Those are the exact trips that eco mode has zero effect onI drive 700 miles to work and back once a month. I will be using it on those trips.
Thanks for saving me some key strokes, I was going to say basically the same thing.You got it exactly
Eco just gives changes the throttle curve, so if you ask for 30% it gives you 20%..... But if you need to get up to speed you will just push the throttle further and basically negate what eco mode does
Eco mode does nothing to boost steady state efficiency
Do you guys really think there could be a special button that magically gives more mpg? C'mon guys...... There's no free lunch.
Do all Ford vehicles with ECO mode revert to Normal when you turn it off then on again? If not then they will not assume Normal is the prevailing mode. They will otherwise decide prevailing mode or do tests for every mode and average them.If you are a person who drives to how many degrees your ankle rotates, you likely see a fuel economy improvement with Eco mode.
If you are a person who drives to your internal accelerometer, you will not.
Eco mode doesn't help at steady state 80mph
Fuel cert tests are done in prevailing mode which is Normal in this case. Eco mode is not reflected in the fuel labels. Those tests are done to a speed trace. The pedal is pushed to the position that enables the speed to be matched. All mode change does is determine how far the pedal has to be pushed to match the trace.
Eco mode makes it a little easier to ignore the devil on your shoulder but doesn't improve the fundamental economy capability of the truck.
The modes are a huge marketing item but also necessary to get around the nannies mandated for on road vehicles that would totally neuter the vehicle off-road or on a race track(for our car friends)
I got stuck with a RAV4 as a loaner when my Tundra was in the shop a couple of times. They had Eco, Normal, and sport modes. Eco mode was terrible if you needed to get on the highway, which I did (less than 2 miles of my 25-mile 1-way commute is off of the highway). I couldn't tell a difference between Normal and Sport.Has anyone who is blasting Eco mode ever driven a car with drive modes?!
I don't particularly care if it has it or not, but this statement is not necessarily accurate. Eco modes can control many varying things. Particularly in Automatic or CVT transmissions. Shift points, line pressure, A/C compressor output, throttle curve, response time to throttle input, gear selection upon throttle, gear selection not under throttle, cruising rpm, etc. Different manufactures have different variables with their eco mode. Some work better or worse depending on view than others.Modes are marketing garbage anyway
You want the car to act differently then you use your feet differently
All eco does is flatten the throttle curve a little, it doesn't magically give you better mpg
Just to make sure we get some accurate info on here, an internal combustion engine at 30mpg emits 300% the CO2 per mile as a Tesla that is charged on a 100% coal-powered grid, which doesn’t even exist in the USA.Then I could feel good about burning coal in a power plant to charge