Originally Posted by salsbr
Why not? I can't think of any reasons. The system is putting X amount of current through the motor. It doesn't matter if the rotor is spinning or not.
Of course this assumes that X is less than the max sustainable current, but we already know it is.
I don't know, maybe it isn't BAD for them but maybe it isn't good for them either. There is a reason it is disabled when you have your foot on the brakes.
Many electric motors get cooling air when they spin. You would be generating heat by using X amount of current and heat certainly isn't the friend of electric motors.
Or maybe I just wanted to see how long it would take someone to say I was wrong?
So, your choice I guess. Put the brakes on and disable the creep mode and save some gas in the process or sit there and let your electric motor hold you on the hill.