i think Nissan was using this fact when boasting a big range and also the reason why it did not show up in Tony's Range tests
Interesting hypothesis. That would make sense since the EPA tests dictate being at a particular speed at a particular time. I don't think they dictate when to apply the brakes. And, since Tony's range test was a constant speed, there was likely very little regen.
dgpcolorado wrote:Seems strange to be making suggestions to someone who has been "here" so long but here goes:
Use regen only when slowing is needed. Coasting is usually more efficient so max regen is to be avoided unless significant slowing is required.
Heh. Well, there are certain things that I paid little/no attention to as I didn't have the car yet. The same goes for Gen 3 HSI related stuff (http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/HSI/
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Yes, I agree that it's best to not change your speed much at all, in either direction. The principles are the same when driving a Prius.
But you had a Z before so guessing it would be easy for you to get used to going from N to D to B, etc...
It was an automatic.
I can only drive stick very
On the flip side, my Z's transmission had 0 problems, unlike the folks who went thru several manual transmissions.
congrats on finally getting one! any details (or link) to share?
Sorry, not many details. I posted about getting it at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 98#p313898
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Work and other things have been keeping me busy.