Originally Posted by dwf1
In the article above you suggest that the "...regen level on D is noticeably heavier than the Volt." You said the chief Engineer Eric Kuehn told you that "you want more "sailing". Which you can do by moving the shifter into N. My question to you is did Eric say that you could specifically shift into N for the purpose of sailing without damaging the drivetrain?
Couldn't agree more. The Prius has this, I'll call it a feature, where you can back off on the pedal just so (it takes some skill)*, and it begins silent fee wheeling! No gas, no electric, nothin'. Going down a slight hill, it's like, well, sailing! or being in a glider. Meanwhile, the mpg's shoot up, and the speed remains constant.
*In Japan, there is a group of Prius drivers, known as "nenpimania" who drive barefoot, among other things, to get a better feel of the pedal.
It would be great if we could do this easily in the FFE.