The Chevrolet Bolt's driving modes will allow for one-pedal operation. With progressively stronger regenerative braking in the various selectable modes, drivers will be able to maximize their driving range while minimizing their use of the brake pedal. By driving in Low while using the Regen on Demand paddle on the back of the steering wheel, Chevy engineers say that drivers can add up to five percent of range (GM estimates a driving range of about 200 miles). Chevy warns, though, "One-pedal modes do not eliminate the need to use the brake pedal altogether, especially in emergency situations." Read more in the press release from Chevrolet.
A study from Zipcar and UC Berkeley finds that car sharing reduces the number of personal cars on campus. "Traffic and the lack of parking are growing problems on college and university campuses as student car owners continue to outnumber available parking," says Susan Shaheen, co-director of UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center. According to the study of Zipcar members at North American universities, 30 percent of students who live on campus would have brought their cars to campus if it weren't for the car sharing service. Most members say Zipcar improves quality of life. Grocery shopping, errands, and out-of-town trips are the most popular uses of Zipcar. Read more in the press release from Zipcar, or learn more from the slideshow.