All the time is the best time if you want to try one pedal driving. Only time it was awkward was when disengaging the cruise control. Since learned to press the accelerator prior to turning off the cruise control.Love my 4 day old Bolt
When is the best time to use the L position on the shift
Point of clarification, D regeneratively brakes the front wheels when the pedal is lifted; just much less so than L. To disengage all regenerative front wheel braking would require shifting to N.I use L whenever there is no snow on the ground. I do not use it during the winter (which is about 5 months of the year here). Braking with 4 wheels is much safer than braking with 2, especially when the roads are slippery.
Yes, this is true. I knew that, but thanks for clarifying to other readers. The point is the "much less so". It makes a huge difference in the snow. L will cause the front wheels to lock up, and the car to "snow plow" through turns. D will typically not break free in all but the worst of conditions.Agree, L is the go-to mode. In a conversation with a GM engineer, "We only used D as the default mode to make that first test drive in a Bolt feel as much as possible like our other cars. We found most owners will learn to use L, as that's the natural way to drive a BEV."
Point of clarification, D regeneratively brakes the front wheels when the pedal is lifted; just much less so than L. To disengage all regenerative front wheel braking would require shifting to N.