Originally Posted by Xpress
I engine brake all the time, especially on the bike. I do it regardless of whether or not the vehicle is automatic or manual- hybrid or CVT equipped vehicles are bit more unique..
There is no traditional 'engine braking' on a hybrid, but there is dynamic braking. Theoretically, using the 'brakes' to retard on a long grade will actually not use the brakes much at all but will use the electric motor to partially recharge the batteries.
That's one of the weird things about hybrids, you don't really control the brakes. Instead, depending on your foot pressure and speed, the system decides whether to use brakes, dynamic braking or a mixture.