kammiz wrote:this car does not regen via brake pedal. pedal is hydraulic brakes only.
No the Bolt has iBooster brakes from Bosch (look under the hood and on YouTube for details of the technology). It is brake by wire until the end of the stroke when it switches to hydraulic.
On blended brakes specifically the Bolt lead engineer stated they 'didn't want that for this car'. It's a bit of a technical detail as to what blended exactly means, at any rate different braking profiles can be loaded into the iBooster firmware. It appears that with the Bolt (via various documentation) they opted for light regen, switching quickly to hydraulic. I believe they chose this because of the heavy region available from L mode and the regen paddle. With these options for regenerative they probably figure that people will only use the brake when they really need a hydraulic brake, and indeed for my driving that is exactly right.