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What do you think of One-Pedal Driving?

  • I tried it and I adopted it

  • I tried it, but I prefer normal driving

  • I haven't tried it, but I am interested

  • I haven't tried it, but I can't imagine not using the brake pedal

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I will pick something in between to make sure i use normal breakes enough that they wont have to be replaced when the car is 3 years and due for its EU periodic control.

In Norway we have heavy salting in the winter months, and completly broken/rusted discs is very common on EVs due to people one pedal driving and never breaking hard from higher speeds.

Im hoping the display will be similar to my 530e where you can control charging/breaking with your break pedal pretty easily. Especially in ECO Pro where you will be coasting alot.
The 530e also does put some regen on in the coasting mode downhill when you touch and let go of the breake pedal it tries to keep you close to the speed limit, but only if you do touch the breake pedal, if you want to free roll again you touch the "gas" pedal.

For steep downhills it will be nice to just push the shifter into B mode and have full regen breaking.

Will be interesting to try the configurable regen modes to see what i like. 😀
 

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Am I the only one who can drive Tesla, plug-in hybrid BMW and petrol BMW back-to-back and give a s**t about one pedal driving. Its okey. Its also okey without.

Although I do have lot of issues with bad brake pedal feel. And yes, the petrol BMW wins the brake pedal.
 

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I will most likely use normal (with adaptive mode) driving most of the time, but one pedal driving in towns or slow traffic. Worked very well in the iX3.
 

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I use all the time the one pedal on the Smart Electric and I like it so much. As per Hans advice we have to use the pedal brake sometime to clean the disk all year long if not you will pay for new ones. ;)
 

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I voted I haven't tried it, but I am interested, because my recent experience with an i-Pace had supposedly one pedal driving but the recuperation wasn't strong enough.
I will definitely use it in the i4.
 

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I use all the time the one pedal on the Smart Electric and I like it so much. As per Hans advice we have to use the pedal brake sometime to clean the disk all year long if not you will pay for new ones. ;)
The way I understand how breaking works on the i4 is that even if you press the pedal the system might initially use regenerative breaking. The system will only use the disks when you need more stopping power. I guess you can fix that by stomping on the break pedal like an idiot. :p
 

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I use it since 6 years and I love it. Deceleration is smoother and driving is easier, a real comfort!

With my current car I also use the N position, because keeping the pedal to 0 (i.e. neither brake nor acceleration) is not always easy or pleasant.

With the I4, I plan to use B as default mode, and D set to Low to replace my use of the N position.
 

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The one pedal driving is one of the best features of my i3. On the highway active cruise control keeps the journey smooth and improves range. Brake wear is almost zero.
 

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The way I understand how breaking works on the i4 is that even if you press the pedal the system might initially use regenerative breaking. The system will only use the disks when you need more stopping power. I guess you can fix that by stomping on the break pedal like an idiot. :p
I don't know for other EV but for the Smart you don't need to push the brake you only have to release the "gas" pedal to get the regenerative starting.
 

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Yes. I would not be without it. I currently have a Tesla Model 3, and once you get used to it (takes very little time), there's no going back.
 

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Let me qualify my vote for tried and adopted. I test drove a Tesla Model 3, and on tight windy roads as well as city condition, I love one pedal driving. However, on long highway stretches, I do think it would get tiring for passengers, so I do think that the adaptive mode provided by BMW is a godsend, with its high recuperation when conditions are more of a stop and go nature, while staying with a smooth coasting on the highway.
 

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Another virtue: it saves the battery

applying the power recovery figures to the braking phases of a WLTP cycle, I find a gain in range of ~21% for eDrive40 and ~24% for M50.

This seems a lot, I hope that real life data will confirm!
 

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Bmw blends brakes and regen when you press on the brake pedal. Uses regen at first and if you require more braking than regen available, it will use real brakes.

So you get regen and efficiency no matter one pedal driving or not.
 
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