2016 Chevrolet Volt adds driver-controllable regen feature

2016 Volt

As the 2016 Chevrolet Volt’s official debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January draws closer, GM is revealing more and more details of its second-generation PHEV.

In a video released this week, GM Executive VP Mark Reuss and Volt Chief Engineer Andrew Farah demonstrate the new driver-controllable regen. Like the 2014 Cadillac ELR, the new Volt has a pair of paddles in the back of the steering wheel that allow the driver to select the degree of regenerative braking.

Farah calls the new feature “an opportunity for the people who like to finesse their eco-driving a little bit…and control the regen directly, and not just through the blended brake pedal.”

Reuss says the Volt’s implementation of regen is “even more refined” than that of the ELR.

Setting the regen at its maximum setting allows you to drive in a “one-pedal” style, touching the brake only when bringing the car to a full stop.

 

Source: Chevrolet via Green Car Reports