Supersleeper wrote:LOL, so you are saying there's no difference between friction breaking and regenerative breaking and optimizing when the two are used?
Also, FWIW, this leafbox also lets you take advantage of your current momentum i.e. neutral with so much as a simple lift of the foot from the accelerator. If you use the shift lever there's like a 2-3 second delay to get N. Might I also remind you that carried momentum is the MOST efficient you can get. Not regenerative breaking. Therefore, the faster you can switch to neutral to carry your momentum as far as you can before needing to break and or accelerate, the more efficient you will be.
I, for one, can't wait until I have the cash to put down on one of these units. I'm constantly switching between D, ECO, and N depending on my driving conditions, and I'd much rather just use the accelerator pedal to do all that. I just don't have the cash to blow on it right now.
I am saying that this range issue with a "Leafbox" is a moot point because we are dealing with physics, and there cannot be a "magic box" that significantly increases range. Especially for the $350 price tag.
If you coast more, then you will use more kinetic energy and regenerate less. If you regen more, then the car will slow down and coast less.... Either way, the battery "range" will be the same. My old science teacher would always say... "In Physics, there is no free lunch." If anyone disagrees, then they have invented a new perpetual motion machine...