Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
regenerative braking added about 50 miles to my range
I had an interesting drive. I had 156 miles showing as my range and had a trip of 150 miles to go from Big Bear (Elevation 6800') to my house. When I got to the bottom of the mountain, my range had only dropped from 156 miles to 153 miles. So I covered 40 miles of downhill and only used up 3 miles of my range because the regenerative braking added approx 37 miles to my range.
I ended up doing a trip of 150 miles and when I arrived home I still had a range of 50 miles showing. So using regenerative braking as much as possible going downhill and then putting the car in economy mode used only 100 miles of range on a trip that was actually 150 miles.