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- Jan 11, 2021
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- Aberdeen, Scotland
- 2021 Taycan 4S+ Volcano, 2012 Boxster S GT Silver
Yes coasting will be the most efficient based on the studies I have done.There is some voodoo involved and recup is triggered at a certain mileage 650 / 850 miles.
Two types of recup - Overrun & Braking. Overrun can be user configured - 3 states: OFF, ON = Overrun recuperation with moderate deceleration of the car, Auto = Variable adaptation of overrun recuperation based on data relating to the area around the vehicle - uses camera / sensors to follow the car in front and auto brakes when that car slows down and coasts otherwise.
My view is that you get more miles with free energy coasting than you do attempting to recuperate in either mode (Auto gives the best of both worlds in theory) so I normally coast (it coasts forever).
To really add miles to the battery you'd need to be driving and braking fairly aggressively i.e. like you stole it.
I've resigned myself to driving it as nice as possible to try and see if my driving is the problem. @DerekS seems to get plenty of range and says he has a very heavy foot, as proven by his tire wear. . Luckily I don't really need the range because I only drive 5-10 miles per day usually. I also never charge over 80% except once on a road trip.It's all down to how you drive to be able to tease out the mediocre quoted range increase - blink and you'll likely miss it.
If you search this forum you may find more details on this - in time most of the braking is done by the motors and not the pads. Once the initial running in period is over (650 / 850 miles - guess) then you can expect regular pad contact too in order to clear debris on the discs before reverting to 'recup ready'.Yes coasting will be the most efficient based on the studies I have done.
Driving down the A5 by the time I get down the hill to the A5/A55 roundabout my plug in hybrid has gained 9 miles of range with just light regenerative braking over several miles.
I was just wondering if Porsche actually had something in the software guaranteeing good disc/pad contact for a while to make sure the new brakes were bedded in properly before reverting to maximum regenerative braking.
If I was the engineer in charge I would be asking the software guys to do this