The Volt is a hybrid and uses engine braking when the battery is full. The LEAF makes as much use of its battery capacity as it reasonably can which does not leave room for dumping regen energy into it at 100% SOC.GregH wrote:The Leaf is the only EV I've ever driven that so obnoxiously limits regen at high SOCs. Try taking a Chevy Volt with a full charge and throw it in "B" mode.. now THAT is regen.. Even at low SOCs the Leaf regen is kindof wimpy.
The 13MY B-mode does increase regen over what we are all used to with ECO-mode. I would prefer it be even higher, but at least it is easy to control. I find the regen in the Mini E and Mitsubishi B-mode to be difficult to control.