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#40 of 41 Re: Coasting in Neutral to get better milage [markdel]
Jun 02, 2005 (6:40 pm)
Actually I believe your comment belongs in another thread, but I'll elaborate.
I'm not sure of the MT but my 04 HCH CVT works like this:
If you want to coast while in gear:
You can let completely off the gas and the regen kicks in and slows you down, so you are not freely coasting at all.
You can stop the regen by adding some to the gas pedal but you are still slowing because of the drive line-internal engine friction.
You can add more gas to overcome the friction to freely roll but now you're far from idling.
Look at the FCD results trying both ways and see neutral coasting having better results, especially over distances of 1/4mile or longer.
If you are speaking of switching to N in a CVT for a 200 foot stop, then no it wouldn't make any sense.
Jun 12, 2005 (7:17 pm)
On the weekends, when my wife let's me drive "my" HH, I enjoy seeing how far I can get on the battery alone. As long as there's no one behind me, I can go for blocks and blocks without the ICE kicking in. Most of the streets in my neighborhood are 25 mph anyway, so it's not too different to cruise along at 20 or so.
And then there's a satisfaction when I'm sitting at the longer traffic signals when I realize that I'm not using any gas or polluting.
But I'm sure the novelty will wear off eventually.