Eco mode, ok to activate, max once a year to check its working, and then for no longer than a minute..!!Is it okay to change from B to D and vice versa on the move. Manual not very specific About this.
Don't worry, just drive it.Getting a bit worried about the last couple of replies. Seems Eco is not recommended, wouldn’t mind an explanation of why. The B mode brake lights worry me now. I have tried reading various threads on this subject but it’s such a maze I got lost.
Ignore them. Eco mode gets a reputation for making cars boring to drive because it dulls the throttle response, and generally gives minimal savings at best by itself. However, the dulled throttle response is supposed to make you more inclined to drive gently (because you need to press the accelerator harder than normal to accelerate quickly), so you get eco savings by it "suggesting" a particular driving style. On some cars (not sure about yours), it also limits the maximum power, which only really matters if you're hooning it or overtaking. Personally, I use eco mode nearly all of the time on any car that has it, because I prefer the dulled throttle response, because I find it easier to control and more comfortable. It is also useful when it is slippery, because the dulled throttle response makes it harder spin the wheels. Of course, all of this is moot if you floor it. Basically, drive it in whatever mode you like, the only thing that eco mode hurts is your "street cred", and I don't know about you, but I'm old enough to not care.Seems Eco is not recommended, wouldn’t mind an explanation of why.
It's no different to an ICE driving everywhere in 2nd and lifting off the accelerator - engine braking kicks in and the car slows down pretty quickly. There is (now) a rule somewhere that brake lights need to come on if the car is decelerating quicker than a certain amount (can't remember it off the top of my head), so if you're car is newish, they should activate. Best thing to do is find a quiet road on a dark night and experiment a bit - I can see my brake lights illuminating trees and suchlike when it's dark, so I could get an idea of when they activate and when they don't.The B mode brake lights worry me now.
Not on Leaf 2s. The BMS will cut down charging or regen current depending on battery temperature.And for Nissan drivers doing long trips, there's a case for avoiding using B mode, in order to reduce the amount of regen, as that heats up the battery and hastens the onset of rapidgate.
"Ponce again, great forum" indeed!Great post cdlb. Just the sort of answer I needed. Whilst in town I will continue to drive in B mode and ECO. As I’m not a boy-racer (I’m in my 70's) being unable to do a wheelie when the lights turn green doesn’t bother me.
ponce again, great forum.