JoeS wrote:At any given speed and identical wind and terrain conditions, the i-MiEV requires the same amount of power, irrespective of whether it's in D, Eco, or B.
For any given acceleration and identical wind and terrain conditions, the i-MiEV requires the same amount of power, irrespective of whether it's in D, Eco, or B.
Joe, how do you know this?
Is it your own hypothesis based on assumptions on how the iMiev drivetrain is build, is it facts that is written somewhere which you can share with us or is it tested by someone and documented?
I am an electrical engineer myself and know all the physics around this.
I was surprised when somebody at the local myimiev forum claimed that B was better than D.
I have tried it myself and as I said "it is my impression that B consumes less energy than D for a given trip".
It is difficult to prove since it require a lot of spare time to set up a valid test, that I do not have..
I am open to my impression being wrong, but I would love some kind of documentation..