I propose "the exhilarator!"
This has come up before. I like "goose pedal".
I just call it the accelerator.
Steppin' on the juice!
Go pedal sounds pretty good. Lots of folks use this already.
One syllable, and says what it does.
"Exhilarator" is very clever, but "goose pedal" really nails it!
Accelerator works just fine.
Decide how fast pedal (Formerly the clutch - used on ancient cars)
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?
The Bye-Bye Booster
The DC to AC proportionater pedal !
Since the gas pedal increases the flow of gasoline to the engine for ICE. The pedal in the Telsa should be called the electron.
It's the accelerator on all cars it's never been a gas pedal anyway.
I call mine The Flux Capacitor Acuator
South Park called it the PRISSY PEDAL
South Park called it the "prissy pedal".
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.
+1 for "accelerator"
Yes, but could Batman beat up Superman?
@jjs: yes, but only if he uses cryptonite
I think "Variable speed control pedal" is the technical term, but accelerator works for me
Yes, Mike T, because reducing pressure on the pedal is a decelerator. I also favor the simplicity of accelerator.
It depends on how hard you press it.
Light press = impulse engines
Hard press = warp drive
Given the zero emissions I would term it the "grass" pedal...
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"
I like thruster because it also works in regen mode as reverse thruster.
Make it so! :)
@Lycanthrope - Too funny. I think this will help sell a lot of cars in Colorado. :0
What's Klingon for "catch me if you can"?
tlhap jIH chugh SoH laH!
@AR - In that case, "Nah Gong Muh yey!"
You are not Feklar!
@Mather98, and AmpedRealtor I didn't things good get nerdier. I was wrong. :)
@Brian H - Is nerdier a word?
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.
Accelerator is so old fashioned and could we keep it under 5 syllables?