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Old 08-22-2019, 11:38 AM
Nightdriver Nightdriver is offline
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Originally Posted by jeff661 View Post
Just because the car says that you still have 90 miles of gas range doesn't mean that no gas was used. I can get in the car with 90 miles of gas range, drive 20 miles and have it say i have 100 miles of gas range left. Surely that doesn't mean that gas was added to my car. If your mileage is increasing or better than you average, the range will increase even as you use gas.
True. That happens all the time when I'm on the road. It's a little disoncerting sometimes when an acceptable range + tolerance will shortly decrease to a concern in the middle of the country.

However, in this unique case I could monitor the charge being used and accrued and noticed that the short uphill sections never depleted the charge available by the time the downhill parts added more. So in this case, no gasoline was used until I got out of the mountains and on to the highway.

Granted, this was a very unique case and rarely happens. I just thought I would share a time that it did.
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