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Has anyone noticed that the gearshift selector has an ‘L‘ position?
Are we going to have a 2 speed transmission like the Porsche Taycan?
This is getting exciting,
 

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Has anyone noticed that the gearshift selector has an ‘L‘ position?
Are we going to have a 2 speed transmission like the Porsche Taycan?
This is getting exciting,
L gear in Ford hybrids provides higher regenerative braking. So this isn’t a 2 speed transmission but rather a setting for more regenerative braking when the gas is released.
 
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Cool. So you can ‘free wheel’ or regenerative brake.
Its gonna be hard to transition from a 6 speed to a 1 speed.
 

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Yeah, the Chevy Bolt has the same thing. My guess is they raided the parts bin and used an already existing part so they wouldn't have to engineer a new one.
 

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Cool. So you can ‘free wheel’ or regenerative brake.
Its gonna be hard to transition from a 6 speed to a 1 speed.
No it won't. Two weeks of one pedal driving and you would never go back to a conventional transmission. The instant power and torque of the e-train and the one pedal driving is a joy. When you get your Mach-E take it to the mountains and try that one pedal driving on a curvy mountain road....you will love it. Even our Chevy Bolt was fun as hell in the mountains....and that is certainly no sports car.
 

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No it won't. Two weeks of one pedal driving and you would never go back to a conventional transmission. The instant power and torque of the e-train and the one pedal driving is a joy. When you get your Mach-E take it to the mountains and try that one pedal driving on a curvy mountain road....you will love it. Even our Chevy Bolt was fun as hell in the mountains....and that is certainly no sports car.
I'm desperate for an explanation of why one-pedal driving is so awesome.

I wrote this on the other forum but the thread died:
I still don't understand the advantages of one-pedal driving. My C-Max hybrid will regen when I hit the brake. If I press hard enough then it engages the friction brakes. I don't see why an EV can't be the same. I don't understand why it couldn't even regen super aggressive as you press the brake pedal and only engage the friction brakes in an emergency.

What I don't understand is what difference is it if the regen happens due to lack of a press on the go pedal or a press on the brake. Personal preference?

It seems like it's often advertised as being more efficient.
Where am I going wrong?
 

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Yeah, the Chevy Bolt has the same thing. My guess is they raided the parts bin and used an already existing part so they wouldn't have to engineer a new one.
It's probably more a case of convention; the first guy to do it names it and from then on the name sticks.
 

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I'm desperate for an explanation of why one-pedal driving is so awesome.

I wrote this on the other forum but the thread died:

Where am I going wrong?
Well for one: You don't have to move your foot from accelerator to brake--so you can be lazy LOL. This also means that the car will start slowing down quicker because there is no delay from moving your foot.

For another: It is safer: If the driver somehow becomes incapacitated the car will stop instead of keep on going.

3rd: When you're stopped at a light you can leave your feet off of the pedals (like a stick in neutral) resting (laziness again ;) ) instead of standing on the brake.

4th: You'll always use regen to come to a stop and thus getting a little bit of extra range back. (Note that the MME also uses friction brakes below 5mph or so)

To each his own: If you find you don't like 1-pedal mode then don't use it (you'll likely not get the max range out of the car, however). Having driven the Bolt around in 1-pedal mode since day one of the lease I prefer it.
 

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No it won't. Two weeks of one pedal driving and you would never go back to a conventional transmission.
I tried one-pedal driving on someone's Kona Electric. Or maybe it was just maximum regenerative mode, I can't remember if that car has 1 pedal driving. Anyway, it was weird, but I only drove the car for a few minutes. There was a lot of traffic and pedestrians around -- and again, not my car -- so to be safe, I just wanted it to be the old way I'm already used to.

I absolutely want to try at least two weeks of it once I get an electric car.

So, what's it like when you need to drive your truck?
 

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I tried one-pedal driving on someone's Kona Electric. Or maybe it was just maximum regenerative mode, I can't remember if that car has 1 pedal driving. Anyway, it was weird, but I only drove the car for a few minutes. There was a lot of traffic and pedestrians around -- and again, not my car -- so to be safe, I just wanted it to be the old way I'm already used to.

I absolutely want to try at least two weeks of it once I get an electric car.
I've done one pedal driving when I test drove a Model 3 a couple months ago. It took me maybe 5 minutes to get used to it. It's definitely strange at first, but I can't see myself getting an EV without it.
 

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One pedal driving is not rocket science. It is simple if you do not want the 1 pedal driving aspect you can always turn that off in the settings which their is a button for that option to be turn on or off. When it is off that means you will drive it like a normal ICE car.

However, I have test drove and rented Tesla for a weekend excursion and do have to say that it is nice just having to use the 1 pedal for accelerating and braking at the same time. Now after driving the Tesla they have a strong regenerative braking you learn rather quickly how to drive them effectively or you just turn it off and put it in creep mode lol.

So I would say rent or test drive a 1 pedal driving car like a Tesla and see how you like it or don't like it. Now when driving the 1 pedal way then the best way to approach it is you will never use your brakes much at all which means never will need to be changed which equals less maintenance fees. Also when driving the 1 pedal way test yourself on your normal way of driving and then you will feel the jerking of the regenerative braking.

Then next drive around a little bit with only accelerator pedal being worked like the following:

1) Move forward put in gear push accelerator in
2) Slow down (slowly raise or raise foot up on the accelerator but leaving a little pressure on it to control how hard the regen is that is how you can slow down without the jerking and still get max range and regen when needed.

You will never completely remove foot from accelerator unless coming to a complete stop which then saves your brakes.
 

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I'm desperate for an explanation of why one-pedal driving is so awesome.
Just something you get used to. Takes anywhere from a day to a week. Once you get used to it, you learn to hate conventional cars. At least most people I talk to do. I spent years completely restoring and rebuilding a 1992 K1500 Blazer. L94 motor and six speed auto. I loved this truck. Now I really don't like driving it. It's a chore I do when I need it's capability.


You will never completely remove foot from accelerator unless coming to a complete stop which then saves your brakes.
Even then no need to touch the brake if you have it set to "Hold." The only time I touch the brakes is during very spirited driving, and even then not much.

One really nice benefit: No more brake dust on your wheels!
 

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Yep you should be able to turn it off but why? 6 years into one peddle driving and I was hooked by about the second day.
 

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I think you guys are misunderstanding the question - it isn't "how long does it take to get used to it". The question is "what makes it so great"? So far the answer is that you don't have to move your foot from the right peddle to the left one, which isn't really all that compelling of an answer.
 

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I think you guys are misunderstanding the question - it isn't "how long does it take to get used to it". The question is "what makes it so great"? So far the answer is that you don't have to move your foot from the right peddle to the left one, which isn't really all that compelling of an answer.
I tried to explain; I can't really explain it. It's just something you end up getting used to and really liking a lot better. Trying to explain it to someone who hasn't experienced it is like trying to explain the color red to a blind person. At least it is for me.
 
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