[Nitpicking]AFAIK regen can't be turned off. Only OPD can be turned off. Braking with 'regen' off does use regen like 'regen' set to strong (up to 100kW(2.2m/s^2) and does not stop regen when stronger braking is needed, it adds hydraulic brakes on to the regen braking.[/Nitpicking]if you press brakes hard it stops regen and goes to hydraulic brakes
I dont understand how turning off regen will help: accelerate, maintain speed both require energy, decelerate doesnt but coasting will only help if you have a long way to go and are happy gradually losing speed. Regen banks the energy up front.I’d be interested to see what difference the Regen set to off, so that you cruise then when you press the brake it regens (if you press brakes hard it stops regen and goes to hydraulic brakes)
Asked Bjorn, to try it, but he said it’s insignificant, is that because TM3 doesn’t have it?
if anyone with a PS2 fancies doing a longish motorway drive with regen off, that’s if we are still allowed to drive next week......
This is why the car is right for you, if you were a patient man you would not buy a car that has 400 bhpPlease give me notice if you’re all out on the roads near me driving like grandmas! I’ve got places I need to be!
From what I’m reading and understanding it’s using a mix - OPD in towns / city’s and TPD on motorways / dual carriageway long trips.Which let's me personally prefer TPD over OPD - No energietic disdvantage, adds coasting to the mix and is embdedded in my muscle memory.
I don’t mean freewheeling everywhere, in an ICE car when you see a car slowing down a way in front you don’t automatically come off the gas and go for the brakes, you come off the gas and coast (very slight engine brake) if you are still closing too quick you tap the brakes.I dont understand how turning off regen will help: accelerate, maintain speed both require energy, decelerate doesnt but coasting will only help if you have a long way to go and are happy gradually losing speed. Regen banks the energy up front.
My guess would be this is a missunderstanding. 100kW of max. regen is just simply not enough at higher speeds as the kinetic energy of the car is way higher (E =1/2mv^2), hence you have to use the brake pedal 'earlier' @ higher speeds.From what I’m reading and understanding it’s using a mix - OPD in towns / city’s and TPD on motorways / dual carriageway long trips.
Applying a little bit of pressure to the brake pedal would achieve exactly the same effect. I can see no argument for (or against) OPD here.So coasting while downhill felt bit less controlled than using OPD and holding my foot a little back to engage a small amount of regen braking
Holding the pedal at neutral is not at all easy. This is why I believe TPD is slightly more efficient because you never get any regen unless you specifically request it with the brake pedal.In principle, if you hold the pedal at neutral that should be the same as coasting, although that requires some more attention and muscle tension than just setting to TPD. I'd probably set to TPD for coasting on longer straighter highway stretches.
I thought OPD would taking some adjusting too (coming from no EV experience, and only owned manual cars). I was surprised as it took less than 5 minutes, it feels very intuitive and that "swoopy" natural feel is there for me with OPD on twisty roads. Feels great, and in full controlThere's a certain "swoopy," natural feel to coasting on rolling roads.