The slower descent will give you more charge. Otherwise the vehicle speeds up and encounters more air resistance. Drag increases with the square of the airspeed so doubling speed gives 4 times more drag and the energy will go towards fighting drag instead of charging the battery.ashdeacon wrote:Hi all,
I have an energy regeneration question for you. I looked around and some similar items have been discussed but not quite the same.
This is a real life example, since I live at the bottom of a long descent....
Say I am driving down a long hill and I need to stop at the bottom of the hill.
I basically have 3 options which all involved energy recapture.
I can gradually regenerate over the whole descent in D mode.
Or I could brake more later in the slope in B mode
Or I could brake really late with the e-pedal.
I guess my question is does gentler more gradually regeneration capture more energy vs more intense energy regen??
I guess the real answer is to do a real life experiment, though I am not sure I have sensitive enough readouts of battery charge to make this meaningful...
Eco mode only re-maps the throttle curve, it does not remove any level of performance. I.e., you still have have command of the full 0-100% of power. I find it extremely helpful for smooth driving at lower speeds as it takes away the twitchiness, and if I want high power it's still there.ashdeacon wrote:Understood.
I never even looked into Eco Mode to be honest. Mainly because I did not like the unresponsive throttle. So I assume Eco regen braking is somewhere between D and B mode?
I will give it a try on my next descent....