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Econo Mode?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Raven5000, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Raven5000

    Raven5000 Member

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    There may already be a thread on this so I apologize if duplicated.

    I'm wondering if there is any plans for different driving modes for the model s. For example, sport mode(full power), econo mode(less power better mileage). In econo mode by limiting the car accelerations capablites might help give better mileage for longer trips. It would be like switching between the two regen modes.

    What do you guys think?
    :biggrin:
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    The recently-released software 4.0 has a "Range mode" which limits the effectiveness of HVAC to get better range. I can see them adding in other tweaks over time as well.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    One thing that is almost certain is that the car you pick up today won't be the same car in a year.
     
  4. strider

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    It also slows throttle response and limits full-throttle power. So yes, there's an "econo mode" :)
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Where did you get this information from? The release notes I've read say nothing about limiting throttle as part of range mode.
     
  6. Zorba

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    I hope this is true, would love to give up some power in exchange for some extra miles :)
     
  7. EcoHeliGuy

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    This contradicts what's being reported presently?
     
  8. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    There is nothing that the range mode will do for you that you couldn't have done yourself with your foot. ;-)
     
  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #9 brianman, Dec 2, 2012
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    Again, I think you guys are talking apples and oranges.

    Range mode, as described, only affects climate control not throttle. If you've found a way to manage the climate control settings on the 17" panel or the steering wheel with your foot, you must be a contortionist and it's probably illegal according to the DMV.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    +1. While I may try to drive conservatively in standard mode, I've always gotten the most miles in range. Range mode + cruise control = most range. For me, anyway.
     
  11. strider

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    I was wrong. Was echoing some hearsay from another thread. :redface:
     
  12. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Sounds like applying the Roadster econo mode to the econo mode coming from the latest firmware update.

    Which could happen eventually, but isn't out just yet.
     
  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    No worries, strider. I thought you might have seen another update I missed or somesuch.
     
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    I might need to use that for safety purposes :cool:
     

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