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in the last 5 weeks I did two longish (250 mile non-stop) journeys back to back.

The changes are:

1) Now when reaching 4 bars and I select full EV it says 'battery too low' before it would always engage at sub 34mph if on 4
2) I sometimes have to prompt partial EV by pressing the full EV button, regardless of how many bars of charge are shown
3) it seems to charge quicker, am guessing a vagary of a rechargeable power source

Not a biggie but thought I'd ask.

Before the long journey was running at 69.7 average MPG, now this is back to 64 on 6000 driven miles, slowly creeping back up as average 70-80 on my daily commute to/from work :)
 

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I thought the car automatically kicks the EV motor in? Have I been driving this long not knowing this? :(
 

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There's partial EV which switches between the petrol, electric and petrol/electric, then there's full battery power only achieved by depressing the EV button near the handbrake.

When depressed you will see a second EV green light illuminate on the dash, it;s only applicable if driving below 34mph (IIRC) and will cut off when that speed is exceeded or you depress the pedal too much.

RTFM? :)
 

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MarkyMUK said:
There's partial EV which switches between the petrol, electric and petrol/electric, then there's full battery power only achieved by depressing the EV button near the handbrake.

When depressed you will see a second EV green light illuminate on the dash, it;s only applicable if driving below 34mph (IIRC) and will cut off when that speed is exceeded or you depress the pedal too much.

RTFM? :)
Sorry Marky I dont think that is quite correct. There are two "modes" of EV. If you ease off the accelerator (approaching a junction, say) then the car will automatically switch to EV. It can do this at quite high speeds (eg 60 mph).
Then there is the EV button. This enables you to force the car into EV, but, as you say, only works at low speeds.
In BOTH cases the green EV light comes on.
(This is a summary and I realise there are some exceptions I have not covered)
 
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