redpoint5 wrote:I'm annoyed that almost all manufacturers feel the need to carry over this useless behavior. As the lead engineer for the Bolt said, they wanted the car to slow at a rate that is similar to what drivers had experienced in other (automatic) vehicles.
I'm on the fence here - I completely see your point, and you make a great argument, and nothing you say is false in any way, BUT literally everybody in the world is used to a certain behavior, and to have to re-train everybody is daunting. When somebody hops in a car, if it acts "funny" they don't want to drive it. I can appreciate it being an option, but again, you're 100% right on the service calls that would be generated.
There's also an argument to be made for safety, and I think this may be the biggest one, going back to what people are "used to" and that is they're used to a certain amount of slowing down when they let their foot off the throttle. If the car keeps coasting, it might be a surprise. I drove a gas car for 20 years before my first EV - That's a lot of muscle memory to get rid of.
On the other hand, and completely counter to your opinion is that there isn't ENOUGH regen when you lift off the pedal. I drive in god-awful traffic every day, thankfully only for a few miles, but the argument can be made, and I will make it, that the extra 300 milliseconds of deceleration you get when driving in L when you go from throttle to brake might make the difference between a fender bender and a close call.
Ultimately, however, it's up to the driver as to what kind of behavior they want. More and more people are enjoying one-pedal driving in EVs, which is MORE regeneration, but it does take some time getting used to it. I take a lot of people for test drives in my car, and L drives them crazy at first. But driving driving in L has it's own safety concerns. A good one can be made regarding people NOT holding their foot on the brake when they come to a complete stop with one pedal driving. This is a problem, since a car struck from the rear can more easily be pushed into the path of traffic with deadly consequences.
Your call, as a driver, it it could be a choice but as far as I can see, you're facing an uphill battle for popularity of this feature.
Maybe some hacker type person can find out which PID it is that needs to get changed and they can help you out?