Today's battery technology
Today's battery technology is just fine. Just look at your cellphone.
The manufacturers just don't want to put in too much electric propulsion too soon as it will eclipse their perceived bread-and-butter: the Internal Combustion Engine and Transmission.
On the Honda HEV
On the Honda HEV architecture, BCM stands for Battery Control Module. That is the CAN connected module that:
- Monitors the health of the traction battery pack
- Governs the charge and discharge cycles
Is it true that no Mods can
Is it true that no Mods can be done to the Civic Hybrid to either increse power or get better MPG's.
A couple of things you can
A couple of things you can do:
1. Install (and use) the block heater.
2. Do a partial grill block.
Even though it's more important in winter, the blockheater will save you fuel through faster warm-up year 'round. The grill block is a seasonal item, use when temp's are below 10C. For more info, see MSanto's very helpful thread: