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Here's a good problem to have: I've had my PHEV for a month, driven almost 1000 miles, and I still have nearly the original full tank of gas. Should I worry about the gas getting "old" in the tank? Perhaps I should add a fuel stabilizer? :)
 

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Here's a good problem to have: I've had my PHEV for a month, driven almost 1000 miles, and I still have nearly the original full tank of gas. Should I worry about the gas getting "old" in the tank? Perhaps I should add a fuel stabilizer? :)
Good question. I'm in the same situation.

I know it's recommended to not store gas through the winter in a lawnmower. So maybe one should burn gas after a few months.
 

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I believe the gas tank is pressurized. Nothing like a lawnmower subject to evaporation.
The issue isn't evaporation. The issue is gas going bad. I know with lawnmowers, it is recommended to drain you tank for the winter or use a gas treatment like sta-bil . Otherwise, idle jets may become clogged.

"About 3-5 months depending on where it's kept. If you add a fuel stabilizer it'll last 6-8 months. You only have to add a small amount, and it's sold in small bottles at convenience stores, auto stores, etc."
 

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It used to be debris until fuel filters were fitted. No, not a modern problem. As I remember, gasoline standards had to be tightened though for fuel injectors.

Compared with a carburetor, the amount of gas standing around available for evaporation is vanishingly small.
 

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Here's a good problem to have: I've had my PHEV for a month, driven almost 1000 miles, and I still have nearly the original full tank of gas. Should I worry about the gas getting "old" in the tank? Perhaps I should add a fuel stabilizer? :)

If you live in a state that allows the sale of real old fashioned NON ethanol gas at gas stations (New York state does!!) the best option is to use NON ethanol gas, period. Ethanol does break down after prolonged storage/non use...........it clogs up fuel injectors, and even if you use it regularly, does not offer the best MPG available to any car, standard gas car or hybrid.............. ethanol is EVIL.........it's the product of lies from both the Corn farmer lobbyists and Republicans that wanted to sell MORE corn,,,,,,,,to be turned into ethanol,,,,,,,,,,,,, shortages of corn led to higher feed prices for farmers which led to higher meat prices for us............. then on top of that it destroys lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws and boat motors in record numbers every year,,,,,,,,,thus lining the pockets of repair shops and/or selling of new equipment that has been damaged..................last slap in the face is that ethanol requires MORE energy to produce, so it's biggest hypocrisy/lie that it was supposed to be more environmentally friendly, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil is all LIES................ if you can, buy ethanol free gas,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, your Niro, car, lawnmower, snow blower, boat motor will be much happier and you wont be lining the pockets of the crooks that fed us this b.s. from day 1
 

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LOL...I was recently wondering same thing. I'm at about 980 miles on the odometer at the moment and have about 1/2 of the original tank of gas still in it (3 weeks old today).
 

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I have a PHEV and was driving it almost entirely on electric for over 4 months without adding any fuel. Then I went on a road trip which used up the old gas. No problems.
 

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How fast can you drive in EV before ICE kicks in?
at least 80mph. Not wanting to risk a ticket I haven't tried faster.
thank you. I keep hearing the Niros ev mode is not a true ev mode, but it seems everybody mostly refers to how the ac heater triggers ICE.
What about say, driving down highway at 60, maybe 70mph, and having the cold ac at full blast? Would that trigger ICE? I heard on a different forum ac had a temperature threshold before ICE kicked in
 

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thank you. I keep hearing the Niros ev mode is not a true ev mode, but it seems everybody mostly refers to how the ac heater triggers ICE.
What about say, driving down highway at 60, maybe 70mph, and having the cold ac at full blast? Would that trigger ICE? I heard on a different forum ac had a temperature threshold before ICE kicked in
I've driven 75mph with AC 50% and no ice. But note I have a PHEV with a bigger battery.

PHEV motor 60HP or 43kw, AC ~0.5 kw. AC is small potatoes compared with motor under full load.
 

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I've driven 75mph with AC 50% and no ice. But note I have a PHEV with a bigger battery.

PHEV motor 60HP or 43kw, AC ~0.5 kw. AC is small potatoes compared with motor under full load.
PHEV goes 3mi per KWhr. At 60 mph thats 60mph/3 mi /kwhr = 20 KW

So driving at 60 mph consumes 20 KW, much larger than AC load even at max.
 

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AC runs off of the traction battery. ICE will only come on when the traction battery is depleted. Basically the AC is operating as a serial hybrid rather than a parallel mode that actual driving will trigger.
 
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