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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:28 pm
by dmacarthur
I should clarify that I seldom use epedal because it does not in fact regenerate any more than B mode for most of my driving, based on those blue regen squares on the S Plus, and in fact ends up using the mechanical brakes for much of its stopping power- I am not using it a 60 MPH but more likely at 20......

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
by frontrangeleaf
I find it a simple thing to moderate the regen strength with the accelerator until I'm ready to really stop. No need for additional modes at all. Drive in B almost all the time in town, in D on the highway because coasting is easier and more efficient.

Infinite levels. I think more than 3 modes would be confusing.

The reostat you seek is connected to your accelerator pedal.

-b

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:05 pm
by dmacarthur
I would find it simpler, on a long down hill for instance, to just dial up the regen to keep the speed the same- it would not have to be a default mode for those who like the available options..... sort of like using cruise control but speeding up and slowing down using the fingertip controls.....

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
dmacarthur wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:28 pm
I should clarify that I seldom use epedal because it does not in fact regenerate any more than B mode for most of my driving, based on those blue regen squares on the S Plus, and in fact ends up using the mechanical brakes for much of its stopping power- I am not using it a 60 MPH but more likely at 20......
Your perception here is completely wrong. The regen meter uses different scale on B and E Pedal. Max regen in B mode is 38 KW. I clocked 52.5 KW on E Pedal on a deceleration from 40 mph. IOW, street level speeds.

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/1 ... -mode.html

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:08 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
dmacarthur wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:05 pm
I would find it simpler, on a long down hill for instance, to just dial up the regen to keep the speed the same- it would not have to be a default mode for those who like the available options..... sort of like using cruise control but speeding up and slowing down using the fingertip controls.....
I fail to see how a dial would work better than the accelerator pedal?

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:40 pm
by dmacarthur
I can drive along endlessly feathering the accelerator pedal, watching the regen indicator and the speedo, sure. Would rather have a thumb-activated gizmo to do it for me, sort of the same way I now toggle between D and B but with more options. Anyway, you misconstrue the purpose of my original post: if you would not like this gizmo, it would be optional and you would be under no obligation to use it. I would like it, the same way I like the six speed in my dump truck- lots of gears to choose from.

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:37 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
dmacarthur wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:40 pm
I can drive along endlessly feathering the accelerator pedal, watching the regen indicator and the speedo, sure. Would rather have a thumb-activated gizmo to do it for me, sort of the same way I now toggle between D and B but with more options. Anyway, you misconstrue the purpose of my original post: if you would not like this gizmo, it would be optional and you would be under no obligation to use it. I would like it, the same way I like the six speed in my dump truck- lots of gears to choose from.
Bolt has regen paddles. Is this more your preference?

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:21 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
I am fine with the regen modes, though did wish there was a drive/coast mode for open highway where you rarely want regen.

Also would love a constant power cruise control.

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:00 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:21 pm
I am fine with the regen modes, though did wish there was a drive/coast mode for open highway where you rarely want regen.

Also would love a constant power cruise control.
Now we are talking!

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:37 am
by dmacarthur
Yes, constant power Cruise! although others on the thruway will probably hate us..... and yes regen paddles, that sounds great. Maybe I should have bought a GM after all, sorta figured that Nissan was going to be more reliable and last longer.