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Post by evric » Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 17:39

I worked out I can do about 75Km on the KILL ICE mode before I loose the green.
I am doing about 150Km combined mode before the battery is at 20% on a long trip on one charge.
We are filling the petrol tank (remember to stop at the first click when filling) about every 1600Km. This is charging each night.
You will probably do heaps better than that, using Kill ICE mode most of the time.

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Post by 85turbo » Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 17:47

I was able to get well over 1600km per tank with the inferior enginer system.
So should be able to do way better with this system.

I always fill up around 2 bars left, and always stop at the first click off too.
I've been using an app to track fuel economy and that requires the same fill method each time,
to avoid errors.

This has been a year long project for me getting back to phev.
Looking forward to getting it all up and running.

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Post by evric » Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 18:19

The first click off when filling a Prius makes the liner in the tank last longer. That's what I read...
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Post by 85turbo » Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 20:06

I'm not entirely sure the Australian spec Prius has the bladder.

I've certainly not noticed any of the issues that they seem to have in the USA.

I think it (the bladder) was a North American requirement for emissions testing.

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Post by 85turbo » Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 20:57

Got the box and batteries in over this weekend.
With many thanks to Geoff at GT tooling.

Still have some work to do in wiring up the pack, but that should hopefully be finished next weekend.

Can't upload pics as the forum says they are too big.
But I'm very happy with the result.

I'll try to upload a few to Photobucket or drive and get links.

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Post by 85turbo » Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 21:52

Easier to post a link to the plug in conversation thread.

Click me
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Post by Adverse Effects » Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 22:32

85turbo wrote: Easier to post a link to the plug in conversation thread.

Click me


just comes up with an error

"An unexpected database error occurred. Please try again later."


[EDIT]

now works
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Post by 85turbo » Sun, 12 Mar 2017, 02:20

Yeah, the Prius chat forum has been having trouble lately. Sometime it works and other times it does not.

I'll see what I can do about getting pics here.

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Post by 85turbo » Sun, 12 Mar 2017, 22:11

i have uploaded most of the install pictures to this album on photobucket.

album

sort the album by oldest first to see them in chronological order.

the car should be drive able as a EV next weekend.
if all goes as planned.

big thanks again to Geoff at GT Tooling for the battery box and some other stuff. and to John for helping with this.

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Post by evric » Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 13:34

Hi Jason,
Looking good!.
To protect your polycarbonate sheet, you can get a Prius mat from the US (ebay) as I used. This Prius Gen 2 mat wasn't available in Australia.

I found some on eBay when searching for "prius cargo mat"

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Post by 85turbo » Mon, 13 Mar 2017, 16:51

Thanks.

I did look on eBay, but all I see there are rubber mats, and most of those are for the 3rd gen.

I can make a carpet mat without too much trouble.
I still have the template that was used to make the polycarbonate cover,
So I'll just use that to trim some bunnings grey carpet.

That's what I did when I had the last plug in system.

Fingers crossed for a finish next weekend.

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Post by 85turbo » Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 09:53

So it's taken a bit longer than anticipated, but the car is now completed.
I have driven about 300 km in ev mode so far, and I'm getting around 16kwh per 100km.

Pics and other info are in the thread linked earlier.

Thanks to all that have contributed helpful info and advice.

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Post by 85turbo » Fri, 12 May 2017, 06:03

I have now driven around 800 km in forced ev mode.
Average is around 18kwh per 100km now.

Also done a 350km drive in blended mode.
I got better than 2.5L per 100 in blended mode, and consumed around 24kwh for the trip.
(170 odd km each way, with a charge each night)

Turns out the useable capacity is much higher than the rated 40ah too.
Somewhere around 47ah. Happy with that.

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Post by evric » Fri, 12 May 2017, 06:36

Looking good Jason.
How many km can you do on one charge in forced EV mode?
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Post by 85turbo » Fri, 12 May 2017, 07:01

Somewhere around 65km. I've not pushed it to the limit in ev mode.
But the numbers would seem to point to around 65km.

I'm doing my daily 35km commute and most nights I'm getting home with 45% or more left.

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