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Re: [EVDL] "Compression" slowing force with electric motors?

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Re: [EVDL] "Compression" slowing force with electric motors?

It feels almost like you just took your foot off the accelerator in an ICE,
then pushed in the clutch! An EV coasts even better than that, really, but
it feels like it will go forever.

Joseph H. Strubhar


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Maitner" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 6:39 PM
Subject: [EVDL] "Compression" slowing force with electric motors?

> Hello to everybody. This is my first post to the forum. I was thinking
> today how you can use engine compression and the force of gravity to slow
> an ICE vehicle while coasting rather than riding the brakes all the time.
> I wonder what it feels like to coast in an EV? Do you get any
> "compression" effect from the electric motor or is gravity the only force
> slowing the speed? Keep in mind I am just talking about a motor that
> propels the car, not one with regenerative braking capability. I am all
> too familiar with regenerative braking with my 2000 Honda Insight. I can't
> get used to how fast it slows you down without even applying the brakes. I
> preffer to start coasting much farther away than I am permitted because of
> the regenerative braking!
> ~Marty
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