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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by charlesH View Post
What's the source for this claim? I don't detect any change in braking as speed crosses 32 mph.
I assumed it was a display on the PHEV that poster was talking about - say the charging meter. The charging meter on my HEV does show relative regen.

But all hybrids do blending on braking and if in fact the regen decreases below some speed, the physical brakes take over. The goal of all manufacturers were to make this invisible to the driver - or very smooth in other words. This wasn't true of hybrids in the past and is apparently not easy to do. Ioniqs and Niros get (mostly) very good reviews on braking smoothness and lack of weirdness. Now the question that seems to concern a lot of owners is when is one working versus the other - it used be be painfully obvious and irritating.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 03:39 AM
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The only reason you have to two on a flatbed is if the parking brake is set.

The regen happens in the motor from being driven by the transmission.
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