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Posted by Ike on June 2, 2007, 6:32 am

Michelle Steiner wrote:

I consider you a Prius expert, but don't think coasting

Posted by Mike Rosenberg on June 2, 2007, 1:22 pm

You don't need to think about it at all when you can see the display
actually showing you that it does.

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Posted by stratus46 on June 2, 2007, 5:06 pm

 > Michelle Steiner wrote:
 > >> The brake pedal tells the car how much to kick in the
 > >> which provides the braking power.  Braking the car uses the more
 > >> efficient kinetic energy to electricity conversion.
 > > Coasting also regenerates the battery.  And coasting as far as
you can
 > > uses less gas than keeping up speed and then braking hard.
 > Michelle,
 > I consider you a Prius expert, but don't think coasting
 > regenerates.

Foot off the gas regenerates. To actually 'coast', you need to lightly
press the gas. The energy monitor will show nothing between the
wheels, engine and battery. In this condition, it does nothing to the
battery charge wise.


Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 2, 2007, 5:32 pm

 stratus46@yahoo.com wrote:

It all depends on the definition of "coast"; when your foot is off the
gas, you're coasting.  When the energy screen shows no arrows, you're

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Posted by Ike on June 2, 2007, 9:01 pm

Michelle Steiner wrote:

In my other cars, "coast" means foot off the gas pedal. It might
be argued that engine braking requires that "coast" is in
neutral. Uniquely to the Prius, "coast" might define that
condition when there are no arrows.

The Prius has created a new glossary for drivers. So, "gliding?" OK.

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