mark13
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Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Wed May 11, 2011 11:17 pm

I noticed that when I take my foot of the pedal that I travel farther in normal drive mode then in ECO. mode ..I would say that in normal mode that I can coast 50% farther in normal drive mode over ECO mode..
In either coast mode the M/KWH is still 8 on the graph.......Do the batteries charge in ECO mode while coasting and that is what is slowing the car down ? .....When Im Hypermiling late at night the ECO mode coasting slows the car down so much that there is very little braking needed by the time I reach a red light..

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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Wed May 11, 2011 11:19 pm

Eco mode has more aggressive regen. That's why the car slows down quicker. You should notice more of the little bubbles on the dash illuminating to the left in Eco vs D mode.

If you want to coast longer in eco mode don't take your foot completely off of the accelerator. You'll find that sweet spot where it feels like it's free wheeling.

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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 1:38 am

Thanks Nader Ill give that a try ..

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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 1:56 am

If you use the energy screen (zero emissions button, upper right button on the screen) you can actually see the difference between ECO and drive. With some practice you may find that you prefer ECO because you can coast by varying the pressure on the gas pedal.

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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 6:20 am

Lopton wrote:If you use the energy screen (zero emissions button, upper right button on the screen) you can actually see the difference between ECO and drive. With some practice you may find that you prefer ECO because you can coast by varying the pressure on the gas pedal.

-Matt
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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 6:38 am

Or you can coast by using Neutral. I prefer staying in D (ECO) and manipulating the accelerator though.
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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 7:06 am

Lopton wrote:With some practice you may find that you prefer ECO because you can coast by varying the pressure on the gas pedal.
I can't wait to drive my leaf! "Gas" (and oil) have become deeply engrained in our culture -- often out of sight. The cultural shift has begun, and I am enjoying participating, supporting, and watching! :mrgreen: Nissan calls that pedal the "accelerator pedal" in the owner's manual, but I think a better name would be "torque pedal"!

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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 7:15 am

It is the "Go-Faster".

The coasting "sweet spot" is available in D or ECO, but it is difficult to stay just at the "no-power" spot (as monitored by the Energy/Power screen), at least in "D" mode.

Does shifting in and out of "N" cause ANY problems for the car/electronics/motor/gears/drive-train?
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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 11:22 am

:lol: Darn you all... wierd that I need a new name for the gas pedal... :D
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Re: Coasting the car in Normal drive mode and ECO mode..

Thu May 12, 2011 11:37 am

Lopton wrote::lol: Darn you all... wierd that I need a new name for the gas pedal... :D
-Matt
I just use "accelerator"...I know, "boring!"
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