Brian: Do you think having it in Hill 2 mode made any difference to the 0-60 time? As long as you are testing, it may be worthwhile to do a test with the regen mode off. Logically, it should not make a difference since you are on full acceleration the whole time but the software may be in save-juice mode whenever Hill 1 or Hill 2 is on.brian said:I think you nailed it. Lincoln Town Car is exactly what it feels like, just lower. It feels very heavy, but responsive.
Just to be clear, in your test you floored the accelerator pedal right? (ie you didn't gradually depress the pedal)?brian said:I thought about that, but I don't think do. The regen stuff completely disengages if you even tap the accelerator. I wanted to do a Sport mode test, but all the lights were green. Gonna try again later.
Yes, but what Fab is thinking (I think ) is that perhaps in the "hill" modes the computer limits the maximum current fed to the electric motors. I don't think it does so, myself.brian said:I thought about that, but I don't think do. The regen stuff completely disengages if you even tap the accelerator.
@Mycroft: I think you have discovered the real reason for not making the Karma too fast: a lot of bystanders would be hurt if they had to snap their head around too fast to follow the car. The car's stately gait minimizes the collateral damage among the bystanders.Mycroft said:8.6 seconds eh? I bet the car turns heads though!
That's pretty slow! But if you're in that mode and leave it set in "sport" and just drive normally, it will eventually show some miles on the battery again, and you'll have better results, right?brian said:This isn't going to make you guys happy, but best to just watch the video. I think it says it all.