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Bolt EV owners: Does the Regen paddle work in L mode?

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Test drove a Bolt EV at the same day as the CT6 PHEV.
The regen in L mode was intense on the Bolt, but the paddle had no effect. Is this normal?
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I did not see an increase in regen using the paddle in L whatsoever. I believe the car might have had a faulty switch or something.
If the battery pack is near full state of charge... regen is diminished to almost nothing.
If you "burn off" a few miles, you'll have max regen available once again.

To answer the original question, pulling the paddle adds additional regen even when driving in "L" mode.... no question about it- as long as you're not near max state of charge.
DOH!!! Yes, it was fairly well charged.
You can test the auto braking safely. I saw a show that created dummy cars from a light wood frame covered with cardboard, then painted to look like a rear end with fake lights. Choose a safe street or parking area that has space to run and test. Set up the dummy with space behind it. Then run at it at 30 MPH or better. If your car stops, it passed the test. But if it doesn't, the dummy will fall over, and running the car over the cardboard will not damage the test car or its bumper.

You can do the same with dummy pedestrians and test the pedestrian detection system.
You can rent Bolts by the hour from Maven in Los Angeles. Get some realistic store mannequins and make You Tube history!
Are they actually available yet? I saw the announcement, but when I called Maven they couldn't say whether or not...
I signed up, it showed the Bolt on the app, but it was hourly only, so I didn't do it. No daily rates.
I've had more than one Chevy. I think this is their track record.

Which of course is the reason I always show up on a forum.
What are you referring to?
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