drbrake wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:27 am
One thing I wondered about - does "B" make any difference to battery range or brake pad wear compared to "D" or is it just a matter of taste?
Honestly, it comes down to personal taste. Sure there is some percentage better I'm sure, but probably not a whole heck of a lot.
I use "B" for in-town driving, especially for red lists and stop signs... You know you are going to have to come to a complete stop anyways so might as well put some juice back into the battery.
I use "D" for HWY driving and whenever using the cruse control. The car is less aggressive on downhill regenerative breaking when you've set the cruse and forget to take it off for the downhill stretches.
In short it doesn't harm anything driving in either mode... I had a Prius with 174K miles and still the original brake pads. "D" or "B" your brake pads are going to last a LONG time.