Interesting point, Sean. In a way, the regen paddle could be considered borderline dangerous as it might take focus away from one of the biggest safety feature of the car - the brake pedal. On the one test drive I had with the car, I tried the paddle a few times and found it to be too binary to be of any real value - especially when the the brake pedal's regen is so easily modulated.SeanNelson wrote:In the few days that I've owned my Bolt so far I've really taken to one pedal driving - but if I'm not stopping fast enough my instinct is still to go for the brake rather than the regen paddle. And I really don't want to compromise that instinct.
I suppose the paddle was intended as a hypermiling aid, and focus groups clearly wanted it in the car or else it wouldn't be there. A lot of owners seem to love using it (and all the power to them). I just find it redundant.