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- May 8, 2023
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- Porsche, BMW
So you’re going on a long trip. You charge to 100% before you’re trip. As you drive away from your house, you approach a stop light. The new process gives you the same pedal feel and stopping you are used to. I don’t think those occasional events are going to destroy, or even have an effect on the inverters and motors. If you’re coming down from the mountains, then you probably aren’t going to charge to 100%.Sounds counter productive to run your whole cooling and drivetrain system to get rid of heat generated by regen, while you have completely normal brakes onboard that will do the same with minimal wear and tear?
I'd be the first one to turn it off. Rather replace brake pads than motors, inverter, and cooling system etc.
Sounds like one of those hypotheticals again, and all just to improve pedal feel, which would probably be the worst reason.
What they should do is have charge stations on the way down the hill, so you can pull over and charge up the vehicles going up the hill if your battery gets to full. V2V would be good for that too. Then at the top fill up the bed with water, and you'd have perpetual hill climbing capability...
But honestly...just don't fill up your EV to 100% if you know your going down a big hill. That solves the whole problem and avoids losing energy to any heat generation. Better for battery cycle life as well not to charge it full.