Why would Mitsubishi build a DC-to-AC motor controller to react differently, especially when the car is always subject to being compliance-tested for power consumption accuracy ? That's another topic, as I don't think that Mitsubishi exploited the rules to their benefit as much as some of the other manufacturers did...
Sorry, but would like some hard data to back up such an assertion before going off on a wild goose chase.bobakka wrote:...I was surprised when somebody at the local myimiev forum claimed that B was better than D.
Don't forget, we tend to use the 'real' brakes less when driving in B, and that alone could account for a difference. On any given trip there are simply too many uncontrolled variables, any one of which would distort the results - even an extra stop at a traffic light on an otherwise identical trip would produce a different result.bobakka wrote:I have tried it myself and as I said "it is my impression that B consumes less energy than D for a given trip".
Hypermiling skills can dramatically alter the energy consumption on any given trip - that's the beauty of the i-MiEV: having these various settings we can play games and extend the range to whatever we need at the moment.