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I’ve seen a few reports of people feeling a bit car, travel sick in the ID3.
I felt something on my test drive, my wife was fine though.
Anyone noticed anything??
 

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It’ll probably be the software build...

Nothing I’ve noticed, but the ride does remind me a little of the BMW 2 Series Tourer on some roads, ie a little ‘choppy’? My wife has one of those, I don’t like the way it rides.
 

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I didn't notice anything, although I do get travel sick quickly...
 

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EVs are quite sharp when accelerating if they’re not in eco/chill mode. Coupled with the regen, this can be unsettling.

IMO it’s still far better than the constant seesaw jerking of a manual transmission, but whatever.
 

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Yep stick it in Eco mode and/or reduced lift off regen (if it has that option) and see if that helps. Passengers often don't like the sudden accelerator response of an EV, especially lift off regen. The driver doesn't "feel" the acceleration and deceleration as much as a passenger as they are anticipating it.
 

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Yep stick it in Eco mode and/or reduced lift off regen (if it has that option) and see if that helps. Passengers often don't like the sudden accelerator response of an EV, especially lift off regen. The driver doesn't "feel" the acceleration and deceleration as much as a passenger as they are anticipating it.
Yes as a driver I was bad for jerking the my e-golf whilst in B mode. As a driver I did not notice it but passengers (ie wife) did.

It takes a bit of learning and practice to be smooth when using one pedal driving. A skill to be learned for all new EV drivers I think
 

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Yep stick it in Eco mode and/or reduced lift off regen (if it has that option) and see if that helps. Passengers often don't like the sudden accelerator response of an EV, especially lift off regen. The driver doesn't "feel" the acceleration and deceleration as much as a passenger as they are anticipating it.
Yup agreed, I'm sure it's an EV thing generally. Top regen level in Kona can makes me feel a bit nauseous when my wife is driving and her the same when I'm driving. We've agreed to use level 2 when we are both in the car!
 

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Yup agreed, I'm sure it's an EV thing generally. Top regen level in Kona can makes me feel a bit nauseous when my wife is driving and her the same when I'm driving. We've agreed to use level 2 when we are both in the car!
I think another part of it is the driver has the steering wheel to unconsciously brace against during deceleration (and knows exactly when the deceleration will occur) whereas a passenger will just be thrown forward with nothing but their core muscles to hold them with modern automatic seatbelts not providing much restraint to normal deceleration.

When I have the mother in law in the Leaf I either put it in Eco mode or consciously try to drive smoothly... :p
 

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Yes as a driver I was bad for jerking the my e-golf whilst in B mode. As a driver I did not notice it but passengers (ie wife) did.

It takes a bit of learning and practice to be smooth when using one pedal driving. A skill to be learned for all new EV drivers I think
Top tip - if you want to become a truly smooth driver, slip a disc. Horrible recovery process, but it did wonders for my driving.
 
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