When I test drove the prius for a week, I had the 8 bars lit up every day!DanMan32 said:I think I have gotten all green once in the 6 months I owned the car. Could have happened a few more times, I usually don't keep the MFD on that screen.
When you are up to 8 bars, you have not filled up the full capacity of the physical battery, but you have reached the limit the ECu will allow. At least when you've reached the top of the tolerance of that last bar.
To give you an idea of how steep it is, with my 5-speed manual car, it's all 2nd-3rd. No chance in getting the 4th in.DanMan32 said:If the drive is steep enough, you would be using electric assist the whole way, so yes, you could get down to 2 or even 1 red bar.
Yes it does. Having had a prius to test drive I took a lot of liberties:hyperion said:If this were true Danman then we are not driving a completely viable car. Would the car continue to the top on the "ICE" with a completely exhausted battery? or would you be stranded with an "800" Toyota phone number.