I think there is a slight misunderstanding on your part. Many other cars with electric motors, especially hybrids, only regenerate when the brake pedal is slightly depressed. This lets the driver allow the car to coast when that is the most efficient use of momentum, then slightly depress the brake pedal when they want regen, and then further for mechanical brakes. Tesla does not do this, but starts regen automatically when you let off the accelerator, so if you want to coast, you need to actually keep the accelerator pressed a little -- a technique known as "one-pedal driving".When I apply the brakes lightly during low speed driving (15 MPH) the energy bar shows green regeneration. I thought regeneration was not enabled when brakes were applied.
Can anyone explain what I am seeing?
...what happens when I depress the brake pedal. The energy bar shows regen, but from your explanation the friction brakes are applied. Which is correct?
Regen starts when you fully release the accelerator,
Wish there was an option to enable Regen all the way till the car is stopped instead of just cutting it off completely. Even if it doesn't get you much if any power when going that slow at the end of slowing down it would eliminate the need for the brake pedal for most cases like stoplights.
First world problems, but this doesn't make any sense to me having the coast mode unless it saves battery vs just holding the accelerator in a steady state and letting the car come to a complete stop under pure regen