Submitted by Son of a Gunn on Mon, 2016-02-22 18:00
Tesla, I love one-pedal driving, but can we have a wider coasting window before regen kicks in? "Feathering" the pedal to the point where there's neither power now regen can be done. However, this window is very narrow and it's easy to tip over to regen, losing the coasting momentum if one wants to coast. Feathering involves a careful deliberation of letting up on the pedal to land at this narrow sweet spot, sometimes even requiring the driver to glance at the power meter just to make sure it's there. For many drivers coming from ICE cars, this window is elusive because muscle memory has taught us differently. I believe this will be a greater concern when the mainstream Model 3 becomes available and a large segment of the population gets put off by the sudden onset of regen.
Why not create an option that allows the user to widen this coasting window before regen onset? As the user gets better at one-pedal driving, they can adjust. Some may prefer a wider coasting window altogether to make feathering easier. It also doesn't take anything away from the abiity to induce sudden regen if that's the desired action.
Mollum won't allow me to post a graphic but here's the idea.
(REGEN SIDE) -20 -10 |<-narrow coast window->| +10 +20 (POWER SIDE)
(REGEN SIDE)-20 -10 |<-adjustable coast window before regen onset->| +10 +20(POWER SIDE)