2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Battery

Old 08-20-2014, 11:22 AM
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Default 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Battery

just got my Hybrid but the Battery has never been to a full charge. Always 3/4 or less. Do I need to take it back to the dealer? Is there a problem?
Old 08-21-2014, 05:03 AM
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Default Re: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Battery

How far have you driven it? I noticed mine would stay about 30-50% full and then start to discharge while driving in the city, but on a few long downhill coasts on the fwy the battery fully charged. Also if you're doing a lot of city driving, shifting into "B" instead of "D" increases regenerative braking, which will charge your battery quicker.
Old 08-21-2014, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Battery

That's normal, the battery depletes quite quickly. As suggested drive in B mode a bit. From what I can tell B mode lightly applies the brakes when you release the gas to charge the battery more. Even a full charge is only going to give a mile or two in EV mode, so the cycle of charging and switching to EV and depleting is good and what you want to max MPG. I have noticed that anything over 69-70 MPH and it will not go into EV mode at all dropping MPG 38-39 on cruise.
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