There are lots of threads on the board talking about this - but to put it simply:I received my CT on Sat. and have been trying to get it to glide. I read up on this and still cannot get it to do it successfully. I followed what Prius users mentioned thinking it must be similar. Still no luck.. Any ideas?
Arrows flowing towards the battery isn't a bad thing though, no? I read some other threads on hyper-miling and the no arrows thing is just way too much work and you can never do unless you have ideal conditions IMO. Granted, the guy who gave his tips on hyper-miling his HS got over 70 MPG on a tank of gas and drive about 1,070 miles on one tank! Saw that over on Clublexus.comI would think the no arrows is by far better - it is just hard to achive and when I do someone is bearing down on my rear bumper so not practical for me. I do get to do it at 6:30am on weekends when I go to my golfcourse but that is about the only time I get the roads to myself
Funny, I actually got 53 MPG (on the computer) on my ride home from the dealer as well. Not sure if you've read on here yet, but the computer is about 2 MPG higher than actual MPG's (if you did the math by hand at the pump).@ Coubs. That is my understanding as well. I just could never get it to the no arrows point. But if you think it is more benefical to run in EV mode (which is exactly what I am doing as well) I'll stick with that. I have only gone 65 miles so far and am averaging 53 mpg! Thank you all for the replies!
EXACTLY....isn't it awesome!? I've been able to get it up to 73 MPG over an 10-12 mile stretch on local roads using that same technique. You'll only get BETTER at it man. Glad you're finally in your car.That's pretty accurate. I was displaying 48.5mpg on the computer and did the math to find out I was getting right about 45.75mpg after getting some pre-hurricane fuel this morning.
On my drive to work today, I managed to get the computer to read an average of 65mpg over the course of a 10 mile drive today... all without causing traffic and pissing anyone off!
For me, I feel like the key is accelerating smoothly to get up to speed, then feathering the gas to drop into EV mode and maintaining that speed. Of course this is only good in the city when you're not exceeding speeds of ~45mph. In addition, it does mileage well to really pay attention and anticipate the flow of traffic. If you can maintain momentum by easing up off of the gas rather than braking and coming to a complete stop because of a red light or slowing vehicles, less gas is required to get moving again. These are the guidelines I'm following and I think I'm doing alright.