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On the Bolt, it is a way to engage one-pedal driving with no effect on throttle mapping.
 

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Does anyone know if the “L” mode turns on the brake light while you are slowing down with one pedal driving? My main concern with relying heavily on automated regen braking is that cars behind me will not be immediately aware I am slowing down.
 

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Does anyone know if the “L” mode turns on the brake light while you are slowing down with one pedal driving? My main concern with relying heavily on automated regen braking is that cars behind me will not be immediately aware I am slowing down.
Then they shouldn't be that close to you 😂 Seriously though, I think they do above a certain level of strength. If you use Adaptive Cruise control, when that brakes to slow you down your brake lights do come on. But it might be set by local laws[/QUOTE]
 

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Does anyone know if the “L” mode turns on the brake light while you are slowing down with one pedal driving? My main concern with relying heavily on automated regen braking is that cars behind me will not be immediately aware I am slowing down.
On the Bolt the brake light comes on when decelerating but when the car stops the brake light goes out.

On the Mach-E Ford has shown on the display that there is a specific 1-Pedal mode you turn on for that behavior. It is likely that they will make the "L" just drive more like driving an automatic in Low (e.g. more regen when coasting and a little bit harder acceleration).

Furthermore Ford has said that in 1-pedal mode when you come to a complete stop the car will engage the friction brakes to hold you there (the Bolt doesn't--the owner's manual instructs the driver to press the brake pedal). Thus it is likely that the Mach-E will also keep the brake lights on when stopped as well.
 

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Does anyone know if the “L” mode turns on the brake light while you are slowing down with one pedal driving? My main concern with relying heavily on automated regen braking is that cars behind me will not be immediately aware I am slowing down.
At least on the Tesla's, as soon as regen kicks in, the brake lights come on. I would think that would be a requirement on the MME also.
 

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On the Mach-E Ford has shown on the display that there is a specific 1-Pedal mode you turn on for that behavior. It is likely that they will make the "L" just drive more like driving an automatic in Low (e.g. more regen when coasting and a little bit harder acceleration).
My intuition (which I think is awesome and reliable) is that you are correct.
 

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I had the same question - what is the L for...ha

I would think the L on a BEV is different than in a PHEV...right?
 

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Does anyone know if the “L” mode turns on the brake light while you are slowing down with one pedal driving? My main concern with relying heavily on automated regen braking is that cars behind me will not be immediately aware I am slowing down.
Not sure how the MME will behave when in max regen mode.....however, this is no different than when letting off the throttle in a manual transmission vehicle or heavy truck. The driver behind you will know you are slowing down. We get pretty good at comparing relative speeds with other vehicles on the road and recognizing fairly quickly when that delta changes even a little bit.
 
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Any idea what the buttons are in front of the parking brake (to the front right of the shifter dial)?

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Any idea what the buttons are in front of the parking brake (to the front right of the shifter dial)?

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One of them is for the auto parallel park option. Not sure of the other yet.
 



 








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