Does EV Auto utilize brake charging?

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  1. Refurbmike

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    I haven't found this exact question answered, but does EV Auto take advantage of brake charging? I know it can run in hybrid mode, but it seems like the language is worded that only pure hybrid mode utilizes brake charging.

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    I assume you mean regenerative braking? Regenerative braking occurs when you lift off the accelerator or when you press the brake pedal (up to a certain point, then the brake pads take over if more braking power is required).

    Regenerative braking is independent of EV/HV/EV Auto and independent of Eco/Normal/PWR modes. It's dependent on your driving and how hard you brake.
     
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    can you quote the wording, or post a pic?
     
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    As long as it's not in neutral, it'll regenerate as you brake. That's assuming that you aren't slamming on the brakes in a panic stop. Then it just won't have time to regenerate enough to amount to anything.
     
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