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Has anyone managed to recharge all the Battery cells into a Green state,through normal driving.Best that I can achieve is one unfilled battery cell?(1700miles)
 

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This is completely normal and much better for the battery life. I've managed twice on long and steep descending roads, where normally you should drive in B. On normal roads the battery should be charged between ~12% (1 green bar) and ~75% (2 empty bars).
 

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I was told by my dealer, after the test drive, that it's not possible to get all green on the battery indicator.
 

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The control systems on the car attempt to maintain moderate battery charge (eg 75%) so as to allow room for the regenerative braking to generate more, so I would not expect to see full battery hardly ever. (except perhaps on long hill as already suggested). So nothing to worry about if its not full.
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Bump! As opposed to creating a new thread I'm hijacking this one as it's relevant.

I've just passed the breaking in period of 1000km and finding that my Hybrid Battery is typically only showing 3 bars of charge, very occasionaly fluttering into a 4th bar for a few moments if I'm lucky. Should this be cause for concern?
 

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You could always take it to the dealers for peace of mind as my car is always two bars down from fully charged
 

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I find mine is usually 2 bars down from full, never seen it higher. Very short coasting distances only in EV. Driven around 300 miles so far.
 

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EightSixteen said:
my Hybrid Battery is typically only showing 3 bars of charge, very occasionaly fluttering into a 4th bar for a few moments if I'm lucky. Should this be cause for concern?
Not really a concern. If your car often switches to EV mode and you manage to keep the charge level between 2-4 bars then you really use the potential of the hybrid system and drive economically.

I've had a bad battery in my previous hybrid and its behaviour was quite different - it charged very slowly and discharged very quickly. At that period I managed to have fully charged and fully depleted battery (0 bars) on daily basis. Luckily for me the warranty was active and Toyota replaced it for free on a 8 years old car with 250K km (152 000mi) on the odometer.
 

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I got told by the dealer that the battery warranty is 11 years (UK) as long as you have Toyota do the servicing. (Have that in writing!)
 

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I think you can have your car serviced by some one else but if you want the battery warranty you would have to have it done by Toyota at a cost of £35. Free in the service.
 

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Turns out it's fine, it charges to 6/7 bars quite happily if I head down any kind of hill. Our trip mpg is typically around mid 60's for our ultra-urban, flat, 5 mile commute. Even if that's 10% out on I
it's accuracy, I'm still more than happy with that. When monitoring the hybrid battery activity is seems like we use from EV output quite a bit, to the degree that our battery level rarely gets above half way. Anyway, I'm content now that it works properly.

In terms of hybrid battery longevity under this kind of useage, we'll just need to wait and see I suppose. Thanks for everyone who got back to me.
 
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