johnrhansen
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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:51 am

I go one step further. Don't have any regen associated at all with the accelerator pedal. Or at lest have a mode where it is disabled. Instead give me a regen lever I can pull when I want the car to slow down. The more it is pulled the more regen. It works any time the accelerator is not down and disabled when it is. Put it right next to the shifter. I'd also like to shut off the creep mode when the car is stationary. This isn't a ICE car. It shouldn't drive like one. Might make those jerky brakes a little smoother since the hand has finer motor control than the feet do.
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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:56 am

That is one nice feature the Cadillac XLR has. It's not quite worth a minimum of 76K to get it though! (By the way, why the hell did they name a car after an audio connector?!)
johnrhansen wrote:Instead give me a regen lever I can pull when I want the car to slow down.
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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:45 am

I just found out that the EV1 had this option. It was called the "Coast Down Button" on the gear stick. This would be a nice improvement than using the N which takes a couple of seconds to activate and requires constant shifting. I found out about this and many other things I didn't know about in this YouTube video of EV1: http://youtu.be/bpYdHUxdMTI
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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:00 am

EVerlasting wrote:This would be a nice improvement than using the N which takes a couple of seconds to activate and requires constant shifting.
Shift into "R" instead of "N". It will beep at you and immediately put the car into neutral. No 2-second delay. 8-)
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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:00 pm

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is said to have paddle shifts behind the steering wheel that allows the driver to select: disengage drive, low regen or strong regen.

The 150 mile LEAF better have this option!! :twisted: :twisted: . To me its the best scenario without having to constantly use the shifter.

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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:33 am

I drive in D-Eco most of the time. When I want to coast, I just press the accelerator to the point where where it is no longer regenerating, and applying very little if any motor power. This is easy to do with the dash bubbles or power display. But I don't like driving in B mode in traffic because my brake lights don't come on even though I'm slowing down quite a lot more than a gas car would engine-brake.

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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:48 am

Agreed it should be standard. Most new Porsche models will go into 'coast' mode as soon as the throttle is lifted (provided your not in Sport mode). This should be/will be standard on all cars before long as it improves mileage without having to change anything other than software.
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Re: Integrated Automatic Neutral In Drive Mode.

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:13 pm

I do *exactly* as what the OP has described in driving in N and D as needed to maximize range, and believe me it makes a ton of difference in your efficiency, so much that you can say that the 'best regen is no regen', except when you need to slow down on purpose.

Model S has taken the opposite approach which boggles my mind: regen happens only with the accelerator and not with the brake pedal. They call it as 'one pedal' driving but to me that is highly inefficient.
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