You must live where it's warm all the time! 78 miles !!!
I disagree about L. When you’re in D you only get access to full regen when you hit the brake pedal we find it too hard to find the sweet spot on the brake pedal between when regen ends and when mechanical braking begins, causing us to waste energy on mechanical braking when we were hitting the brake pedal to get full regen. Using L solves this.NORTON wrote: ↑Tue May 28, 2019 4:07 amYou must live where it's warm all the time! 78 miles !!!
That's too much for me. We have winter weather, with a vengeance.....
Although just putzin around town this long weekend, mine with 66k miles just displayed 82 miles on the GOM !!
This time of year I only charge near work during the work week for free.
I could make 3 one way trips on a charge but, I don't pinch the cheap electrons ever.
This car is too much fun to tip toe on the Go pedal!!
I'm in the left lane of the interstate with all my 70-80 mph buds, occasionally hitting the 90 mph limit.
Driving in L is not an advantage. YOU are still in charge of all your car's velocity changes. I like Normal Driving Style and use the brake pedal as a variable regen control. When the regen maxes then the friction brakes begin.
I am a *huge* fan of efficiency (in all things) however - BE SAFE! rather than say "XXX feet" behind a truck, I say "YY seconds". You see the truck pass a sign or some paint on the road, you start counting "1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, ..." . Personally, I don't like being closer than 4 seconds (which for me is a *minimum* safe distance). I am generally 6-8 seconds behind a big-rig, which still does give a *huge* boost in mileage, while still being safe. (IMHO)flyingpertyhigh wrote: ↑Mon May 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Read about drafting behind a truck. Driving 100 feet behind a semi at 55 mph will reduce drag on your car by 40%. The drag reduction increases as you approach the bumper of the truck until you get a 93% drag reduction at a distance of 2 feet. Think about that! 100 fee is really far back and you get almost have the drag.
Agree to disagree. This topic is never ending on the Volt forum.flyingpertyhigh wrote: ↑Tue May 28, 2019 6:00 amI disagree about L. When you’re in D you only get access to full regen when you hit the brake pedal we find it too hard to find the sweet spot on the brake pedal between when regen ends and when mechanical braking begins, causing us to waste energy on mechanical braking when we were hitting the brake pedal to get full regen. Using L solves this.
L also allows 1 pedal driving which in my opinion is just superior driving. I feel like I’m in an 80s Oldsmobile with the way this thing coasts in D
In some cases this is the only way to "ensure" you make it to a distant charging location when your GOM says you will not make it. Sometimes, I do it for fun but you have to watch out for rocks flying off of the rear tires of the truck. The windshield is mighty expensive to replace - like $750 installed!! There is no after-market replacement available. You have to get it from GM!