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POWER GAUGE

The power gauge displays information for the performance and operation of the electric vehicle system.

The power gauge only displays in the two or one dial layout options. See INSTRUMENT PANEL.

The displayed information consists of:

  1. OFF: Displays when the vehicle’s electrical system is switched on and the vehicle is not ready to be driven. In this event, the power gauge display is limited, e.g., the marker (4) does not display.

    READY: Displays to indicate that the vehicle is ready to be driven. In this event, the power gauge display is complete, e.g., the marker (4) displays.

    READY does not display when the vehicle is moving and illuminates when the vehicle is stationary.

  2. CHARGE zone: Indicates the instantaneous amount of regenerated energy when the vehicle is moving with the accelerator pedal released or during vehicle braking. See REGENERATIVE BRAKING.

  3. POWER zone: Indicates the propulsion power output of the electric vehicle system, when the vehicle is driven.

  4. Power gauge marker: Moves to indicate the current status in each zone. The illustrated marker position indicates zero for both the charge and power zones, e.g., the vehicle is stationary.

  5. Driving range icon: Indicates the current predicted driving range. See RANGE IMPACT.

  6. Battery gauge: Displays the current charge level of the high voltage battery.

  7. Derate markers: May temporarily display in the power zone or the charge zone.

    A power zone derate marker indicates reduced levels of propulsion power output and limited vehicle performance in adverse driving conditions. For example, the vehicle is operating in extremely low or high ambient temperatures, or the high voltage battery is too hot or too cold.

    A charge zone derate marker indicates reduced levels of regenerative braking capability. For example, the high voltage battery is fully charged and the regenerated energy cannot be stored.