Having succumbed to the novelty of instant torque in my first week of ownership, I have now started to follow the accepted wisdom for getting the most from an EV.
When I bought the car it was fully charged and showing 57 miles as its maximum range. A week later the maximum charge was showing 52 miles. Now the range has crept above 60 and on my 11 mile commute to work it dropped by fewer than 5. Go me.
The only thing that bugs me is that during the first week the feet-off regeneration was noticeably strong. Now, though, it seems rather ineffective by comparison - particularly when coasting along urban streets.
I've put this down to one of three possibilities:
1. The regen is done dynamically, in that the car works out how much force to apply dependent on average power usage.
2. The regen differs from day to day depending on ambient temperature.
3. Having gotten used to the car, I'm imagining it.
I think that point 3 seems most likely. But I'd like to know if anyone knows more about the regen mechanism in the Fluence.