Honva wrote:It is only true "if" you are the only one on the road. In city driving reality, one needs a way to reduce speed faster than cruising down. Re-gen is more efficient than friction brake.
Whenever I hear someone say it's better to coast than use regen.....well they apparently don't live in a city.....or at least mine
Where if you leave more than a car length between yourself and the person in front of you, it will have someone cutting into it within seconds
Without regen I'm basically forced to go from gas to brake, with B mode engaged I'm able to not push the break as often, which helps with regen.
Sure if I lived in the country I might be able to use some free coasting but in the city the only time I'm really able to coast is getting off the freeway and even then if I start slowing down too soon before the exit, the guy behind me will quickly pass me up and then cut back in front of me, resulting in me having to push the brake pedal even harder