How to Coast in a Toyota Prius

Trying to maximize your gas mileage in your Toyota Prius? Try coasting it! If you don't know how to use this technique, check out this article.

Steps

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    Start your Prius car, and begin to drive it.
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    Watch the arrows move, as you read your vehicles Performance Monitor. Knowing the direction the energy is flowing is the key to achieving the best end result.
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    Drive your car up to approximately 40 mph (64 km/h). This speed is considered to be your Prius' "pulse phase".
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    Allow your foot to be removed from the accelerator pedal. Let your vehicle coast at this 40 mph (64 km/h) speed. You should see your Performance Monitors that the energy arrows are flowing from the wheels (gas engine) to the hybrid battery.
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    Do not apply any pressure to the brake, and continue to steer your car!
    • If you see any obstruction in the road or any other reason why your speed should be drastically decreased, do so, as saving your life means more than saving your speed, and your gas tank in turn.
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Warnings

  • If you see any obstruction in the road or any other reason why your speed should be drastically decreased, do so, as saving your life means more than saving your speed, and your gas tank in turn.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 or more Toyota Prius car(s)
  • ability to read and use the Energy Optimization screen during travel
  • location of the brake and gas pedal positions

Article Info

Categories: Toyota Prius