N1ghtrider wrote: I will say, there is a knack to working the throttle pedal so that you maximize momentum and regenerative braking. I learned that with 6 years of driving a hyrid (Honda Civic) maximizing my mpg.
Actually, you will be able to increase your miles and m/kW h if you use "N" as much as possible instead of regen.
Have you actually tested and quantified this m/kWh increase, against simply leaving your LEAF in D or ECO?
I average close to 100 ft ascent/descent per mile driven, and generally just leave my LEAF in ECO, applying the pedal pressure to achieve as close to "neutral" power/regen, as is compatible with my desired speed.
Even when both
battery capacity is over 90%, and when significantly altering your speed, to match potential energy available from the descent or the slowdown/stop, I seem to get extremely close to the same m/kWh results of shifting into and out of N, by just keeping my LEAF in ECO, and getting close to the same neutral energy application, when desired, using the accelerator/decelerator pedal.
So, the slight inconvenience and safety reduction of shifting in and out of N, vs the sleight benefit in m/kWh of doing so, has just not made using N while driving useful, In my experience.