Does the Regen do anything?

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JonAtk
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Post by JonAtk »

I've had my Honda eNY1 for a week now, and while I'm very happy with the car, I cannot get the regen function to actually do anything significant or useful. It seems to be a temporary setting using the steering wheel paddles that lasts the length of time it takes to slow for a single corner before reverting to 'off'. Also, the amount of regen braking it provides can barely be noticed. My other car is a Kia Niro EV and the regen function is very obvious and effective. Is this how its supposed to function in the Honda?

UK-Kev
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Post by UK-Kev »

Did not even know an electric vehicle needed to regenerate, thought regen was only required on petrol and diesel engines.
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Post by Colin Lambert »

Regen on EVs converts braking effort into charging to replenish the battery.
Most have flappy paddles on the steering wheel to alter the power of the regen. from OFF to one pedal driving which will eventually pull you to a complete stop. Or you can simply regen when you brake.
Making full use of the paddles on my eNiro I have gained (recharged, giving me) 5 mies in two days covering only (approx) 30 miles of urban driving..
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Post by UK-Kev »

Think you are getting your words mixed up and think you are talking about regenerative braking which captures the kinetic energy and turns it into electric power supply for the battery.
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Post by JonAtk »

Yes clearly I’m talking about regenerative braking. I know how it’s supposed to work as the Kia Niro EV does it so well. I was just wondering why the Honda’s seems so ineffective. I’m not expecting one-pedal driving (i- pedal on the Kia) but ramping up the regen setting using the paddles with the arrows showing it’s on max does barely anything to slow the car down. It then disappears to zero within a few seconds. This seems a very strange regen operation.
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AnthonyR
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Post by AnthonyR »

From what you say, it sounds like you are in D (drive) mode. Try putting it in B (braking) mode and use the paddles to max the chevrons, which will stay 'sticky' and remain so even after starting up again for your next journey. The regen should be more apparent.

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Post by Steve_m »

See page 388 of the on-line Owners Manual. Regeneration level only stays when in SPORT mode. Regeneration level is not like a one-pedal mode. There are 3 levels of regeneration.

https://www.honda.co.uk/cars/owners/man ... ressed.pdf
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Post by DrewUK »

As another owner I can confirm the regen (controlled from the paddles on the steering wheel) only comes on temporary in Econ and Normal modes. If you select Sport and then activate regen it stays on until you turn off the car.

When you next start the car it will be in normal mode unless you select sport again.
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Post by Jandav »

Works perfectly in sport mode but level 3 will only stay on when battery is warm. I consider level 3 should stay on in all 3 modes, Honda have got it wrong software update required???
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Post by JonAtk »

Thanks for the link to the manual, it makes more sense now. Normally drive in ECON mode, but I've noticed that putting it into SPORT mode makes no difference to the expected range, so will give this a go and see what the regen does.
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