I know the hypermilers say you never use the brakes but I don't know how to navigate through a parking lot that way. I can't run over an old lady who stepped in front of me just to save a few watts. The amount of pressure we are applying IS very light... but the amount of braking force is not proportional. A very light touch can result in a very forceful application of braking force. Maybe it is dependent on charge level, but if it is, that is a problem. I would think whatever electronics, motors, servos or whatever are powered in the 12V side, so charge level makes no sense from that standpoint. An the idea that the braking algorithms use some input from SOC level makes no sense to me either.EVDrive wrote:My brakes are defiately grabby when I am at a 100% charge level... when the regen doesn't yet work. My solution is to adjust how much pressure I put on my breaks using only gentle pressure and their is no problem. I try to avoid using my friction breaks and prefer to just coast to a stop. I'm not even a hyper miler, more of an aggressive driver.
What I am wondering is why the heavy use of the breaks from the posters on this thread? I can see how others might get annoyed by this quirk but it doesn't bother me. I defiately have breaked and said WTF a few times though.
For me the ok to track your every move screen is way more annoying.