When you switched to "L," you not only see the mileage jump up, you also start slowing down.
From my experiments (numbers and pedal linearity are rough estimates, but the concept is correct)...
In "D," the pedal goes from 0% power to 100% power. So 25% down is ~25% power.
In "L," the pedal goes from, say, -10% power to 100% power. So 20% down is 1/4 of the way from -10 to 100 = 17.5% power.
Personally, I always drive in "L" so I don't have to brake as much. Do note; however, that when you let off the pedal in "L," you are engaging the regenerative brakes without activating the brake light (at least that what happens on my 2018.)
Last edited by 2018Hybrid; 04-24-2019 at 08:48 AM.