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01 December 2015 @ 12:15 am
Today's hybrid nugget  
Found out that at least in my hybrid, it will turn on the gas engine to warm up if the cabin needs to be heated. This means very short trips in the winter time have the side effect of destroying gas mileage, because it will fill the battery and waste some of the gas engine.
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chenoamegchenoameg on December 1st, 2015 12:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, mine too.
eub on December 2nd, 2015 08:37 am (UTC)
Huh. I guess the whole thing would work better for non-warm-blooded drivers.
sauergeeksauergeek on December 5th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
But then you'd need the cabin to be extra warm, so you can take the necessary heat from your environment.
eub on December 6th, 2015 07:32 am (UTC)
I should really have said poikilothermic drivers.