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Old 02-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
NeilBlanchard
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But doing that requires you to learn that special zone, and you have to keep looking at the gauge, and you cannot rest your foot. If there is no regen on the accelerator pedal and all of the regen is on the brake pedal, it makes consistent ecodriving really easy and predictable.

The odd thing is that most EV's increase the regen on the accelerator pedal in the Eco mode vs the Drive mode. Which is totally counter to what I have learned about ecodriving. Coasting is the most efficient way to to utilize the kinetic energy stored in the moving car - and more importantly when you can coast easily, you accelerate *less* in the first place.

If we can hear from Edmunds about what "gear" they drove each of the of these EV's, then we can learn more about how regen actually works vs easy free wheel coasting.
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