One-pedal driving is rather like the experience of owning an electric car: it can be hard to appreciate until you’ve spend time doing it.
The phrase “one-pedal driving” refers to the ability of some electric cars to be driven almost entirely with the accelerator pedal alone.
It’s a feature much prized by owners of Teslas, BMW i3s, and most recently the Chevy Bolt EV.
And it’s something that everyone should know about, even if you don’t own an electric car. Even if perhaps you won’t completely understand why it would be appealing until you experience it.
One-pedal driving combines conventional acceleration, using the right-hand pedal, with a much higher degree of deceleration than in a conventional car.
That means that when a driver lifts off the pedal, the car slows down more quickly than an internal-combustion-powered car would.
It’s not found in every electric car. Some makers give their electric cars an identical driving experience to conventional vehicles, meaning they drive like an automatic-transmission car that never actually shifts.
Once you’ve acclimatized, the only times you hit the brakes is for emergency situations.
It may sound a little strange, but trust us: once you try it, you’ll never go back.
And then you’ll start to wonder why all cars don’t work that way.
Full article: Green Car Reports