Gas Electric Hybrid Protocol differences
Congratulations, you have just described the protocol the software on the Toyota Prius Hybrid uses. Starts driving on elect, gas engine starts when more speed or power is needed. Works best for in-town start and stop and go driving. 2. The Honda Civic Hybrid protocol in the software is different, Gas engine starts up drives car, uses electric for faster acceleration and to regenerate electricity when slowing down saving energy in the batteries. This gives best milage at a sweet spot of 73mph in cruise of 44 mpg. Look for vehicles that will allow user to switch mode of operation or be more flexible and let the computer change mode based on driver and driving conditions.