Smart phones, stupid drivers.If you get rear ended, it has everything to do with the idiot behind you following too close and not paying attention.
NavyCuda wrote:I personally use epedal all the time but I don’t like the brake lights coming on under such light regen conditions. Makes me look like I ride the brakes and don’t know how to drive.
If you get rear ended, it has everything to do with the idiot behind you following too close and not paying attention.
It is always recommended to use the engine to slow a vehicle over the brakes. As brakes heat up their performance degrades. A good defensive driver, their brakes will have issues related to calipers seizing up but otherwise lasting an exceptionally long time.
Dave, you’re a fear monger.
You "mis saw" there is definitely brake lights in E Pedal. For all other drive modes, only the brake pedal actuates the brake lights.rogersleaf wrote:I came across this thread after test driving a 2018 LEAF last night. Was basically surprised to not see any brake lights in either b or e-pedal mode.
Having driven commercial buses for over 30 years, I can’t believe this is DOT legal. Apply any type of engine brake or transmission retarder on a commercial bus will light the brake lights. The transit authority where I currently work installed deceleration lightning on every bus, works off a gyroscope switch and lights an extra set of amber lights when slowing.
Not having a similar device on a LEAF is both stupid and dangerous.
I would hate it too. Thankfully that is not how E Pedal works. It actuates brake lights only when it hits a certain level of deceleration and they remain on until you start to accelerate again.golfcart wrote:The leaf is my first "automatic" transmission vehicle and I use B-mode exactly like I used engine braking on a 5-speed. While I do understand the position of the OP, and could understand having the brake lights come on under a certain level of regen, I would hate it if the brake lights came on every time I lifted or modulated the throttle in B-mode. It would cause a lot of unnecessary braking by the people around me and would make me look like a clown with the brakes lights flickering on and off all the time. If I need to slow down considerably or stop I hit the brake pedal, if anyone hits me while I'm using B-mode to modulate my speed they are either not paying attention, driving way to close, or both IMO.
Yeah but I was talking about brake lights while using B-mode. If that is what you are advocating for with B-mode then I could live with it. I would lose the ability to mess with tailgaters on the highway but I suppose that's a small price to pay for safety.DaveinOlyWA wrote:
I would hate it too. Thankfully that is not how E Pedal works. It actuates brake lights only when it hits a certain level of deceleration and they remain on until you start to accelerate again.