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#133 of 188 F1 Hybrids
Sep 21, 2011 (6:57 pm)
Yep, I just figure that with all these F1 race cars in such a high heat environment, sometimes even ‘reckin’ and never a mention of a Lithium battery pac doing anything abnormal, us civilian hybrid drivers are probably safe.
I remember early in the Toyota’s hybrid rollout, and especially after the Highlander Hybrids were introduced, when rumors of rescue personnel being killed by hybrid components were common. The info about the Hyundai battery pacs is reminiscent of that misinformation.
A Li-Polymer type battery is used for the Sonata Hybrid. The basic function of the battery system is to store, in chemical form, electric energy obtained either from the engine or regeneration and supply the stored energy as needed. Additionally, it has to manage input and output power based on the state-of-charge (SOC). The BMS (battery management system) performs accurate estimations of battery status and controls the temperature appropriately.
Compared to conventional NiMH batteries for hybrids, the Li-Polymer type battery of the Sonata Hybrid has a better performance in the power/energy density by weight and volume, self-discharge rate, life cycle, cold weather characteristics, SOC estimation etc.
http://www.atz-worldwide.com/index.php?mode=textansicht&articleKey=atzw-010-0462- -7&issueKey=2&volumeKey=2011&smart42SID=s292et2tk0rsnjgi81nqp0c9r3&smart42SID=s2- 92et2tk0rsnjgi81nqp0c9r3
#134 of 188 Don't touch the orange cables
Sep 25, 2011 (6:10 am)
Hmmmmm . . . . . .
the just introduced Chevy Volt, the new Honda Civic and the new Infiniti M are all using Lithium batteries.
#135 of 188 Re: Don't touch the orange cables [kyrpto]
Sep 25, 2011 (7:29 am)
LiPo's are great forms of energy storage, no doubt about it and I am glad to see them being used now in greater quantities. Knowing what I do about them though, does leave that question in the back of my mind, did they do everything they could to prevent a failure from a short, or a failure of the charging system that could cause an overcharge.
Here is a video, I hope I never see this happen with one of my RC packs.
Sep 28, 2011 (2:30 pm)
Bought the Hybrid today and drove 78 miles to Fayettville,N,C, to pick up.. from Cary.. Paid $500 over invoice.. Drove 79 miles home and got 44.5 MPG... Kept my eyes glued on the ECO MODE.. Look to have a great Hypermiler experience.. IE Coming in my development downhill and leaving on flat ground... I was doing 70 mph in ECO MODE on Highway !! JG
Sep 28, 2011 (2:34 pm)
Going to put either 17 or 18 in Michelins and rims on in the am after purchase today !! Any thoughts ??? Hanhooks 16 in standard on my Hybrid....
Sep 28, 2011 (3:40 pm)
Just make sure they are low rolling resistance tires.
#139 of 188 Re: Rims [kyrpto]
Sep 29, 2011 (7:25 am)
Michelin Primacy MXV4... 225/55/17 H rated..
#140 of 188 Here are the latest Hybrid service updates:
Oct 06, 2011 (7:20 am)
These are the latest updates for the Hybrid and some for the regular Sonata as well. Anyone experiencing low mileage, driveability issues, or first start up of the day jerkiness may find some relief by having these updates performed at the dealership.
#141 of 188 Hybrid Charging/System Failure
Oct 19, 2011 (7:47 am)
I have 11,500 on my premium Sonata Hybrid and loved it up until this past Sunday when the entire system shut down while going 65 mph on a major highway by Baltimore. No computer=NO BRAKES and very hard steering. The car shut itself down while moving!!! I then sat on hold with Hyundai roadside assistance answering way too many automated questions. In the meantime I tried to re-start the vehicle. It started and ran fine after that but the incident on the highway has me very skeptical. Ever since i bought the vehicle in May it has had intermittent error messages when I try to start it. Any thoughts?
#142 of 188 Oct. Recalls
Oct 20, 2011 (2:59 am)
On the other Hyundai forum you posted on earlier there is at least one Hyundai tech (posting as sbr711) and another Hyundai employee (Car Tech Dude) who may be able to help.
Much more info there.
Especially from CTDude.
Have you had the October updates done yet?
They may solve all your issues as has happened to several other hybrid owners.