Driving the BMW i3 with only one pedal (video)

Regenerative braking occurs in most plug-in hybrid and electric cars whenever the driver releases the throttle. With a little practice and attention to the driving situation around the car, a careful driver can actually stop an electric car like the BMW i3 without ever touching the brake pedal.

In the new 2016 Chevy Volt, there is an extra control on the steering column that allows the driver to select how much regenerative braking is desired, making one pedal driving even easier. Watch this entertaining video from BMW to learn more about the procedure.

Posted by Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley is a car nut and Formula One addict who occasionally drives his Mazda MX-5 on track at HPDE events. He has been known to drive to Nova Scotia just to see the lupins in bloom or to Watkins Glen for a weekend of historic racing. He writes about automobiles, technology and travel from his home in Rhode Island.

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