Clarity regen paddles vs braking

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Scott Edward Miller, Mar 21, 2018.

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  1. Scott Edward Miller

    Scott Edward Miller New Member

    I've been looking for information on the differences between the regen paddles and braking for battery recharging. Are the paddles more effective than simply braking? Do the regen paddles cause the brake lights to come on? If the brake lights do not come on has this been an issue for anyone in traffic as far as following vehicles not noticing your deceleration? Thanks!
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  3. loomis2

    loomis2 Well-Known Member

    The brake light only come on when you select full regen on the paddles. It is hard to say if the paddles give you any kind of extra regen compared to the brake pedal, but I try to use the paddles anyway. I figure Honda included them for a reason.
  4. Kendalf

    Kendalf Active Member

    Can you confirm that the brake lights do come on with level 4 regen? I've been meaning to test this, but I thought that it didn't.

    I also try to use the regen paddles as much as possible before employing the brake pedal, mainly because I want to maximize regen to the batteries before allowing the physical brakes to waste my energy away. :p Honda engineered the brake system very well IMO; I can't tell when the physical brakes kick in when I depress the pedal.
  5. loomis2

    loomis2 Well-Known Member

    I did when we first got the car. My wife was driving behind me while on the phone with me and I cycled through all the regen stops. She only saw the brake lights when I was at full regen.
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  6. K8QM

    K8QM Active Member

    Thanks! I've been wondering about that.
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  8. Ragman

    Ragman New Member

    Thank you for the info, I also was wondering about this. I'd always "touch" the brake pedal first to warn those following that I was slowing down.

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