Bug or feature: Weird pedal behavior in mountain mode
So yesterday I drove a couple hundred miles and discovered a behavior that I can't make any sense of. About 5 miles before I arrived at my destination, I realized I wanted to show off the car in full electric mode, so I turned on Mountain Mode to put more energy into the battery. I arrived and put the car in Park and waited for my passenger to come up to the car. The gas engine was running at a relatively high RPM as it still had a way to go before it had reached Mountain Mode battery max.
But this is where it get's weird, out of sheer curiosity, even though I was stopped and in Park, I wondered what would happen if I pushed the gas pedal. I was expecting the car to ignore me, since there wasn't any point, but weirdly enough the engine revved up, a lot like a gas car would in park. The more I thought about this, the less sense it made.
Then a while later after the car had fully charged to MM max, I tried again. Now pushing the gas pedal while in park did nothing, just as I had expected.
So, is this a bug or a feature? I can see it either way... As a feature, it could be responding to the driver wanting to charge the battery even faster, and our way of communicating that to the car is by pressing the gas pedal while in Park. Or it could be a bug, where the revving of the engine in mountain mode is directly tied to the gas pedal level, but they forgot to disable that when the car is in Park.
Not a problem, just an unexpected behavior... Any thoughts?
C6486 - 2012 Crystal Red, Fully loaded!
Purchased Jan 20, 2012
Only 140MPG so far...