MemberOctober 3, 2021 at 7:24 am
Without seeing any explenation from Aptera where they get those numbers from or how the behavior of the car changes, it’s difficult to say where it comes from. If, for example, the physical brakes engage from the moment you press the brake pedal and therefore use less regen, then it is correct that enabling regen could offer you more range. And it is possible that an average driver, who does not like to change the setting, will benefit more from having it turned on than off.
But as has been shown multiple times already, driving with regen on is not always the best option. A couple of years ago, when I was slowly getting more and more into EVs, I came across a video on YouTube about the just launched LEAF 2.zero. Nissan had invited a bunch of press and influencers to a nice and warm location (can’t remember where) and at one point gave them a challenge. Drive down from the mountain to a town and they added a small contest to it. Winner would be the person with the lowest consumption. 2 teams arrived with equal consumption Bjorn, if it was him, had done the run with regen off, the car in D-mode, no e-Pedal, no AC, …