Wow, Tough calls to make.
For some they will make some big mistakes in what decisions are ultimately made, just like Tesla.
For them it's even more dammed if you do, dammed if you don't.
The world loves to be deceived.
They're putting way too much emphasis on "what the driver expects". This is a new paradigm. Time to reinvent what the driver expects. Just do what's best for efficiency and/or performance.
GM Volt will offer 'Mountain Mode' for hill climb charge preservation...
...under a "limited set of circumstances," on a handful of known grades in the country, vehicle performance "may be degraded" under sustained heavy loads when the engine providing electric power to drive the car. The Mountain Mode option helps compensate for this in some circumstances. While drivers may not be used to planning ahead, future navigation systems might suggest that the special mode be triggered if it knew that a preset route included a long uphill stretch.
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