Thanks to a Leaf FB group I'm on, I was reminded of this car: The History Of Tama, The Nissan Leaf Ancestor - HybridCars.com. I'd seen the video there awhile ago. One has to LOL when you get to this part: It's amazing how things have changed. I guess slowing down in the above car wouldn't really help w/increasing range. Don't have the pedal to the floor? That excess electricity ends up being converted into waste heat.