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I’m loving driving with one pedal but every time I turn the car on it resets to D.
So I have to use the paddle to select D—.
Is there a way to change the default setting for this?
 

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Hi. No obvious way though I am all ears. I am guessing this restriction might be programmed into the software for compliance with government (WLTP) rating in some countries anyway. Ironic that the rating requirement might make efficiency worse in some cases if people aren't going to use the most efficient mode because of the extra steps needed. Maybe mention it to dealer is there any way it can be changed by plugging in dealer equipment and checking options. Interesting if find way. Else maybe develop a routine where it is hardly noticed like doing it by habit when putting on seatbelt or simultaneously while putting into drive with other hand. See here Thomas trying to understand the why, even for upcoming models too -

 

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It seems to me that the D setting makes the car behave much like an ICE car as regards braking so having that as the default setting is a good idea for drivers new to electrics so they have time to get used to the differences. Having D+ as a default for example, could result in a novice electric car driver having an accident due to the car freewheeling when they were expecting engine braking and a default D- setting could give a fierce deceleration on lifting off the accelerator too quickly when a more gradual slowdown has been expected, a default D auto setting could also be a problem as I find the amount of braking you get is a bit unpredictable and I usually select D or D- in town traffic for that reason. It’s not as if it requires a lot of effort to change the setting by the paddle, just an action you soon get used to.
 

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It seems to me that the D setting makes the car behave much like an ICE car as regards braking so having that as the default setting is a good idea for drivers new to electrics so they have time to get used to the differences. Having D+ as a default for example, could result in a novice electric car driver having an accident due to the car freewheeling when they were expecting engine braking and a default D- setting could give a fierce deceleration on lifting off the accelerator too quickly when a more gradual slowdown has been expected, a default D auto setting could also be a problem as I find the amount of braking you get is a bit unpredictable and I usually select D or D- in town traffic for that reason. It’s not as if it requires a lot of effort to change the setting by the paddle, just an action you soon get used to.
It might be a profile thing, I have mine set to DAuto and it always starts up in that setting, try saving your profile with it set and see if that saves it.
 

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I don't think you can set it the settings, but what I meant was that if you have it set to your preferred option then save your profile, it seems to start up in that setting. That's what mine did with D-Auto, so it may save it in the background.
 

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Thanks for clarifying that, EddieHeli. I am currently driving in Eco (low speed suburban driving) and set the regen to D-. When I begin a journey, the prompt to continue in Eco shows on the top left of the left hand screen, which I tap to accept, but I still have to remember to set D- manually. In other words, it doesn't seem to remember that I was driving in EcoD-.
 

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Thanks for clarifying that, EddieHeli. I am currently driving in Eco (low speed suburban driving) and set the regen to D-. When I begin a journey, the prompt to continue in Eco shows on the top left of the left hand screen, which I tap to accept, but I still have to remember to set D- manually. In other words, it doesn't seem to remember that I was driving in EcoD-.
Maybe it's only D Auto that gets remembered, I may do some experimenting when I have time. I know that if I change when driving, for instance switching to D-- in hilly terrain and go back to D Auto, it always starts up in D Auto. I'll see what happens if I leave it in another setting when switching off.
 

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My Owner's Manual (page 145) says the following:
"When the vehicle is started again, the following recuperation level is set:
D Auto: if D Auto was selected previously.
D: if a recuperation level other than D Auto was selected previously."
It then explains the processes to set other levels of recuperation. Your experience, EddieHeli, seems to be consistent with the D Auto aspect of this.
 

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My Owner's Manual (page 145) says the following:
"When the vehicle is started again, the following recuperation level is set:
D Auto: if D Auto was selected previously.
D: if a recuperation level other than D Auto was selected previously."
It then explains the processes to set other levels of recuperation. Your experience, EddieHeli, seems to be consistent with the D Auto aspect of this.
Yep, that seems to explain it then. I have found D Auto to be great for everyday driving and only change to max regen when going down steep hills.
 
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