Iíve now 8k on the clock and I think I improved my driving techniques.
This is my experience and I understand it may be different in other conditions.
At first I donít understand why some users think sport mode is better to preserve battery. That mode is designed for the car to be... sportier! So, from some journeys in the same travel and only in sport mode I only saw huge petrol consumption and battery draining. It uses lower gears, a lot of eboost, so you have a quick response, but a large bill!
Nowadays I use sport only when I want some fun I donít care for consumption.
Green mode takes care of the climate control, whose responsible for fast battery draining! Other than that, and if I remember to set vent to low speed and not extreme cool/heat, I see no point on that in electric mode. Itís better to use the pedal to control coasting, so that battery can recharge a bit in a hill or a full stop.
Other important point is... speed. After 80km/h, it is better to run on petrol. Youíll do 2l/100km and maintain the battery almost intact for that period.
With an electric vehicle driving behavior is critical. If you drive gently and accelerate calmly, anticipating stops... that is when you really win the catalog numbers.
And remember to climatize when plugged in... saves a lot!
I now use mid mode + electric as standard and I just use the gear lever to turn petrol on and then select the best gear, if I know my trip will be longer than the normal battery range. Iím now doing 2.5l/100km and 30km in electric mode. A full tank is doing around 1300km. I charge it every night and sometimes in the middle of the day.
Of course you have to analyze your daily routine and know well if a hybrid and what hybrid will fit your needs. As I drive around 60km a day and I can charge it at work most of the days, I knew this one would fit me. But I did take one for a week to make sure. And Iím now going to gas station around once a month and Iím spending 50Ä a month. I also have a kWh counter and I spend around 15Ä charging how every night.
In this routine with my diesel I was going every week with a tank that had the double volume. I was spending more than 200Ä/month. So, I have a brand new car that ďcosts almost nothing to payĒ!
Of course when I do long journeys, I tried to take another car, or just ignore the board computer 9l/100km of premium petrol!!! Lol
Really really happy with this purchase!