rchsun wrote:Hi everyone, looking into this old thread because I'm ordering a Leaf now. Just want to thank OP Honva for your testing.
IssacZachary you make good hypothetical points, but I think that one thing we should keep constant in this efficiency test is stopping distance, which in the case of most drivers, should be set at an acceptable city traffic distance. I think with OP's testing, e-pedal can achieve same or better B-mode efficiency with proper pedal throttling.
For highway driving, since you may have possibly infinite stopping distance, I agree with you. D is probably better. It looks like with e-pedal you can achieve D or even N level coasting with proper throttling to not activate the regen brakes, but nobody wants to hold it at a spot like that, so it would be better to go into D or N.
Yes. That's basically the point.
Stop as quickly as necessary, but no need to stop quicker.
I'm not sure which regen brakes more, e-pedal or B-mode, but yes, you can always "throttle" the regen.
The point about coasting to a stop isn't meant to mean that that's what you're supposed to do. It only illustrates the point that the less you brake, even regen brake, the more energy is conserved. It's like mentioning that 12mph is the most efficient speed to drive at. That doesn't mean everyone should drive at 12mph, but the closer you can drive to that speed, say 65mph instead of 70mph, the more efficient your driving will be.