I realize there are many variables with regenerative braking, but I'm curious as to how much recharging one typically gets in normal city driving. Does it make a lot of difference or does it just help out some?
I thought if you turned on ACC, that the car would come to a complete stop behind a car stopped at a traffic light. I used to use it a lot on the Kona, but my wife hated it.OK, got it. So "B" is mostly one pedal driving, only requiring the brake to hold the car at a standstill.
If you have only driven automatics in your life, it will take a few days to get used to it. If you have driven manuals or owned a motorcycle, it will take less than an hour.I just got back from test driving the ID.4. This was my first-ever experience with an EV. I’m not sure if I was in Sport mode or not, but I was not a fan of B mode. it felt like I was constantly battling the brake, like I had left on my parking brake. Maybe it’s something you get used to over time but it just fel unnatural to me. I was glad to have a more normal alternat I could switch to with D mode.
I disagree with this in the sense that I have driven manuals since I started driving, and I’ve never driven one that slows down as much as any EV, ID.4 included, with some version of “one-pedal driving”. I do agree, however, that you do get used to it. ‘B’ mode is still not for everyone, and the best part of the ID.4 has two modes to choose from.If you have only driven automatics in your life, it will take a few days to get used to it. If you have driven manuals or owned a motorcycle, it will take less than an hour.
Don't forget, the thinking process of many folks is not always mart! 😉I don't think there's an EV or hybrid currently for sale that doesn't utilize regenerstive braking.
I recall one owner on the i3 Facebook group who said he'd made a practice of repeatedly overspeeding then regenning during his commute to "gain miles." I hope he was joking. There's no free lunch. Regen is great when you need to slow down, but it's always more efficient not to get to get to an unnecessarily high speed in the first place.