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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 | 1 janvier 2014

:D +1

PJDoty | 1 janvier 2014

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

ian t.wa.us | 1 janvier 2014

Go pedal.

callisto | 1 janvier 2014

rheostat?

flodrab | 1 janvier 2014

"watts pedal"

Velo1 | 1 janvier 2014

I just call it the accelerator.

EJH | 1 janvier 2014

Throttle.

jdonovan | 1 janvier 2014

Steppin' on the juice!

Mark K | 1 janvier 2014

+1 goneskilan.

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

One syllable, and says what it does.

Hart | 1 janvier 2014

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

cloroxbb | 1 janvier 2014

Accelerator works just fine.

hsadler | 1 janvier 2014

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

MattC | 1 janvier 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 | 1 janvier 2014

The Bye-Bye Booster

aviationfw | 1 janvier 2014

The DC to AC proportionater pedal !

wavehopper27 | 1 janvier 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 | 1 janvier 2014

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

tommylpalmer | 1 janvier 2014

I call mine The Flux Capacitor Acuator

JonathanL | 1 janvier 2014

Launch pedal

bb0tin | 1 janvier 2014

Charge Plate?

Bighorn | 1 janvier 2014

Juice bar?

DTsea | 1 janvier 2014

accelerator.

tezzla.SoCal | 1 janvier 2014

South Park called it the PRISSY PEDAL

danej | 1 janvier 2014
Dr. Bob Reinke | 1 janvier 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 | 1 janvier 2014

+1 for "accelerator"

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Rheumboy | 1 janvier 2014

Grin getter!

jjs | 1 janvier 2014

Yes, but could Batman beat up Superman?

Mike T | 2 janvier 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 | 2 janvier 2014

Giddy Up.

Mule Talk

HeHaw

ABLC | 2 janvier 2014

left phalange

Car t man | 2 janvier 2014

G spot

odellj | 2 janvier 2014

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

matt.wis | 2 janvier 2014

It depends on how hard you press it.

Light press = impulse engines
Hard press = warp drive

Lycanthrope P85 | 2 janvier 2014

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

jordanrichard | 2 janvier 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 | 2 janvier 2014

Thruster

JonathanL | 2 janvier 2014

Amped,

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

AmpedRealtor | 2 janvier 2014

Make it so! :)

jjs | 2 janvier 2014

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

Mathew98 | 2 janvier 2014

Grass thruster?

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

Gixxxerking | 2 janvier 2014

"The potentiometer"...

AmpedRealtor | 2 janvier 2014

@ Mathew98,

tlhap jIH chugh SoH laH!

AoneOne | 2 janvier 2014

The Motivator

Mathew98 | 2 janvier 2014

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

just an allusion | 2 janvier 2014

Rheostat...?

AmpedRealtor | 2 janvier 2014

You are not Feklar!

jjs | 2 janvier 2014

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

@Brian H - Is nerdier a word?

Captain_Zap | 2 janvier 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 | 2 janvier 2014

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

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