Restating using words for the actual direction and letters fro the gear position:
Regarding reverse (and R). Here's something fun to try. Put in R, grab your balls
and head down that steep hill in reverse and without putting on the brakes slide the shifter into D. Whalla, regenerative breaking in reverse ! Nice and smooth, just like in when moving forward. Press the gas to stop quicker !
If the hill isn't steep enough the car will come to a complete stop. On wimpy hills you may have to roll in N for a little to gain speed (a few mph) before shifting to D. (Don't touch that brake pedal, thats what the gas is for
) The regen (braking effect) is more pronounced than L when moving forward down the same hill.
Not sure if theres any difference between D & L when doing this, I'll have to go play some more to find out !
1. Leave the wife at home when practicing this.
2. I have no idea if this hurts the car so I'll keep testing
3. Someone on the great internet will take this to extremes and break something
4. Put on your thinking cap before trying this. Once you try it all becomes obvious. (to me)