jadnashuanh wrote:If you're astute enough to turn regen off when you experience this sort of situation, you'd also be astute enough to feather the pedal...muscle memory would not help here as expressed.
My thought was for a way to turn it off before driving in these conditions, not at the moment a situation like this happens. And yes, latest software updates is important but irrelevant since mine had the latest software and my rear wheels would continue to stay locked up when testing this behavior on my secluded icy road. Obviously winter tires are a given but I didn't have enough in my budget to purchase this expensive option for this car. I have a winter setup for the shared family ICE vehicle (much cheaper) and would drive that when it was really bad, but had to drive the i3 on some snowy days. Leasing the car for 2 years was already a splurge on my budget.
Even a 'perfect driver' is going to have an "Oh shit!" moment when a feature like this would be helpful, no matter what software version you have or tires you're driving on. The car could even alert the driver when beginning a journey based on the built in weather app. "Roads may be slippery, would you like to engage Winter Regen mode?"
Overall, I thought the car drove great in the snow because of the tall skinny tires and low & evenly distributed weight. I even preferred the rear wheel drive in most situations. Even in normal snowy conditions the all season tires were manageable. It was just a few icy drives that felt unsafe because of the aggressive regen.