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"B" Position (no, not any form of euphamism)

Dim Tim

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OK,  my mind does wander to strange and far off places every now an then and I had another brain meander about the "B" position on the gear "lever".

I realise that the "B" position has the same effect as the regular type of auto transmission's lock into lower gear for descending hills etc effectively increasing the engine braking effect. 

Now, engine braking on the hybrid is achieved by recharging the when the gear is in "B" position do the batteries get recharged quicker?

Does driving in the "B" position affect the fuel consumption beyond that which is used to get back up to speed again after engine braking?

See,  I told you I go to strange places in my mind.  :o)


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