Submitted by BYT on April 30, 2012
I figured this was worth it’s own post so here we are. I was wondering while driving, I have heard so many good things about the regenerative braking but then my mind started to question… things.
When you drive, or at least when I drive and I encounter heavy traffic, I find myself pumping the brakes to indicate to the cars coming behind me and coming at me really fast that traffic has come to a complete stop in order to notify them ahead of time not to rear-end me. Having 2 year old twins and knowing I will be getting the jump seats for them, the fear of them being back there and having other drivers plow into me is a real fear. There is no crumple zone back there as long as the front of the car of course and I know they will test and make sure it’s safe but worry and I still wonder about it.
Also, when you take your foot off the accelerator and the regenerative immediately triggers for the car to start slowing to a stop, does that also trigger the brake lights?