Stopping mode is probably one of the most popular features of the [2019.36.2.1 release] since it allows real one-pedal driving, a capability that Tesla owners had been asking for a long time as other EV cars already offered this capability.
I absolutely love one-pedal driving, but this feature has been long overdue from Tesla. Other EVs have had this for years if I’m not mistaken. Tesla owners usually get overly excited from these things even though we should’ve had this feature a long time ago.— Andy Slye (@slye) November 14, 2019
Tesla’s one-pedal driving comes with a new setting in addition to ‘creep’ and ‘roll’ (previously creep off), called ‘hold’. In hold mode, the car applies regenerative braking all the way to zero and then applies ‘Vehicle Hold’ when the car comes to a complete stop.
Who is getting one-pedal driving? Unfortunately, one-pedal driving is available in Tesla cars with the newer permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motors, which previously stopped applying regen at around 5mph. That means Model 3s, and Raven Model S and Model X only. AFAIK the old induction motors aren’t physically capable of applying regen at low speeds which makes me think Tesla is never going to implement this feature for the rest of the Model S and X.
I own a Model S from 2017 and haven’t had the chance to try the new one-pedal driving. However, I’ve read and heard great things about it, except in reverse, which some people really dislike.
I love the latest 2019.36.2.1 build and the one-pedal driving with the "Hold" stopping mode. However, it makes backing down a sloped driveway rather tricky. How about allowing different stopping modes for forward and reverse? What do you think @ElectrekCo, @Tesla, @elonmusk?— David Lewis (@davidelewis) November 13, 2019
My absolute favorite new @Tesla feature which debuted with v2019.36.2.1 is Stopping Mode. This is what I have been waiting for since purchasing my #Model3. It offers a genuine one-pedal driving experience. There was a very brief adjustment period at first, but it is outstanding.— Eric Camacho #Warren2020 (@ecfix) November 13, 2019
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