LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:08 pm
The only other thing I do is drive in B mode the majority of the time I'm on the road and try to "coast" as much as possible when needing to slow down.
B Mode (and ePedal when available) work great for city driving, but Eco alone or D alone are better for highway use because it's so much easier to coast.
Older post but it reminded me of the concepts I use.
All these modes are tools. Like the gears on a standard transmission car. We are free to swap around with them depending on driving conditions.
For example if you're on a long gradual down slope dropping to D only will allow great coasting without much regeneration (braking). Gain some charge when you have to slow down is great but as it has been said slowing down to gain some power just to use that power and more to climb the next hill for example isn't worth it.
E-Pedal is really and around town tool. I find it too aggressive on any road that i'm not actually stopping often on.
B Mode for decent or sharp turn roads where you want some braking before corners. Otherwise it's ECO-D for me. I don't do rapid starts or rally driving that would need the short pedal response of just D.
I have found also the E-Pedal over rides B mode. It is affected by ECO though.
These operating methods might be too much for some. To each their own. I've always had manual trans cars and liked the options they provide. I think the use of these modes is really a personal preference. If you want a zippy sportyish drive then you likely won't be that worried about the best range. Those two never really go hand in hand in any car.
My Leafs have always taken me where I needed to go and worked as planned. I find I just have to honest about what I plan to do for that particular drive. I fond that part fun. Not everyone will.
Today I plan a fast run to the next L3 south of me with a 70% start charge to see how that battery responds to a fast charge at a lower percentage. I'm also testing the latest updates to ABRP ( A Better Route Planner). To see how the LeafSpy link actually works. I tried it yesterday but the app froze. I think it needs a constant data connection to work. That is a rare thing in Vermont so that feature likely won't be that useful here. It was however spot on with the whole trip estimate.
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