it put into N as a safety mode maybe. you cannot change it btw N and D in FFE, unlike in ICE car you can.Martin (deal addict) wrote: ↑Sep 12th, 2017 10:23 pmThe following scenario may or may not have something to do with what happened. I tried a bit of hypermiling for a while which involved moving between L, N and D trying to maximize regen and mileage. I do not do this now. So I would coast in N when I saw a red light up ahead and then select L to slow running up to the light. I would then move the selector to D ready to move off. A few times I got the selector in the wrong place and it was in N rather than D. I think this is because I moved one stop forward from L to N rather than from N to D. In an ICE car when you try to move away in neutral the engine revs freely and you know you are in N. In a BEV literally nothing happens - it seems dead. Switching on and off makes no difference until the transmission selector is moved. This is one of the reasons I only drive around in D now and leave it there all the time until I park up. Just a scenario that may explain what happened, especially as the car was good to go after 30 secs.
N will disengage motor and transmission e.g. towing, pretty sure in BEV when no gear change is needed, the torque converter/clutch mechanism will be very weak, so you messed N and D and computer detect that and give you time out.