LeftieBiker wrote:GetOffYourGas wrote:LeftieBiker wrote:... the Prius PHEV. That gets higher MPG than the regular Prius when not charged
Is that true? I thought the PiP (Plug-In Prius) got slightly lower MPG than the regular Prius if you never charged it.
The larger pack and faster-charging-from-regen lithium chemistry let it run in electric mode more than the regular Prius. People tend to average about 50 MPG with the non-PIP and 55-60 with the PIP with no charge.
My regular Prius faced several situations where it could have stored more battery power had it the capacity to do so. the weight penalty for such a small pack is not significant