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JazzHybrid

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The Green Eco Button - What Does It Do?
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:23:53 PM »
I was driving along today and noticed the green eco button on the right side below the steering wheel column. I pressed it and on some trees / flowers appeared on the dash. I am surprised I only noticed this now actually. Anyway, it is on, whatever it is, but in real world what does that function actually do?  :)

John Ratsey

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Re: The Green Eco Button - What Does It Do?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 10:33:25 PM »
According to https://www.gocompare.com/covered/2011/08/car-review-honda-jazz-hybrid/:
"Even when switched to ‘ECO’ mode (which decreases torque by four per cent and smoothens the throttle, delivering better efficiency) the Jazz’s 1.3 litre petrol engine delivers enough clout to make overtaking unproblematic."

While http://www.greenmotor.co.uk/2011/08/test-drive-honda-jazz-hybrid.html says:
"There are two driving modes: normal and eco. The economy mode is active by default – the button to switch it off is a big green lozenge hiding down by your right knee. Hit that button and throttle response is noticeably sharpened, as is the actual acceleration that results."

i.e. it trades a little performance for better efficiency / economy.

Try it and see if you notice any difference in performance.

JazzHybrid

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Re: The Green Eco Button - What Does It Do?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 12:06:13 AM »
Thanks for that. Well,  can report that I have tried it, but not really sure what the difference was. I am wondering if other members have noticed any material increase in MPG when it is on vs. when ECO mode is off?

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Re: The Green Eco Button - What Does It Do?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 05:54:23 PM »
I'd like a jazz hybrid but they're very rare in the uk, the few i do see are way down south around london.

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Re: The Green Eco Button - What Does It Do?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 07:32:53 PM »
Most dealers that have a network of dealers will transport cars to another local dealer for free. I had mine moved from West London to Herts within 24 hours of enquiring, and took delivery within 48 hours of enquiring.

Have a look on AutoTrader?

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Re: The Green Eco Button - What Does It Do?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 10:22:11 AM »
If you switch the ECO button off the car will accelerate slightly faster (normally). If using Cruise control it will cause the increase in speed by the button to be slower. For top performance for a bit to see the difference, find a suitable section of ‘road’, switch off the ECO, and put Gear stick into ‘S’. Then try out the throttle now. Then compare again with in in the normal ‘D’ and ECO back on an throttle it again.



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