Easy, just put an egg under your right footFound out this morning, that when the battery gets below a certain point, the mx30 goes to turtle mode.
It limits the acceleration / power..
I wonder if it's possible to put the engine in turtle mode manually. It could get you some extra range.
It has become clear that Mazda follow a model similar to Apple, in as much as they tend to provide you with control over features of their products which they feel won't compromise the "Mazda Experience". Such approach has both advantages and disadvantages, while it might frustrate some users, I expect the general case is better served this way.I know there are other ways, but that's not the question. When the car's control unit can activate a turtle mode why not yourself.
It isn't something special, tesla has this in all it's models.
Turtle mode, only decreases acceleration, meaning limiting the current draw from the battery. The cars control unit can do that much better that your right foot.well this is an emergency mode when battery is close to 0% to allow you to drive to the next charging point (well if you are lucky). I do not see the point in using it on normal drive to be honest. You can emulate it as other said. It is similar to the "emergency mode" some ICE car have when something is wrong. You really do not want that do you?
But that's the point. The acceleration in turtle mode is not so bad, that it becomes dangerous.Have not noticed anything really dramatic in turtle mode. But when it appears you tend to drive defensively anyways. Or you need to be on a highway to be able to tell the difference? Or just the most boring driver in the world?
There is such a thing as active safety. To activate turle mode without cause arguably would compromise safety IMHO. The popular but Euro NCAP safetywise catastrophic Dacia Spring springs(!) to mind. Performance so poor it sounds as a menace on any highway. Cannot in any way, shape or form keep up with traffic. That cannot be safe.
Marcel sure I get what you re saying maybe a kind of Eco mode could be useful. Or maximum range mode. It boils down to pretty much the same thing I guess???But that's the point. The acceleration in turtle mode is not so bad, that it becomes dangerous.
My thinking was simple. You have a relative small range. When you have a longer roadtrip, using turtle mode could help you to reach the maximun range, because the engine contol unit is better at managing the power output, then your right foot.
You don't need it on thr highway, but your using the most power when pulling up. Then it could be usefull.
But apperently i'm the only one who sees potential benefit from this.