alozzy wrote:Can't speak for others, but I use a combination of N/D/ECO/B mostly cause it's a fun challenge. I don't drive like a Granny, so it's not really about getting the absolute max efficiency and range for me.
Having that skillset comes in handy too, when it can make the difference between having to stop for an extra charge rather than knowing you can make it with hyper-miling.
Man, I would jump out the window or the car if I were a passenger and had to watch you do all that switching to get a few more watts of electricity..
Remember that a full charge costs about a buck or two ... So to do all that to save 10 cents seems like a lot of work... I think there comes a point when being able to survive on saving your resources becomes more than it's worth. Sure, I could live on 80% off clearance bread and water, but does it really matter.
Just an opinion. I am also guilty of trying to outsmart the Leaf "electron" fairies. When I first got my Leaf, I could charge at a free charger at a college 1/2 mile from my job... I would charge, and ride my bike back and forth to work. Then I moved to a different location, 1 1/2 miles from the charger. I stopped the bother because riding a bike that far to save $.50 of electricity each was not worth it....