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  1. Does anyone with a Prius PHV gen2 know the maximum charging rate when hooked up to a 22kW (or even a 43kW) charge point? My gen1 PIP can do 2.4kW/h when connected to some 22kW units but only does 1.9kW/h on my home 3.6kW charger and public 7kW chargers.
  2. You can get low rolling resistance winter tyres and also LRR all season tyres. My previous gen3 prius had Michelin Alpin winter tyres and my current plug in has nokian weatherproof tyres.
  3. Yes. Other brands are targetted as well as Toyota.
  4. Going back a while but some UK gen2 and gen3 owners fitted the enginer kit. The solar panel option looks new. Maybe have a look on the prius chat forum.
  5. Electric mpkW depends on the same factors as petrol mpg. Driving in rain/wind, tyre pressures, aircon use, starting and stopping, etc. My gen1 pip gets better mpkW in the summer but if conditions are right i can still get 12 miles on a full charge in winter.
  6. The charging post will still show 'charging' light because it is still active. Even though the Prius light is off.
  7. No. Once HV battery is charged, the charger is stopped.
  8. Hiw do the crims know you have done this? They just remove whatever is there. They don't quality inspect it first.
  9. That's a possibility. There was a spate of gen3 batteries overheating in hotter countries where the battery cooler air intake filter got blocked with fluff buildup.
  10. The only battery that needs replacing in a prius is the 12V one (although my old gen3 still had the original one after 7 years). The HV battery should last as long as the car (or longer) unless damaged in an accident.
  11. There is (or was until recently) an economy 7 tariff which is 0.00p per unit for overnight electricity.
  12. Catloc just makes it harder not impossible. 😞
  13. There may be more EV charging stations than petrol stations but you don't often find petrol stations that are broken or blocked or only work with app x or card y. And you can refuel in minutes not hours. I am so glad i have a plugin hybrid and not a bev. So is the mrs.
  14. Electricity prices vary (as do petrol prices) so doing miles per pound isn't that useful. Especially when you can also use free EV charge points With my gen1 plugin prius i can do approx 4 miles on 1 unit of electricity in EV mode. I guess the gen2 plugin is similar.