Again, I'm specifically talking about the quick flick to toggle the "shift lever" in the Bolt, just as an example in this discussion. Keep flicking and it keeps toggling back and forth with each flick. It's not the shifting action of putting the EV into L mode, such as when coming off Park mode. It's really just a flick, and done hundreds of times during driving. It's the purpose designed by the Bolt engineers. Perhaps few EV drivers, even Bolt drivers, are aware of the convenience because it's not broadly boasted in the Bolt forum. Also I saw a preview of the new model of Bolt, but that's a different topic.Yes, it's on the screen. The Bolt is software controlled also, but you activate it with a physical stick by going into L mode.
I agree that in D it's unlikely that the brake lights will come on, but they are not only activated by the brake pedal itself but by the amount of negative g's. I'm not a huge fan of one pedal driving and usually leave my car in D and so may set the P2 for minimal regen. What I have become used to is the regen paddle but the P2 does not have one of those. Maybe I'll get used to one pedal driving at some point, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tircks.
I usually leave it in D and use the paddle. But only with the brake pedal can I completely and smoothly modulate deceleration.Staying only in strong regen mode gets tiring fast because you have to hold your foot halfway down on the accelerator pedal for half the time. I used to do that. The flipping of the "shifter" was the relief.
I think this is a must, and if I'm not correct, Tesla does not have it.Also, note that braking with the P2 (up until a pressure point) does increase the regen strength rather than invoking the friction brakes (some other EVs only use friction braking entirely). So you can still increase regen but it won't be with one peddle driving.
The sw blends the motors with the calipers. Those are the 2 braking components. The pedal first engages the motors for regen, then as necessary (through a sw algorithm) the calipers are engaged for friction braking.You're the first one to claim that modulating the brakes for regen in the Bolt is fairly easy. I couldn't disagree more, especially compared to simple L mode toggle and letting the main traction motors do its thing.
You're also contradicting yourself in "calipers don't do regen" then "software blending in the calipers only..." Whatever the specific brake component is called, it's not the main regen of the motors without touching the brake pedal.