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Can this be correct? What say you owners? Doesn't sound plausible to me, first time I've ever heard a complaint about the brakes...
How many owners take their cars up to 60mph and then do a full emergency stop?
CR is doing this so you don’t have to and these results are not good.
They also confirmed this with a second Model 3 and with the staff at Car and Driver who got similar results.
The one saving grace on these terrible results is that Tesla can likely improve or fix the performance with OTA updates unless the problem is in the braking hardware.
A Tesla spokesperson told CR that the company’s own testing found stopping distances from 60 to 0 mph were an average of 133 feet, with the same tires as our Model 3.
In our testing of the Model 3, the first stop we recorded was significantly shorter (around 130 feet, similar to Tesla’s findings), but that distance was not repeated, even after we let the brakes cool overnight.
Q: Does a choice of tires affect the Tesla Model 3's emergency stopping distance? A: Our car executed a panic stop from 60 mph in 133 feet with the standard 18-inch wheels and tires, and that dropped to 128 feet after we installed the optional 19-inch configuration. A small difference but a clear improvement.