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I was driving a lot in "Range Extender" mode yesterday so kept an eye on the funky power screen. I now realise that in RE mode the Ampera will switch off the petrol engine and run on battery if it can.

For example, I noticed that after quite a bit of regen braking, it ran on battery for over a mile at around 40 mph :) I guess it makes sense that it will only use the engine if it has to!

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I haven't driven an ampera long enough to get into "Range Extender" mode, but i've driven in "Hold" mode a lot which does pretty much the same thing.

Drives using battery for some time until engine starts to maintain the current battery level.

Unfortunately i don't get long enough to play with one like you guys :cry:
 
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