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I am pretty new to the Sonata Hybrid. But, one thing I have learned from the short time I have been on this board is that your goal should not be to get EV on all the time. Just keep the gas pedal constant, and let the car do the deciding when to engage EV
|.... Lot of years of driving behind me, so I kind of know how it should feel. ...|
And that is the problem . But a problem that - I think - many of us faced when first driving this car. First several tanks, I got at best 28 MPG since my driving was close to 80% city driving and trying to drive this car how I drove my previous cars was bad, bad, bad. Once I started to keep a more constant pressure on the gas pedal, NOT tried to keep EV mode engaged and was content to not try to pass everyone (the hardest part for me :-> ), my MPG has been near 35-40 consistantly.
My wife, who is a much more conservative "laid back" driver....content to drive the speed limit, slows down to the speed of the person in front of her instead of always passing them if they are still close to the speed limit, etc. does even better on the MPG. We filled up and drove several miles back to the beach house we're at here in the Outer Banks and when we got out, the instant MPG read 52.9 MPG... Made me sad that I couldn't get close to that on more than a coast down our driveway :-).
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