One pedal driving, lift-off regen and regen braking explained: reality, myths, hype, fads and Tesla vs the rest.
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To make sense of all the often seemingly conflicting information on “regen“, one-pedal-driving, and how to best drive an EV, it can really help to understand that in most EVs the regenerative braking is fully integrated into the braking system and the two different regen system in use in EVs can suit two very different driving styles:
- 1. Lift-off regen: In all EVs and like engine braking in an ICEV.
- 2. Brake-by-wire regen, an additional regen system in most EVs.
Confusion over these two systems is part of regen confusion, but there are many myths and so much misinformation about regen-braking, lift-off regen and one-pedal-driving including that “one-pedal-driving” is not the most efficient way of driving, and that the regen you feel from lift-off is not all the regen.
Despite the fact there is so many myths leading to so much misinformation making it sound complex, driving an EV for optimum efficiency is usually extremely simple.