smkettner wrote:I agree that if ECO mode is chosen the speed should be allowed to drift up and down 3 to 5 mph.
Or held near constant in the Drive mode as it is now.
I got to experience the LEAF chasing it's set speed over rolling hills coming back from Davis. Had to go manual before others driving around me and I went nuts as I constantly jumped ahead and fell behind the same traffic over and over. Definitely distracting as well as inefficient.
When I got the Fit EV, I first thought the Cruise Control was broken, as it would turn on, but not engage. Turns out it doesn’t work in “B gear" for the reasons mentioned. But in “D” and in ECON mode, it does just what you’re asking. Speed will vary as much as 5 mph in rolling terrain and the cruise won't chase it over a nominal (economic) power setting. Not perfect, but much more usable in rolling terrain. Normal and Sport mode hold set speed more closely as they use progressively higher power levels (and regen) to maintain speed.