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Old 06-02-2018, 10:07 AM   #379 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
braking is purely mechanical / hydraulic. It doesn't even have what virtually all other EV's have, which is regenerative braking integrated onto the braking system.

Really? (Source? I had a quick look for info & didn't find any.)

In that case, the only way to modulate regen level is via the accelerator position, which would be bizarre.

The 1st gen Insight had odd regen in that it only had 2 levels: under coasting (light regen); under braking (moderate regen, regardless of brake pedal pressure -- as soon as the brake light switch was tripped, it activated). Adding to the regen oddity: you of course had to be in gear (manual trans) to get any regen, and the faster the engine was turning, the more you got. So it sometimes paid to downshift before regenning.
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