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When I have exhausted the electric range I don't see new miles posted to the range. Am I still getting regen benefits?
This just about sums it up. EV miles are counted for electricity from the grid, not electricity generated from gasoline. Ford is the only one that counts regen miles as EV miles, which is extremely misleading. I'm kind of surprised there hasn't been any lawsuit forcing them to stop.Once the battery is empty, you are running using electricity produced by the Gas engine.
During that time, all regen miles will be credited to the gas engine, because you are recuperating energy that was generated by the gas engine.
This is how the car is designed. When running ICE the car will still regen. Whenever enough electric power has built up in the battery (above hold mode, mountain mode, or "discharged" state) the Volt automatically switches over to electric, especially at low speeds. The car is programmed to drive electric as much as possible.Just seems strange like those electrons just appeared preventing the gas motor from starting up.
Because it was paid for by gas dollars, not home electricity dollars. The regen is not a perpetual motion machine, it did not generate the electricity out of thin air. Instead, it's recapturing some of the electricity created by the gas engine. Hence gas miles not electric miles.It is unclear why using gas-generated electricity to fuel an electric car’s electric motor is not considered "electric" driving.