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Yes, initial tests indicates ~5a at idle in park, and ~35a at steady (no regen) 35mpg.

Note: 5a is 1800 watts, >L1 EVSE rate. 35A is 12.6 Kw rate! >>> L2 EVSE.

Using my obd2 reader and the car scanner app, I could see charging from regen braking and in sport mode. My battery was almost full so the charging stopped after a short time. I'll d o more testing after I run a few errands today and lower the SOC of the battery.
 

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Yes, initial tests indicates ~5a at idle in park, and ~35a at steady (no regen) 35mpg.

Note: 5a is 1800 watts, >L1 EVSE rate. 35A is 12.6 Kw rate! >>> L2 EVSE.

Using my obd2 reader and the car scanner app, I could see charging from regen braking and in sport mode. My battery was almost full so the charging stopped after a short time. I'll d o more testing after I run a few errands today and lower the SOC of the battery.
I'm assuming you meant 35 MPH, not MPG on your first line. :)

The factory L1 EVSE is capable of 12 amps, so at idle it's probably barely putting in more than what's coming out. Of course, that 12 amps is only at 110v. The onboard charger is only capable of 3.3 kW, so it would seem that at speed it would charge far faster than when connected at home. But in real life I haven't found that to be the case. If it were kicking 12 kW into the battery, it would (theoretically) completely charge a "dead" (really about 16% SoC) in around 30 minutes. But I have found that even a two hour drive at freeway speeds it never brought the SoC to more that maybe 85%, and that wasn't with a drained battery to begin with. When I drove to Ellensburg back in August, I switched to Sport mode after using about 8 miles of displayed range (so showing about 16 miles). When I arrived at Ellensburg, it was back to 20-21. I spent a couple of hours driving around town in EV mode, and when we hit the freeway for home it was about 8 miles remaining. About 15 minutes from home, I had it back up to about 16-17 and used EV mode the remainder of the way.

Thanks for sharing the data you recorded. What OBD connector are you using, and what app? If it's an Android app (like Torque), is there something similar for iOS?
 

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Couple months ago I did some "spirited" driving in Sport Mode for about 100kms. The PHEV graphic was showing the gas engine and the battery powering the wheels and I got about 4.2L / 100km fuel mileage (with full battery at start)
Couple days ago I drove about 50 kms in Sport mode on a windy road with traffic that's not used to windy roads so we were driving around 50kmh. The graphic showed the gas engine feeding the wheels and the battery, but not the battery feeding the wheels. I left with 25% charge and arrived home at 85% charge so it definitely charged the battery. Fuel economy was 8.2 L / 100km, by far the worst I've every seen in this car, but still better than my Subaru Forester.
Not sure it matters but my 12V battery had died (see the camping discussion).
Sport Mode at cruising speeds seems to be a cheat for the "charge" mode that some other PHEVs have.
 

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Sport Mode at cruising speeds seems to be a cheat for the "charge" mode that some other PHEVs have.
Cheaters never prosper. Using gasoline to add charge to your battery is bad in every way possible. Sure, possible to invent an edge case (perhaps needing to go up mountain passes at 75 mph)...
 

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“Cheating” to charge the battery can be beneficial for a few different reasons, more so on the HEV than the PHEV though. One of which is to play around with more power. There is a big difference between the power on the HEV when the battery is at 50% vs 100%. Yes, this is an economy car but sometimes it is fun to play around and chirp the tires going into 2nd gear!
 
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