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Done 9k so far and all good. Getting 1.0L per 100ks. Iam in SA so no real extreme temperatures yet until summer. Getting windows tinted on Monday because the heat through the glass even here in winter is very noticeable. Havent experienced any on going glitches so far with software or any other issues. I do 20-70 KS each day for work so run 90% on battery. I feel it's the perfect car for this setup. Happy days
 

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A fellow South Aussie with a new Phev - thoroughly recommend the window tinting, definitely needed in any car during summer! How do you get 1 ltr per 100 kms? - are you charging the battery every night?
Question to the community - can you charge the car from a public charger? Mine has a type 2 plug inlet, and the public charger I saw had a CCS2 lead. It looks like it could not be used on my Phev.
 

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Hi
March April May yes 1L per 100ks. Hardly used the ICE due to not needing to use the heater and didn't do any long trips. Charge every night at home. Last 3 months colder been using heater first 8ks or so just to get warm. Once the temp outside is say 11deg you can go to ev mode with the heater on 18-20 say. It usually stays in ev mode at these settings. Seat heater on also. It may pop into auto mode now and then if so just dial down the temp until you reach a balance. You just have to play around with it to see.

With warmer weather coming I expect using the aircon for cooling will be similar to the settings with heating. ATM iam getting about 1.7L per 100ks with the cooler weather. Couple of longer trips also 150ks each. The best consumption will be achieved without having to use heating or cooling. Spring/Autumn. Run on ev only each day for me anyway. If you think your gonna do say 90ks in a day try and start off in auto and finish the trip on ev with no battery % left. Avoid running a long time with no battery left as this will make the ICE run at its most unecnomical due to lugging around the weight of the battery that's providing no energy.

I think you can charge at some public points if you buy a separate cable. I think MG calls it a GO cable. Check the website. You can buy after market ones to. Personally I don't see why because they will still take 4 hrs to do a full charge. What's the point?. No fast chaging on these cars. If you go away you could charge from your motel room with an extension cord I guess if possible.
Have fun.
 

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Thanks for your reply. I thought the public chargers would give a fast recharge, but maybe the limit is the battery input level at 3 kw. Have recently done a trip to Melbourne ( 740 kms), and the only motel we found with an outside plug was in Horsham. All others have well-sealed windows and doors that do not allow an extension cable to pass. Maybe more motels/ hotels could have an outside plug for our Phevs?
 

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Thanks for your reply. I thought the public chargers would give a fast recharge, but maybe the limit is the battery input level at 3 kw. Have recently done a trip to Melbourne ( 740 kms), and the only motel we found with an outside plug was in Horsham. All others have well-sealed windows and doors that do not allow an extension cable to pass. Maybe more motels/ hotels could have an outside plug for our Phevs?
What kind of economy did you get on the trip to Melb?. How fast does the battery deplete in auto mode on doing highway speeds?
 

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I found the petrol consumption to Melbourne and back was 6.5 - 7 litres per 100kms. It was my first interstate trip, and I used the 63 kms of battery then went to ICE. I see on this community that people say to use the normal hybrid on the open road, and EV in cities. I will try that next time we do the trip. So I can't answer your second question. But I did think the 6.5 - 7 Ltrs/ 100kms was pretty good for a big car.
 

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Hi All, +EV owner in Newcastle. Drove to Coffs Harbour and back and used 5.2 l/100km. Did it by using ev in Newcastle metro area then auto mode until I’d get to hills. Put it in ev mode for hills up and down (for regen), then as I got close depleted battery to about 3%. I’m happy with those figures. Seat heater and climate control used appropriately.
 

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Fast charging on away trips is a problem. 2 hours should give you a decent charge from a fast charger but cables are the problem. The standard Type 2 male to female fast charge lead will not work at typical charge stations, eg NRMA.
Anyone have a solution to this?
 

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Fast charging on away trips is a problem. 2 hours should give you a decent charge from a fast charger but cables are the problem. The standard Type 2 male to female fast charge lead will not work at typical charge stations, eg NRMA.
Anyone have a solution to this?
Download the PlugShare app to your phone and just set it to look for compatible chargers in the areas you're traveling to. You can't use DC fast chargers like the NRMA ones, so just look for Type 2. You're going to be limited to 3.2kW (the most the car will accept) which gives about 15km/hour of charge in my experience. Closest Type 2 to you is Woolworths in Bomaderry and you'll need your own Type 2-to-Type 2 cable. I keep one of these in the car, along with the supplied 'granny' charger.
 

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A quick question - what does the % Power indicator on the RHS of the main panel show? Is it the % ICE input, the % electric motor, or a combination of both? I know the -% is when the regeneration is occurring, but what does the positive figure show?
 

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A quick question - what does the % Power indicator on the RHS of the main panel show? Is it the % ICE input, the % electric motor, or a combination of both? I know the -% is when the regeneration is occurring, but what does the positive figure show?
My understanding is that it's electric motor only, because you can get it pretty close to 100% in EV mode, and adding the ICE would then far exceed 100%.
 
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