Honva wrote:I guess you may have read the title of this thread wrong. This thread is about "B mode vs e-pedal efficiency", not "which mode is the most efficient" or "how people should drive". D mode is off topic.
Each mode has its benefit and the driver will choose based on the traffic condition. This is why Nissan include different modes in the car.
So the answer is NEITHER! Are you happy to know the answer?
If one provides less regen without causing you to need to use friction braking then theoretically it's more efficient. But then again it looks like they're practically the same. If there's a difference we're splitting hairs here. Both are inefficient and there's nothing you can do about it.
Sorry if it is too hard to comprehend how pointing out relevant comparisons with how other modes affect efficiency can help us all understand whether the e-pedal or the B mode could be more efficient than the other.
I'm not telling anyone how to drive nor what mode they should use. I am making a comparison. A comparison. Do you need to know the definition of a comparison? It's a way of illustrating a point. What's the point I'm making? That B mode could be a slightly more efficient than e-pedal. How do we know this? Through comparisons with other levels of regenerative braking!
There's no need to twist everything I say into that I'm some sort of city hating redneck that's using this thread to promote driving like an idiot when all I'm simply trying to do is illustrate the correct answer!