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What term should we use for the "gas pedal."

What term should we use for the "gas pedal."

I propose "the exhilarator!"

Jamon | January 1, 2014

:D +1

PJDoty | January 1, 2014

This has come up before. I like "goose pedal".

ian t.wa.us | January 1, 2014

Go pedal.

callisto | January 1, 2014

rheostat?

flodrab | January 1, 2014

"watts pedal"

Velo1 | January 1, 2014

I just call it the accelerator.

EJH | January 1, 2014

Throttle.

jdonovan | January 1, 2014

Steppin' on the juice!

Mark K | January 1, 2014

+1 goneskilan.

Go pedal sounds pretty good. Lots of folks use this already.

One syllable, and says what it does.

Hart | January 1, 2014

"Exhilarator" is very clever, but "goose pedal" really nails it!

cloroxbb | January 1, 2014

Accelerator works just fine.

hsadler | January 1, 2014

Go pedal
Stop pedal
Decide how fast pedal (Formerly the clutch - used on ancient cars)

MattC | January 1, 2014

Just dispense with the silliness and call it the generic normal name it has had for decades... an accelerator... how many times have you heard "Please step on the accelerator" when you were a kid during driving school or elsewhere?

jordanrichard | January 1, 2014

The Bye-Bye Booster

aviationfw | January 1, 2014

The DC to AC proportionater pedal !

wavehopper27 | January 1, 2014

Since the gas pedal increases the flow of gasoline to the engine for ICE. The pedal in the Telsa should be called the electron.

DallasTXModelS | January 1, 2014

It's the accelerator on all cars it's never been a gas pedal anyway.

tommylpalmer | January 1, 2014

I call mine The Flux Capacitor Acuator

JonathanL | January 1, 2014

Launch pedal

bb0tin | January 1, 2014

Charge Plate?

Bighorn | January 1, 2014

Juice bar?

DTsea | January 1, 2014

accelerator.

tezzla.SoCal | January 1, 2014

South Park called it the PRISSY PEDAL

danej | January 1, 2014
Dr. Bob Reinke | January 1, 2014

Most I know refer to it as the Go Pedal. Simple to say and simple to understand--Push to go, let up to not go.

omarsultan.ca.us | January 1, 2014

+1 for "accelerator"

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Rheumboy | January 1, 2014

Grin getter!

jjs | January 1, 2014

Yes, but could Batman beat up Superman?

Mike T | January 2, 2014

@jjs: yes, but only if he uses cryptonite

I think "Variable speed control pedal" is the technical term, but accelerator works for me

muleferg | January 2, 2014

Giddy Up.

Mule Talk

HeHaw

ABLC | January 2, 2014

left phalange

Car t man | January 2, 2014

G spot

odellj | January 2, 2014

Yes, Mike T, because reducing pressure on the pedal is a decelerator. I also favor the simplicity of accelerator.

matt.wis | January 2, 2014

It depends on how hard you press it.

Light press = impulse engines
Hard press = warp drive

Lycanthrope P85 | January 2, 2014

Given the zero emissions I would term it the "grass" pedal...

jordanrichard | January 2, 2014

If you want to confuse people, call it the potentiometer. Then there is a take on a dimmer switch and call it the "Grinner Switch"

AmpedRealtor | January 2, 2014

Thruster

JonathanL | January 2, 2014

Amped,

I like thruster because it also works in regen mode as reverse thruster.

AmpedRealtor | January 2, 2014

Make it so! :)

jjs | January 2, 2014

@Lycanthrope - Too funny. I think this will help sell a lot of cars in Colorado. :0

Mathew98 | January 2, 2014

Grass thruster?

What's Klingon for "catch me if you can"?

Gixxxerking | January 2, 2014

"The potentiometer"...

AmpedRealtor | January 2, 2014

@ Mathew98,

tlhap jIH chugh SoH laH!

AoneOne | January 2, 2014

The Motivator

Mathew98 | January 2, 2014

@AR - In that case, "Nah Gong Muh yey!"

just an allusion | January 2, 2014

Rheostat...?

AmpedRealtor | January 2, 2014

You are not Feklar!

jjs | January 2, 2014

@Mather98, and AmpedRealtor I didn't things good get nerdier. I was wrong. :)

@Brian H - Is nerdier a word?

Captain_Zap | January 2, 2014

How about 'celerator? It accelerates and decelerates, so it covers both bases.

Trivia: Tesla uses the term "pedal map" when referring to the acceleration and deceleration response program.

renwo S alset | January 2, 2014

Accelerator is so old fashioned and could we keep it under 5 syllables?

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