How do one-pedal modes work for 2017 Bolt EV?
A one-pedal driving experience — certainly a first for nearly every car buyer on the planet. How do one-pedal modes for the 2017 Bolt EV work? One-pedal driving is pretty much what is sounds like. The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV uses regenerative braking to capture the lost energy from deceleration and energizes the Bolt EV’s battery pack. Utilizing additional software control, and during appropriate conditions, drivers will be able to stop the Bolt EV without the brake pedal.
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There are four driver-selectable modes in the Bolt EV that feature different levels of regen braking.
2017 Bolt EV one-pedal regen braking modes
- Operating in Drive and easing off the accelerator.
- Operating in Drive and using the Regen on Demand paddle on the back of the steering wheel
- Operating in Low and easing off the accelerator.
- Operating in Low and using the Regen on Demand paddle in tandem.
“Bolt EV customers who want an engaging driving experience will love the thrill of one-pedal driving,” said Bolt EV Chief Engineer Josh Tavel. “They will be able to tailor the vehicle to their preferred driving style and maximize their range.”
The first mode listed still requires the use of the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. Modes 2-4 allow drivers to stop the car completely in the appropriate conditions with one pedal.
It’s important to remember that one-pedal driving modes do not completely substitute for the need to use the brake pedal all together. During emergencies, it is still recommended to use the brake.
Are you excited to use one-pedal braking mode in the 2017 Bolt EV? Owners of the new 2017 Bolt EV will be able to use one-pedal brake modes to their advantage, giving the Bolt EV a GM-estimated 200 miles plus driving range!