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Old 05-23-2009, 09:51 PM   #1374 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tinkerdave View Post
Regarding trying to make the controller act like an ICE car.

Most cars for Joe/Joy average driver are equipped with an automatic transmission and therefore have a torque converter that soaks up drive train vibrations/"irregularities".

Auto enthusiasts that have a stick want to feel everything that is going on with the car.

My vote is to let me know what is going on with the vehicle.

With an ICE car I am not going to try to remain stationary on a hill or the clutch will burn.
With the electric car on a hill, wouldn't it also be better to take the foot off the throttle and onto the brake?


While I agree a little with what you are saying, I don't think the intent is to try and make it silky smooth as much as just very drivable, If people got a speed control that took off like a teenage girl try to learn how to drive a stick for the first time, it would turn off a lot of people from doing EV conversions.

I know when it spills my coffee on me I would say really bad words....
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