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  1. D vs B

    General Nissan EV Discussion
    A lot of people seem to think that B mode enables regenerative braking (that's what the guys who sold me the car thought - but what do they know?). But I've noticed that in D mode the energy display shows plenty of regenerative braking when you put your foot on the brake. I think light braking...
  2. Ampera Issue : Skipping at low speed braking

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi all! I recently purchased a low mileage Ampera with a full service history. No problems with it whatsoever. However during the cold snap, I was forced to brake at speed as a lunatic in an ICE ran a red-light at a junction I skidded on the ice, as I pumped the brakes before I finally...
  3. Regenerative braking and brake pads

    BMW i3
    I have always assumed that when I take my foot off the accelerator pedal causing the car to brake that this was all due to the back EMF generation charging the battery. However, now I am wondering. I have just got back from a weeks holiday when the i3 has been sat on the drive unused. As...
  4. Dashboard

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hey guys, How do you keep your dashboard clean? I tend not to ever touch the dashboard but a previous owner seems to have and was wondering how best to clean it. Akin to that how do you keep those dreaded fingerprints off the infotainment screen? Also in the two pics.. I understand...
  5. Does an EV need to use its charger during regenerative braking?

    General EV Discussion
    Here is a silly technical question that I was not able to figure out for myself, nor did I find much enlightenment by googling around a bit. I found no indication at all that the on-board charger of an EV is being used during regenerative braking, but I cannot see how it can be avoided. I am...
  6. Regen' Braking Stronger in Eco mode?

    Renault ZOE
    Is the regenerative braking stronger in Eco mode? Or is it because the car has more performance in normal mode and regen' braking has more to work with that it feels it isn't slowing the car as strongly?
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