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      01-07-2021, 11:38 AM   #1
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330e hybrid or hybrid eco pro

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With having to still go to work in the lockdown Iíve been playing with the settings to see how to optimise consumption in my 330e - I have a 30 mile each way commute with a mix of roads. Usually get around 24 miles of electric to start with.

I have found for me that driving the car in hybrid mode gives a better MPG than running in hybrid eco pro - mostly I can only assume is to do with the regenerated slowing where eco pro just sits at 0 and doesnít go j to charge.

Anybody else found hybrid more economical than eco pro?
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      01-07-2021, 11:44 AM   #2
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Must admit, I'm 3k miles in and still haven't used hybrid eco pro and don't really know what it's for! I don't think it regens and so don't like the fact there is no 'engine braking' when you ease off the gas.
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      01-07-2021, 03:17 PM   #3
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Depends a lot on the type of terrain your journey takes you.

Hybrid eco pro can be efficient when "freewheeling".

Try putting your destination in the Nav and use Adaptive mode.
I get pretty good consumption figures after my battery range is exhausted.
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      01-17-2021, 07:00 AM   #4
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Personally after using hybrid I found eco pro a bit strange when freewheeling.

As above it must depend on driving style and type of roads.

Thinking about it the car has "kinetic energy" at a given speed and will continue to travel a long distance and only slow down slowly (given modern low rolling resistance tyres etc) so not use any fuel - no system losses...but anticipating the road is key...

Recuperating (hybrid) will slow the vehicle faster and transfer that energy into the battery to be used later. But, there must be a loss of energy when charging and then taking out (nothing is 100% efficient).

So do you use most efficient when you just coast or is better overall to save the energy for other (stop/start) parts of your journey??
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      01-17-2021, 09:13 AM   #5
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Yes it is a bit of a balancing act.

Eco Pro freewheels but does regenerate when braking.

Putting a destination in the sat nav also helps with "anticipatory hybrid drive"
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      01-17-2021, 09:19 AM   #6
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Putting a destination in the sat nav also helps with "anticipatory hybrid drive"
Could get a bit tedious listening to route guidance instructions on the daily commute.

Is there a way to easily mute the guidance announcements and direction graphics?
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      01-17-2021, 10:10 AM   #7
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Tap the loadspeaker icon on the left of the map display to mute.
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      01-30-2021, 05:00 PM   #8
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Depending on road type depends which eco mode I use. If there's lots of slower corners I use hybrid as it slows the car down more but if the journey is more of a stead speed I use hybrid pro as it 'free wheels'. Mostly also run the sat nav too, never have voice overs on. Also switching off the heaters as soon as I get in saves at least 6 miles of charge, I'd normally do this minimum 10 degrees otherwise windscreen fogs up!
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