nitramluap wrote:MikeS wrote:As i said previously on my 2014 REX the brakes are definitely applied when I go down hill with 100% charge and lift the accelerator - I can hear the noise of the callipers!!
Well, our two 2017 BEVs never do so I guess they’ve improved it. Thank goodness too. I’m not keen on having my car ride the brakes downhill without my explicit knowledge. Brake fade anyone...?
Not a brake fade problem for several reasons. Firstly, the vehicle is relatively light so heavy brake application is not required. Secondly, the front brakes are vented so they would take a lot of braking before the brakes would generate enough heat to have brake fade. Remember this is a BMW, not a 1965 Mini
At our place, we are up on top of a steep hill 300m. Some people won't drive their cars up the hill because they are afraid Never had brake fade coming down the hill, or even any brake smell or smoke from overheated brakes. Non issue. You said you have a mild slope not a steep slope like here, so even the early i3 wouldn't apply significant brakes on your slope.