The eVito Tourer uses a process called recuperation that recovers energy when the vehicle is decelerating to help you efficiently manage your vehicle’s range. You can select 5 different modes via the gearshift paddles. The greater the recuperation, the faster you decelerate and therefore, the more energy your vehicle will regenerate:
- D- - This mode is designed to get maximum range from your eVito Tourer. With the fastest deceleration, it recovers the most energy. As the deceleration is so strong, your brake lights will be automatically activated.
- D- When you ease off the accelerator in D-, your vehicle will slow down less quickly and recover a little less energy than D--. Generally, this mode will activate your brake lights.
- D This mode is good for faster paced traffic traveling at a relatively constant speed and the vehicle returns to D every time you start the motor. It has a gradual deceleration feel – like putting a diesel vehicle into a lower gear. Some energy is recovered, but not as much as D-. Brake lights are generally not automatically activated in this mode.
- D+ This is a sailing mode, meaning your vehicle will decelerate naturally – like coasting to a stop in a diesel vehicle. No energy is recovered into the battery. It is useful on long downhill sections of main roads, as you will be able to ‘sail’ with no drag from the electric motor.
- D Auto With a long pull of either paddle shifter, the intelligent mode D Auto is activated. It uses a radar sensor and navigation data to automatically adjust the recuperation level to the traffic situation – so you don’t have to.