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Changing gear from D to L while driving

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#1 OFFLINE   fusionhybridse

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:32 PM

I have seen many people talking about changing the drive gear from D to L so that more energy can be put back in the HVB. 

Is this frequent changing from D to L/ D to N while in motion going to affect the health of engine / transmission ?

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#2 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

No, it's not a gear change.  It just changes the operating parameters for the computer.  The computer is always in control of the engine.  In case you are not aware, there is no connection between the accelerator pedal and the engine.  The accelerator pedal is just another input to the computer.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:35 PM

Use Hill Assist instead on the side of the shifter. :)

 

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#4 OFFLINE   talmy

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:03 AM

IMHO there is no reason ever to use "L". The "gear shift" shifts no gears, nothing mechanical at all for any position but Park. To put more energy back in the HVB, just press the brake pedal lightly. This doesn't actually apply the mechanical brakes but absorbs the energy through the motor into the HVB.  If the HVB is full and you need braking use Hill Assist. At this point braking must use the mechanical brakes however Hill Assist forces ICE engine braking to the extent to maintain the existing speed if it can.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:32 AM

wrong forum


Edited by murphy, 14 October 2016 - 09:32 AM.






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