In Electric Vehicles the one pedal car is a reality.
When comparing driving a conventional car with an electric car, the first thing you will notice is that the brake pedal isn’t really a brake pedal and that the accelerator controls both the speeding up and slowing down. Pressing the pedal makes the car go, as usual, but lifting your foot makes the car slow down, hard.
Most drivers get used to the action and say that they prefer it because it makes inching forward in traffic much easier than accelerating and braking.
This method of braking is used to charge the onboard batteries in the Electric Vehicle via a process called Regenerative Braking.
Regenerative braking is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle and converts its kinetic energy into a form which can be either used immediately or stored until needed. In this mechanism the electric motor uses the vehicle’s momentum to recover energy that would be otherwise lost to the brake discs as heat. This contrasts with conventional braking systems, where the excess kinetic energy is converted to unwanted and wasted heat by friction in the brakes, or with dynamic brakes, where energy is recovered by using electric motors as generators but is immediately dissipated as heat in resistors. In addition to improving the overall efficiency of the vehicle, regeneration can greatly extend the life of the braking system as its parts do not wear as