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That's what I was thinking too. Meaning, as long as you accelerate at the same speed, then you get the same efficiency no matter what mode you're in. But the more aggressive modes allow (maybe even encourage) you to accelerated faster. And when you do, it burns more juice. But if you baby it in Unbridled, it the same result as Whisper.Yes ... but.
If you listen to what Darren says, all three driving modes are similarly efficient. There may be some slight imperceptible difference. However, the driving modes tend to encourage different driving styles that may lead to differences.
For example, they have said the acceleration mapping in Whisper is much more gentle than in Unbridled. Whisper will tend to encourage sedate driving. In contrast, the immediate response of the accelerator to the pedal movement in Unbridled will tend to make you want that horse to run. That will be less efficient than the sedate driving in Whisper.
And either way the regen probably produces the same energy, since the brake pedal applies regen first (unless you really smash it). So for normal slowing, it's still the same regen whether triggered by lifting off the accelerator or pressing the brake pedal.