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Any reports of power limiting or over heating the Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by ratsbew, May 2, 2018.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Active Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    O'Fallon, IL
    So far it seems like the Model 3 platform is impervious to over heating when compared to the Model S/X.
  2. scaesare

    scaesare Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2013
    I suspect that it may largely be a non-issue except is extreme circumstances like track use.

    The 3 doesn't have an induction motor as in the S, so the rotor isn't going to generate heat in the same way that's difficult to extract.
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  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Nov 10, 2011
    I should have updated this thread a bit back. Yes, there is limiting on the 3 but it's not very severe. The power meter below the speedometer will show dots/hyphens on the right edge. I've seen as few as 3 and as many as 10.

    More info here:
    Track Report: Model 3 Performance @ ORP, day 1
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  4. Kirby64

    Kirby64 Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    Austin, TX
    I can say that if you go too fast you can start getting limited on regen or acceleration. On a (notably wide open) highway I managed to get about 2 dots of regen and acceleration limited since I just kept accelerating and using regen braking pretty aggressively on some rather hilly terrain. Didn't really feel the limitation though, since I wasn't actually flooring it the whole time.

    Key things that may have contributed to this:
    • It was over 100 deg F outside and sunny
    • RWD, black colored car
    Unless you're on the autobahn I doubt you would notice this significantly.

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