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How does Tesla brake suddenly in one pedal driving mode?

by Ruijia You on Mar 17, 2023

Tesla's one pedal driving mode allows for quick braking by directly pressing the "brake pedal", as vehicles in one pedal driving mode are also equipped with a brake pedal and an accelerator pedal. Generally, a vehicle can decelerate and brake only by releasing the accelerator pedal. However, due to the fact that the one pedal driving mode cannot stop the vehicle in a short time, when an emergency requires urgent braking, the driver still needs to press the brake pedal at the first time.


Method of One pedal mode:

  1. Acceleration: step on the accelerator pedal, the vehicle begins to accelerate;
  2. Decelerating: Release the accelerator pedal and the vehicle begins to decelerate;
  3. Stop: continue to release the accelerator pedal, the speed will gradually slow down until the stop;
  4.  Emergency brake: release the accelerator pedal, at the same time step on the brake pedal, the vehicle began to brake.
The biggest advantage of One-pedal driving mode is that it can improve the driving range of the vehicle, because when the accelerator pedal is released, the vehicle will enter the state of energy recovery. According to the actual test, the actual driving range of Tesla Model 3 is only about 300 kilometers, but after opening the One-pedal driving mode, the driving range can be increased by 30-50 kilometers.
In addition, the One-pedal driving mode can also reduce the driving pressure of the driver to a certain extent. When driving for a long time, the right foot does not have to constantly switch between the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal. If you are used to it, you will still feel very convenient.


However, it should be noted that the One-pedal driving mode can directly change your driving habits. In the past, when driving in danger, the first reaction was to place the right foot on the brake, and when a sudden brake is needed, the brake pedal can be pressed in the shortest possible time; "If you are used to driving in One-pedal mode, the first reaction to danger is to release the accelerator pedal. If you are in a hurry, you may even use the accelerator as a brake.".
In the news, many Tesla runaways are caused by not getting used to the One-pedal driving mode, so if you want to ensure the safety of your new car, do not easily change your driving habits, otherwise the consequences will be unimaginable.



Is it necessary to turn on One-pedal driving mode?
It depends. If you have a charging pile in your home and there is basically no anxiety about driving out, there won't be much problem without an One-pedal driving mode; However, if it's a long-distance trip, or if it's unclear where a charging pile is located in a new city, it's still necessary to open the mode in order to extend the range.
In addition, it is also recommended to turn on the One-pedal driving mode when encountering long downhill sections, as the mode not only achieves energy recovery, but also avoids the problem of overheating the brake pads.


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