No, AFAIK no special mode is needed. I'm in Normal mode most of the time, unless I find a nifty corner where sport is more fun. ;] I can't find any real use for 'Eco' mode.I never knew about the pulse and glide!
I want to try this and thank you for posting
quick question: do you have to do this in a specific mode? eco normal sport?
update: just tried to do this but failed miserably. how do you know when you are "pulse and gliding?" are there any differences in how the car runs etc etc?
There's no difference in the way the car runs, the difference is in how you run the car.
Specifically I'm using mine like the throttle is an on/off switch. I've either got the throttle on the upper line between 'Eco & Power' (that's pulsing), or I'm on the lower line between 'Eco & Charge', that's gliding.
Simple as that. I'm either pulsing and gaining speed (to 5mph over the speed limit), or gliding and losing speed (to 5mph under the speed limit).
This of course is only for around town, haven't quite figured out how to apply it on the freeway, steady state throttle still seems best there, but I do now automatically 'glide' when a mile or so away from my exit on the freeway.
Certainly seems to be helping, but I need a ton more practice. It's kinda fun really. =]