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Old 02-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Neil:

When we got a demo of the Leaf a few weekends back, I asked the person who had it if he could "coast" the car by modulating the accelerator. He really had no idea - he appeared to be a very "typical" driver who didn't give a lot of thought to how his technique affected range/efficiency.

Do you know if you could also just pop it into "neutral" to coast? I'm sure the gear selector is just an electric switch - the transmission/motor are likely always engaged.
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