Do you have the hill button on the shifter turned on in this scenario? If you have the hill button off and are getting lots of regen and then the ICE turning on as an air pump this is a programming change compared to the 2013.
I have played with it both ways (hill button both on and off). But, your explanation of what happens with standard CC and ACC is now making me wonder how much regen I was really getting with the hill button off. The hill I have been experimenting with may not be steep enough to experience the full behavior you explained. I'm curious now and will watch this closer on my next steep/long grade. Thanks for the great explanation. This is the part of your explanation that I want to watch for:
This is all regular CC can do when going down a hill unless you engage the hill button on the shifter. When you engage the hill button on the shifter the car will enable regen up to the 35 kW limit, but you still will not see the regen circle spinning.
Is there a way to tell how much kW regen I'm getting from one of the instrument panel displays? Or is that only available with a scan gauge or similar tool?
Based on his later post, I don't believe he was referring to regenerative braking, but rather that the battery was just being charged.
Yes, that is correct. Using the "regenerative braking" term added confusion to the discussion.
Edited by Texasota, 25 December 2014 - 05:11 PM.