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Man, those mileages beat even EPA numbers. Crazy that you can go that fast with the extra weight if the battery and still beat EPA numbers even after taking out battery range!
Even when running in HEV mode, on a long trip it is still slightly charging the battery, and recovery on downhills etc, will usually yield enough power it will kick into EV mode for portions on it's own.
 

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Is that not how HEV mode works in general for vehicles?
I was under the impression that the plain hybrid versions use the battery to assist the gas engine during normal driving, and sometimes solely move the vehicle while at low speeds. with the PHEV, it can turn the gas engine completely off and 100% drive the vehicle at highway speeds. It will do this even in HEV mode if it has enough charge to do so.
 
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