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Current Model S Regen/hill hold versus Y

lolachampcar

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Nov 26, 2012
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Quick question to new Model S owners.
A friend picked up a Y and I had a chance to drive it a good bit the other day. The regenerative braking was stronger than my S and the Y will come to a full stop and engage hill hold automatically without having the touch the brake. Has Tesla implemented this same functionality in current production S'?

Thanks,
Bill
 

DerbyDave

Active Member
Jul 2, 2020
1,083
630
Kentucky
Yes. In Manual,
Touch Controls > Driving > Regenerative
Braking.

2. Choose from two levels:
Standard: Provides the maximum
amount of regenerative braking. When
you release the accelerator, Model S
slows down, reducing the need to use
the brakes.
Low: Limits regenerative braking.
When you release the accelerator,
Model S takes longer to slow down
and coasts further than if set to
"Standard".

Stopping Mode
Regenerative braking decelerates Model S
whenever you release the accelerator pedal
when driving. You can choose what you want
Model S to do once the driving speed has
been reduced to a very low speed (almost at a
stop) and both the accelerator pedal and
brake pedal are released. While in Park, touch
Controls > Driving > Stopping Mode
and
choose from these options:

CREEP: When close to, or at, a complete
stop, the motor continues to apply torque,
moving Model S slowly forward (in Drive)
or backwards (in Reverse), similar to a
conventional vehicle with an automatic
transmission. In some situations, such as
on a steep hill or driveway, you may need
to press the accelerator pedal to continue
moving or to prevent Model S from
moving in the opposite direction.
A Warning: Never rely on CREEP to
apply enough torque to prevent your
vehicle from rolling down a hill.
Always press the brake pedal to
remain stopped or the accelerator
pedal to proceed up the hill. Failure
to do so can result in property
damage and/or a collision.
HOLD: Maximizes range and reduces
brake wear by continuing to provide
regenerative braking at speeds lower than
with the Creep and Roll settings. When
Model S stops, the brakes are
automatically applied without you having
to put your foot on the brake pedal.
Whether stopped on a flat surface or a hill,
Vehicle Hold keeps the brake applied,
provided your foot remains off the
accelerator and brake pedals. See Vehicle
Hold on page 73.
ROLL: When close to, or at, a complete
stop, Model S becomes free rolling like a
vehicle in Neutral. Therefore, if stopped on
a slope, Model S will roll downward. The
brake does not engage, and the motor
does not apply torque (until the
accelerator pedal is pressed).
 

cookie99

Member
Mar 14, 2016
911
459
California
Yes. In Manual,
Touch Controls > Driving > Regenerative
Braking.

2. Choose from two levels:
Standard: Provides the maximum
amount of regenerative braking. When
you release the accelerator, Model S
slows down, reducing the need to use
the brakes.
Low: Limits regenerative braking.
When you release the accelerator,
Model S takes longer to slow down
and coasts further than if set to
"Standard".

Stopping Mode
Regenerative braking decelerates Model S
whenever you release the accelerator pedal
when driving. You can choose what you want
Model S to do once the driving speed has
been reduced to a very low speed (almost at a
stop) and both the accelerator pedal and
brake pedal are released. While in Park, touch
Controls > Driving > Stopping Mode
and
choose from these options:

CREEP: When close to, or at, a complete
stop, the motor continues to apply torque,
moving Model S slowly forward (in Drive)
or backwards (in Reverse), similar to a
conventional vehicle with an automatic
transmission. In some situations, such as
on a steep hill or driveway, you may need
to press the accelerator pedal to continue
moving or to prevent Model S from
moving in the opposite direction.
A Warning: Never rely on CREEP to
apply enough torque to prevent your
vehicle from rolling down a hill.
Always press the brake pedal to
remain stopped or the accelerator
pedal to proceed up the hill. Failure
to do so can result in property
damage and/or a collision.
HOLD: Maximizes range and reduces
brake wear by continuing to provide
regenerative braking at speeds lower than
with the Creep and Roll settings. When
Model S stops, the brakes are
automatically applied without you having
to put your foot on the brake pedal.
Whether stopped on a flat surface or a hill,
Vehicle Hold keeps the brake applied,
provided your foot remains off the
accelerator and brake pedals. See Vehicle
Hold on page 73.
ROLL: When close to, or at, a complete
stop, Model S becomes free rolling like a
vehicle in Neutral. Therefore, if stopped on
a slope, Model S will roll downward. The
brake does not engage, and the motor
does not apply torque (until the
accelerator pedal is pressed).

Only Raven model S built 2019+ will have the same regen capability as the model Y, as they share the same front drive unit. The Pre-raven S with the older DU does not have as powerful of a regen and cannot go to a complete stop.
 
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serendipitous

Member
Sep 10, 2019
389
568
Maryland, USA
Only Raven model S built 2019+ will have the same regen capability as the model Y, as they share the same front drive unit. The Pre-raven S with the older DU does not have as powerful of a regen and cannot go to a complete stop.

True, but in the interest of being pedantic, technically the Model S Raven has the same permanent magnet motor in front that the 3/Y have in the rear. It's their big motor and our small one :)
 

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