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Old 02-03-2013, 01:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was happy to see the 2014 VW E-Golf included in the test - I didn't know they were building this so soon. Also it has a "Sail" mode with free-wheel coasting, and two other modes with some regenerative braking on the accelerator. That makes two EV's - the Honda Fit EV being the other one - that include "easy" coasting modes.

Once we know what mode they tested the 9 cars, we 'll know why the Fit EV is the most efficient - maybe because of the coasting?
Sincerely, Neil
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