Me too. I wish they could change the software so that the user could define the default for either D, or L on start up. I would much prefer to tap once to get to L and then shift to D if needed. It should be a choice in vehicle settings.
For once, I disagree. I positively do not want another switch to hunt for while driving.
Also, too much choice sometimes tricks you into choosing for the sake of choosing only. I remember years ago there was onto me a 21-speed bike, and I did experience borderline compulsive shifting issues … never knew if I was in the optimal gear. Now I have a folding commuter bike with three speeds - 1st uphill, 3rd downhill, 2nd on level road, easy choice.
After 6 years and 5 months of driving a Chevy Volt, I finally got a 2019 Opel Ampera-e. As Chevy is not in Europe anymore, I had to choose an Opel. In the Volt I always drove in L. In the ampera-e I am not decided yet. Also it takes 1 more step to get it to L, unless I am missing something. Only driver 30 km so far. This weekend will go for a longer trip and will try out the DC fast charging. I am setting up my ODB2 reader and hope to learn much more here on the forum.
Congrats and pix please …
I am sure you already knew, but here is goes again just in case - to attain a high charging rate at DCFC, the SoC should be well below 80%, so maybe you would drop until 50% and then assess the max. charging rate. Also, your winter km/kWh or Wh/km is going to be a lot lower than in warm weather, although if your winters are mild, so you may not see a drastic difference.
FINALLY: The declared range of 520 kM is probably too optimistic … I have now driven kEVin for over $29K miles and can say that the EPA figure of 240 mi (390 kM) is dead accurate in typical real -life driving, taking in consideration seasons, weather conditions, driving speeds, terrain etc. of course.