They symbolize power regenerated. There should be a "Key" to the upper right of the screen, I think one car is 10kwh.
Too bad those calories don't come off the driver's tush. Prius could be a health benefit as well as environmental benefit! Every Prius driver would be more shapely and fit than we already are!paul16451 said:It means that for every car you see displayed, 1 kilowatthour (about 860,000 calories) of energy has been converted from braking to battery charge. And a calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius at normal atmospheric pressure.
Sorry Sanny, you'd need the 'Gilligan's Island' version of the Prius for that to happen. :wink:Sanny said:Too bad those calories don't come off the driver's tush. Prius could be a health benefit as well as environmental benefit! Every Prius driver would be more shapely and fit than we already are!
50kWh or 50Wh? I thought it was 50Whefusco said:1 car = 50kWh energy regenerated.
Well you'll have to consider this is someone who was off by a factor of 5000 on the AMOUNT of energy regenerated, but... Yes, it is a good thing. That energy goes to recharge your battery. OTOH you will see more little cars when you are in stop and go and not otherwise getting best mileage, so it is kind of like a consolation prize...evander said:All right, now, is it good to get those little cars or not? I told you I was "energy challenged".
WOW, that's like eating a whole chocolate layer cake yourself. :!: :!: I didnt even know this car makes chocolate cake.paul16451 said:It means that for every car you see displayed, 1 kilowatthour (about 860,000 calories) of energy has been converted...
Well sure...if you feel it's absolutely necessary to make things simple to understand instead of my incoherent rambling!Tideland Prius said:May I add to you doc?
Less cars relative to the bar. If you have no cars and really poor mileage, you've been accelerating too hard, too often. But if you have really high mileage and few cars, then you're doing quite a bit of coasting
Despite all the learned commentary, they have absolutely no practical function whatsoever.Tony Liscio said:What do the Cars that appear in the blocks mean?
Tony Liscio, 2004 Tideland Pearl Prius,Best car I have owned in 48 Years.