Feedback from the MINI E field trial clearly indicated our driver’s preference for aggressive regenerative braking coupled with the ability for “one pedal driving.” This provides immediate feedback that they are driving something special, and is a unique feature of eMobility. The BMW strategy, as demonstrated in the upcoming ActiveE (all electric 1-Series coupe), is to maintain this aggressive regenerative brake feel as a unique eMobility selling point.
How do you strike the balance between maximizing regenerative energy, and providing a braking "feel" that mainstream drivers are accustomed to?
For pure electric drive, emphasis will be placed on the regenerative aspects of the braking system. HoPlease please, Tesla please make the S a driver's car. Make it all that it can be.wever, for increased driver acceptance, a “sailing mode” has been implemented, allowing the driver to coast at highway speeds – similar to a gasoline vehicle.
Will you provide the ability for drivers to control how much regen is happening via buttons/modes? Why or why not? Other driver-selected controls?
Yes. The ActiveE will be equipped with an “Eco Pro” mode. Once selected, this mode will slightly reduce HVAC and throttle response, and provide additional regenerative braking response. This mode allows the user to place a higher priority on range, extending the driving distance of the car by slightly reducing the creature comforts.
What's your strategy for balancing the benefits of coasting (periods when no regen occurs) versus strong regen (for example, when traveling downhill)?
Allow customer to choose. Due to the one pedal driving, the user can select whether the car is sailing or generating power.
Last edited by vfx; 10-20-2011 at 10:41 AM.
The world loves to be deceived.
This....driver’s preference for aggressive regenerative braking coupled with the ability for “one pedal driving.”
This provides immediate feedback that they are driving something special, and is a unique feature...
Last edited by rabar10; 10-20-2011 at 01:57 PM. Reason: bold
Wow! Looks like BMW is definitely going to nail the entry/mid-level luxury EV market and give Tesla a headache in a couple of years! Blasphemy on this forum maybe, but, I for one would take a BMW 3 or 1 EV over a Model S had it not been for the timelines!
The only draw back on the BMW right now is RANGE !!! They are going with a smaller range for some reason. I own a BMW now and would take this car in a heartbeat IF it had the range I need. They are going for a city car and that will not do for me I think the range is 100 miles or so.
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