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I recently managed to talk the local Porsche dealership into letting me test drive a Taycan. I was amazed - like zero regenerative braking - even with the braking turned on. I could not feel it at all. Dealer said it was to make it more like a normal Porsche. Never driven a normal Porsche - so I guess they don't have much decel. In comparison, my 2017 Smart Fortwo EV does a good job of slowing the car - though it could do more. Is it possible to increase the level of regenerative braking in a Smart Fortwo?
 

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First and foremost - your opinion does matter. And thank you very much for the link.

It's funny - the sales guy, who had been to a 2 day "training" session on the cars, failed to mention the regenerative impact of using the brakes. Instead he focused on the availability of ceramic discs on the top model.

What was weird was driving the car. In regenerative mode - I could not feel decel when I let off the gas. It just coasted. The sales guy said several times that Porsche wanted it to feel like a normal Porsche - which didn't jibe.

Or, perhaps I am just too used to my old-fashioned gasoline-fueled cars that have way too big of engines and significant decel when I let off the gas.

At least now I understand their logic - for which I thank you. Now I need to talk a salesman out of a drive in a Leaf.

Again, thank you very much for taking the time to respond.
 
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