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Ok, I'm getting down into the nitty-gritty of how CT6 2.0e works. This thread is about Regenerative braking.

The CT6 has two paddles just like ELR, however, they work very differently. The shifter says 'M' for manual mode, but, it is like 'L' in ELR.

The paddles modify regen strength by an indicated setting (on the DIC) of 4 to 1 with 4 being the lightest setting and 1 being the most regen. The left paddle indexes the number down from 4 to 1 and you can leave in 3 or 2. With the shifter in 'M' and the regen index set to 3, regen strength is about what ELR would do in 'L' as far as deceleration. Set to 2, it is similar to having ELR in 'L' and pulling one of the paddles. The 1 setting is more than ELR would do no matter what.I usually keep it in 3 since 1 or 2 are stronger than ELR.

That make sense?

So basically, Cadillac is simulating what a 4-speed transmission would feel like in each gear. Since there are no knotchy 'gears' in an EVT, you can still go full speed in any setting.
 

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how many Kwh's can you pull in regen,,I've seen as high as 62.
 

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I've hit 60s when decelerating from 70mph. I'll know more after my 800 mi road trip this weekend.
 

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Loboc, congrats on your new ride! One omission on the CT6 Plug-In that I test drove in Cleveland was the lack of a heated steering wheel. That's not a worry in your neck of the woods...Since I'm driving my ELR 100 to 200 miles a day, there are days that I wished I had Super Cruise..
https://electrek.co/2018/10/04/super-cruise-versus-tesla-autopilot/
 

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Loboc, congrats on your new ride! One omission on the CT6 Plug-In that I test drove in Cleveland was the lack of a heated steering wheel. That's not a worry in your neck of the woods...Since I'm driving my ELR 100 to 200 miles a day, there are days that I wished I had Super Cruise..
https://electrek.co/2018/10/04/super-cruise-versus-tesla-autopilot/
Lack of heated steering wheel is an inconvenience but not a game stopper for me. It’s handy when the temp drops below 50F. :rolleyes:
 

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I have gloves.
Maybe I need thicker gloves but I have found that even wearing my insulated driving gloves gripping the steering wheel when a car is cold soaked below 20F is a bone chilling experience.
 

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Curious about CT6 plug-in "real world" full electric range, as well as MPG on range extender. Thanks.
I’ve only had it running in normal mode for a few days. It was running FMM until I filled the tank the second time. Looks like 30 to 35 miles EV range and 35 mpg or so in CS mode.

412 miles with 25 in EV yields 33.6 mpg indicated on the MyCadillac app. Half way through my trip.
 

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All the connections for a heated steering wheel are present in the CT6 steering column. If you buy a heated CT6 steering wheel (eBay has them), install it on your steering column; then Voila! You have a heated steering wheel.
 

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Thom,

I live in Georgia and my wife's only complaint about the car is the lack of a heated steering wheel. I will look on eBay.

Dave
 

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Regarding energy usage in hybrid mode when battery is exhausted, the engine power and hybrid blending is dependent on throttle position. Once over 25 mph the engine fire up and the battery will help power up to the reserve. Under very light cruise throttle to maintain speed the engine does most of the work. But tip in more and the battery will help propel along with the engine. So keep a very light throttle to stay in engine only.

I also found like with most hybrids that a rolling hill is better than the flat for mpg. I can do 55 mph on a country road using the engine and sometimes engine and battery up a hill and on the downhill only nothing and show the battery charging.
 
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