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Emergency Brick mode

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Beckler, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Beckler

    Beckler Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    I'm thinking Model S should have an emergency mode you can activate to use all the remaining energy in the battery - right down to 0 V, bricking the battery pack - if you so choose. :D For instance you wouldn't want the car to lose power and shut down on some railroad tracks. Or other emergency scenarios, like what if you're super-hungry and it shuts down 3 feet from the drive-thru window. Additionally, a secondary and final brick mode would be available to run the car off the 12 V battery and brick it out, too - must be half a kWh or so in there. This is innovation, people, not superchargers and better cars.

    Actually seriously, it could be valuable in disaster scenarios also. Seeing mushroom clouds in the distance and only being able to run away on foot, is bad. And considering the number of war-monger types in power today, who knows how close we are to that. Brick mode could be our only hope as a civilization.
  2. Electric700

    Electric700 Member

    May 21, 2013
    Florida, United States
    Haha, add to that situations where you need to quickly get away from ICE cars, particularly ones that are emitting clouds of black smoke!
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Mar 24, 2013
    Denali Highway, Alaska
    With about 1.1 bn miles having been traveled by the extant fleet, and those during the early just-how-does-this-new-mode-of-automobile-really-work phase, one might expect a higher probability of such events already to have occurred. Have there been any?

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