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Taking the LEAF in and out of ECO mode.

Thu May 12, 2011 11:27 am

Can I take the LEAF in and out of ECO mode while moving? For example if I'm driving along in ECO mode and need to merge into traffic on a on ramp can I take the LEAF out of ECO mode, merge then after I'm in traffic put it back into ECO mode?
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Re: Taking the LEAF in and out of ECO mode.

Thu May 12, 2011 11:33 am

Yes! ECO freely! :D
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Re: Taking the LEAF in and out of ECO mode.

Thu May 12, 2011 11:41 am

sure.
I use the stick as a downshift, to go to D when I want some oomph.
I like that better than stomping the jaz peddle.
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Re: Taking the LEAF in and out of ECO mode.

Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:21 pm

Just be sure you go down, not up and into reverse. Not sure if it can happen at speed but can when just starting out.

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Re: Taking the LEAF in and out of ECO mode.

Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:15 pm

Luft wrote:Can I take the LEAF in and out of ECO mode while moving? For example if I'm driving along in ECO mode and need to merge into traffic on a on ramp can I take the LEAF out of ECO mode, merge then after I'm in traffic put it back into ECO mode?
I'm wondering why you would want to do that. All you have to do is push the accelerator harder and it will do the same thing as 'D' as far as acceleration is concerned.
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Re: Taking the LEAF in and out of ECO mode.

Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:32 pm

LEAFfan wrote:
Luft wrote:Can I take the LEAF in and out of ECO mode while moving? For example if I'm driving along in ECO mode and need to merge into traffic on a on ramp can I take the LEAF out of ECO mode, merge then after I'm in traffic put it back into ECO mode?
I'm wondering why you would want to do that. All you have to do is push the accelerator harder and it will do the same thing as 'D' as far as acceleration is concerned.
I go in and out of eco all the time. I guess my brain likes engaging my hands as well as my feet. When I want some pickup, I switch to D....I don't like 'pushing through' the ECO molasses. ;)
Kheeta wrote:Just be sure you go down, not up and into reverse. Not sure if it can happen at speed but can when just starting out.
At anything over X miles an hour, you cannot accidentally switch into reverse...the car will ignore that command. I don't know what the cutoff mph is....probably 2mph, but that's just a guess.
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Re: Taking the LEAF in and out of ECO mode.

Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:36 pm

LEAFfan wrote: I'm wondering why you would want to do that. All you have to do is push the accelerator harder and it will do the same thing as 'D' as far as acceleration is concerned.
Because it's a motion that mimics switching gears for people coming from stick shifts... and it will give you a sudden jolt of accretion if your foot is pushed far down in ECO mode when you switch to D. FUN. :)
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