Sounds like a great idea to me! Maybe it would encourage people not to tailgate. Slow down or sweat. Too bad every car doesn't do this...Oh great, create a new mode that causes people to slam onto their brakes or pull the regen paddle to get AC. No thank you. I roll down the windows in nice weather and use the AC as soon as the temps get anywhere close to causing me to sweat. Seriously, the fact you own a volt over any ice vehicle is saving you tons of fuel. No need to nitpick this last detail.
Plus in flat IL, there are no hills to get these long regen runs.
It's the basis of electricity - it takes the shortest pathI wasn't aware that it used the HV regen electricty on an "as needed" basis instead of sending all of it to the battery and then pulling it from there. It seems like it would significantly complicate the power electronics, but then again I'm not a power electronics enginer.
No it would not. They work with water and evaporative cooling. Might help where it's hot and dry, but pretty useless where it's hot and humid.Sounds like a great idea to me! Maybe it would encourage people not to tailgate. Slow down or sweat. Too bad every car doesn't do this...
. It would be kind of neat if there was a "swamp cooler" mode.