give a insight into the B mode, what it does and why you should only use it for it's intended purpose.
  16. I remember reading that somewhere and when the motoring journalists put their foot down, they thought the CVT was noisy rather than, the engine going above this sweet spot.
  17. Before I put my money on my horse, I did look into how things were going as whole. My GF has a Aygo and was worried about how I was going to fair, now she has seen how it goes and pro's and and cons. She said if she was in a position to buy a car it would be electric.
  18. I hope no offence was taken by my reply. I know EV's won't suit everyone at the moment, because of range, availability of chargers and most importantly price. This will change as the demand for EV's is increasing, even if some car manufacturers are trying to dig their heals in. Just my opinion 🙂
  19. Sadly you haven't shown any sources for the misinformation. Auris hybrid TS weight around 1400 -1600 Kg, Model 3 RWD 1800-1880 Kg Where do you get this 100K miles from? There are still the original Leafs still motoring from 2011, with original drivetrain and have only lost 33% of range in that time. The hybrid system was meant to be a stop gap, but never lived up to the advertised figures for most people. As for you Gf, that situation is improving as chargers are appearing, going back to when I was a kid, you carried a can of petrol just for emergency. Now there are plenty of places to buy fuel.
  20. The engine will also be used for the cabin heating.
  21. At the moment the hydrogen is produced from methane, hence the extra CO2. A better way is to use microbes that take in waste and release the hydrogen without the CO2.
  22. The problem with hydrogen is how it is produced, at the moment we haven't found a low energy way of making in bulk without the extra CO2. Then there is the storage and transportation and when used in a engine it still produces by products from the lubrication.
  23. Electric cars aren't too heavy and ok for short trips, hybrids are just as heavy. If your heavy footed with an ICE car then you'll be just as bad with the electric one. So where is the lie?
  24. The only apps that I could get were for the Radio and the glass of water. Google search was hit and miss and the sat nav didn't like gps coordinates. At least it could find the Tesla place that I was going to lol
  25. Some company has come up with a add on solution for you, it's a dongle connected to the canbus and links to wireless buttons.
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