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Hi all, I own a 2019 CR-V Hybrid (I'm the second owner).

Sometimes on start the petrol engine starts running immediately (as opposed to starting in EV mode, which seems to be the norm). This is when I am in Drive, but with my foot still on the brake, before I pull away.

The display on the dash shows that the motor is charging the battery (as per photo), however I've also noticed this happening when the battery gauge on the left shows it as fully charged.

Is this expected behaviour, and if the engine is still running after the battery is fully charged is it also serving another function? Or do I have a fault?!

Thanks for any insights :)

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No faults.

The engine/EV are doing what they do because its an autonomous system and works out itself what the best mode is.

Your manual will detail this.

Welcome and please do update your profile too with vehicle info :)
 
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Hi all, I own a 2019 CR-V Hybrid (I'm the second owner).

Sometimes on start the petrol engine starts running immediately (as opposed to starting in EV mode, which seems to be the norm). This is when I am in Drive, but with my foot still on the brake, before I pull away.

The display on the dash shows that the motor is charging the battery (as per photo), however I've also noticed this happening when the battery gauge on the left shows it as fully charged.
Hybrids are more accurately named "charge sustaining electric vehicles." They will try to maintain the State of Charge in the battery within a small range - in my Accord in ECON mode it is between three and five bars. I assume the CR-V is the same, or at least similar.

When you first turn the car on, it will start the engine to charge the battery if the SoC is below this range, or if the computer thinks there is a reason it will drop below it due to background electrical use. It can also happen if the battery isn't capable of supplying enough power alone, regardless of SoC. The biggest culprit is the automatic climate control. If it bothers you, try turning ACC off before you park the car.
 

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Thanks both for the replies and welcome, good to hear it doesn't seem to be a fault. I had guessed it was probably trying to maintain the battery charge, but was left scratching my head when it carried on running after the battery was showing as full. Of course, if it could also be pre-emptive as JeffJo suggests, then that would explain it, especially as I always have ACC on. Thanks guys :)
 
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