How To How To How to Use One-Pedal Driving

Difficulty Level: Intermediate  |  Time Required: 30 Minutes  |  Tools Required: None  |  Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: None

One-Pedal Driving lets you slow down and stop your vehicle using only the accelerator pedal under most conditions. Using this feature makes for an easier drive without as much switching back and forth between pedals, while also helping you get the most out of your electric driving range.


How It Works

Traditional vehicles “coast” when you remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. One-Pedal Driving uses the electric motor to capture energy from the vehicle’s motion to recharge the battery and quickly slow down the car. When you need to stop suddenly in an emergency, you should still use your brake pedal.

 

Before using One-Pedal Driving in traffic or on highways, practice using this feature in an empty parking lot or other safe area. Once you get comfortable with accelerating, slowing and stopping the vehicle, you’ll be ready to take it on the road.


Turn It ON: Push-Button Electronic Precision Shift

  1. Press the ONE-PEDAL DRIVING button labeled “OPD” while in DRIVE.
  2. An icon will appear in the Driver Information Center to tell you that One-Pedal Driving is active. The icon appears as a foot pressing a pedal with a circle around it.
  3. Once engaged, One-Pedal Driving works in both DRIVE (D) and REVERSE (R).

Turn It ON: Shift-Lever Electronic Precision Shift

  1. While in DRIVE (D), an “L” will appear below the “D” on the shifter. Pull the shifter back to shift to “L” (LOW).
  2. An “L” icon will appear in the Driver Information Center to tell you that One-Pedal Driving is active.
  3. Each time you restart your car, turn the shifter back to “L” to re-engage One-Pedal Driving.

Driving with One-Pedal Driving

  1. Press down on the accelerator pedal to accelerate as usual.
  2. To slow down your vehicle quickly, take your foot completely off the accelerator.
  3. To slow down gradually, lift your foot off the accelerator partway.
  4. To return to previous speeds, press the accelerator pedal.
  5. Use your brake pedal in an emergency or as needed to stop or slow the vehicle.

Turn It OFF: Push-Button Electronic Precision Shift

  1. Press the ONE-PEDAL DRIVING button again.
  2. The icon should no longer appear after the button is pushed.

Turn It OFF: Shift-Lever Electronic Precision Shift

  1. Pull the shifter back to return to “D.”
  2. The icon in the Driver Information Center will change to a “D.”

Note: It is recommended you turn off One-Pedal Driving when roads are slippery due to rain or ice.



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Q&As

When should One-Pedal Driving NOT be used?

In cold weather, on a steep hill or when your battery is fully charged, One Pedal Driving will be limited. To monitor the ability of One-Pedal Driving to slow down or stop your vehicle, check the REGEN icon in your Driver Information Center. When it turns from green to gray, do not use One-Pedal Driving. If the cluster is on the “Enhanced” setting, a horizontal line will appear on the power gauge to indicate how much regenerative braking power is available.

Should I use One-Pedal Driving in slippery road conditions?

No. It is recommended you turn off One-Pedal Driving when roads are slippery due to rain or ice.

What if I prefer to use my brake pedal?

No problem. One-Pedal Driving is an optional feature.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features. 

  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Feature may be limited when the battery temperatures are extremely cold or hot or when battery is near full charge. Always use the brake pedal when you need to stop immediately. See Owner’s Manual for details.

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