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when do brake lights come on with one pedal driving?

Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:17 pm

I really like one pedal driving with the flexibility of gradual slowing as you let up on the 'gas' pedal. The one concern I have is avoiding cars behind not noticing I'm braking and running into me if the brake lights don't come on. In what circumstances do brake lights come on -
1) when you back off the accelerator pedal at all or
2) only when you release it entirely, or worst,
3) only above a certain MPH and you release the accelerator pedal.

I have driving lights on all the time, but don't trust other drivers to notice gradations of deceleration, especially if I'm being followed closely. I'd rather someone else let me know the answer rather than do a test with another car and 2 non-drivers talking with each other noting brake light lighting conditions.

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Re: when do brake lights come on with one pedal driving?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:49 pm

In D, regen/brake paddle behind steering wheel is held, brake lights come on, but when fully stopped there are no brake lights. In L, slowing down, brake lights come on, but when fully stopped, there are no brake lights, Only way to have brake lights on when fully stopped is to use the brake.
A good rule of thumb is that if I'm going 5 mph or below there are no brake lights coming on unless I hit the regen paddle or the brake itself.
I'm still figuring out how to drive with multiple modes, but have gotten to where I constantly drive in L mode on the interstate to and from work in Cleveland, OH by using the regen paddle along with the L mode. It also gives additional regenerative braking power when used together. I'm wondering if I'll ever have to replace brakes again.
You can test all this yourself by driving at night with the rear view camera on in your rear view mirror. You will see then when the brakes come on.

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Re: when do brake lights come on with one pedal driving?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:15 pm

It sure would be nice if Chevy would put an icon on the speedo display showing when the brake lights were active or not.

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Re: when do brake lights come on with one pedal driving?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:55 pm

Just look in your rear view mirror at night. You'll find that they come in in the last 10% of regen or something. Basically it acts like a regular car, if you're just slowing down like a car does with 'transmission braking' then no light. If you're coming to a complete stop regen it will come on.

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