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One Pedal driving Mach-E? Are you a fan?

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Any one-pedal driving fans here? Vote in the poll :)

Has anyone read details about one-pedal driving the Mach-E?

I hope Ford engineers have set it up so one-pedal driving is possible since that's a big draw to me when it comes to an EV. Porsche for example dialed out one-pedal driving completely on the Taycan even though it still has brake regeneration.

So it seems like it's up to an EV's engineers whether they want to bake one-pedal driving into the car's abilities, and it's not a function of whether the car has brake regen or not.
 
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Yes, many of the reviews and interviews discuss the one-pedal and regenerative braking. Supposedly it has the three modes: Whisper, Engage, and Unbridled that range from gentle response with lots of coast to rapid acceleration and high regeneration. Additionally, they've mentioned there is a separate selector for full one-pedal driving.
 

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The Mach-e is supposed to have a one-pedal setting. Haven't seen any of the drive demos say anything about it in real life yet though.

Here's one excerpt I found...

Ford also doubled down on the experience of one-pedal driving. Many EVs employ aggressive regeneration when the driver lifts off the accelerator, providing defacto braking that lets them start and stop the car using only the accelerator. This one-pedal driving can be very convenient in traffic, but it usually works only at slow speeds, not when you need to come to a complete stop.


“Many electric cars, when you take your foot off the gas, they regen down to 3 mph and then they can’t regen any more. You can’t really stop by just taking your foot off the accelerator because it is not bringing you to a halt.”


Recognizing this issue, the Mach-E will actually activate the foundation brakes at these very low speeds to give drivers a seamless one-pedal driving experience, Palmer explained. “We have integrated the brake system to do that. You get one pedal to bring the vehicle to a stop because we blend in the brakes and hold you on a hill.”



https://www.designnews.com/automoti...ach-es-recipe-success/22583893962143/page/0/1
 
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Once you get used to one pedal driving, it is hard to go back to the "old" way!!!!
Agreed! In the spirit of election season, I added a poll above. Rock the vote! :D
 

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Once you get used to one pedal driving, it is hard to go back to the "old" way!!!!
I'm almost afraid I'll like it too much, or get too used to it. Like many mainstream buyers, we'll have both a BEV and an ICE vehicle in our household (especially for road trips). I don't want it to be too big of a difference to jump back and forth.
 

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I only recently drove a Tesla for the first time and admit it was strange and did not like regenerative braking at first. It’s changing decades of driving habits but once I got used to it I found it easier and less work. I do like how they have settings for people used to traditional two pedal driving to ease into it.
 

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I'm almost afraid I'll like it too much, or get too used to it. Like many mainstream buyers, we'll have both a BEV and an ICE vehicle in our household (especially for road trips). I don't want it to be too big of a difference to jump back and forth.
Its really a non-issue. You're used to years and years of driving with a brake pedal that the instant something happens to make you react quickly you rely on your first instinct: to hit the brake. Even with 1-pedal mode on the brake pedal still works to stop the car.

Switching back and forth between driving an EV in one pedal mode and an ICE is fairly trivial. When you get in the ICE and let off the gas it feels like you're on ice--reminding you to hit the brake LOL.
 
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It takes one stop light, where the car is not stopping and your brain goes into retro mode to push the brake pedal.....

:oops::rolleyes:;):)
 

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I'm almost afraid I'll like it too much, or get too used to it. Like many mainstream buyers, we'll have both a BEV and an ICE vehicle in our household (especially for road trips). I don't want it to be too big of a difference to jump back and forth.
I don't think it will really be an issue - I drove stick for almost 25 years before getting too old and lazy. I almost always let the engine slow me down, only using the brakes to fully stop or for emergencies. It was never a problem when I was driving my wife's automatic; I realized pretty quickly the car wasn't slowing down and tapped the brake.
 

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Don't forget, when your battery is full or cold, one pedal driving doesn't really work. (The battery can't accept the charge.) So you'll be transitioning back and forth even in your EV. Going between your EV and your ICE car will be a non-issue as far as the brake differences. You won't like driving your ICE car anymore, but it won't be a safety issue.
 

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Don't forget, when your battery is full or cold, one pedal driving doesn't really work. (The battery can't accept the charge.) So you'll be transitioning back and forth even in your EV. Going between your EV and your ICE car will be a non-issue as far as the brake differences. You won't like driving your ICE car anymore, but it won't be a safety issue.
In this case, the car should automatically use friction braking to achieve the same end result.
 

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That sounds like a good idea to me. Do any cars do that? The Tesla doesn't.
 

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In any car that only has two pedals then I automatically use both feet and left foot brake so I would prefer to continue on as normal.

I like porches approach with the taycan you want to slow down you push the brake pedal if that is achieved via regeneration or the friction brakes should be irrelevant to the driver. As long as there is an option to have it either way as forcing it one way is going to leave people unhappy.
 



 








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