2020 E:TECH Hybrid
Are there any other hybrid owners in the group. I know Terr45y is but are there any others?
You may be getting kWh mixed up with kW. kWh is the capacity of the battery(as in how much power it holds) and kW is the rate at which it can be charged. So if you charged a discharged battery with a 3kW supply, after 3 hours you would have a battery with 9kWh of capacity(roughly). The onboard charger and the regenerative braking charging systems are as far as I know independent of each other. The charge rate from regenerative braking is variable from 0 to maximum(the most I've seen is 35kW). If you could find a long enough downhill road to maintain 9kW of regenerative charging for 1 hour then in theory you could fully charge the battery.I am not very familiar with batteries and their measurements, I and trying to ready around and understand. If the battery has 9.8kwh and the onboard charger is 3.7kw, wouldn't any regenarative charging over 3.7kw, recharge the battery at full speed?
It may have still been a bit warm then rather than a proper cold start. 70kph is close to the 45mph where my engine cuts-in when cold as well. Can you see if this also coincides with the change to the higher gear for the electric motor although it's more difficult to feel the gear change under gentle acceleration.2 hours, and charged back up 40%