Engine Temperature Management

During the winter season, a classic trick is covering up the radiator grid, but this can be risky if you don't properly monitor the engine temperature.

You can use Hybrid Assistant, while driving, to check that the engine temperature stays within operating limits.
While this is usually not an issue in a urban environment, driving on the highway is not always considered safe.
Using Hybrid Reporter, you can check the engine behavior: here is a test of 20 kms at 130 km/h indicated speed.
The engine coolant temperature settles on a safe value of 90°C.
We can see that the electric engine temperature was raising, but its operating temperature is way higher that the petrol one, beeing able to work until about 160°C.
A higher trip may show if the trend will slow down and settle on a stable temperature.

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