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front-drive only "D" models could get more range?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by phaduman, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. phaduman

    phaduman Supporting Member

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    I searched and couldn't find a thread on this. Wondering if Tesla could introduce a "low power" mode, that could use lower torqued front motors of the "D" cars to get a longer range? Perhaps a 20% or even 30% longer range?

    May be when Model-3s are announced, the Model S "D" cars could get a auto-s/w update with that mode automatically extend their range into the 300smiles+, and up to 400miles for the 100Kwh models?

    I need to run the math to get to some #s, but wondering if others have thought through that...

    cheers
     
  2. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & M3

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    It already does this in Range mode. Tesla calls it torque sleep.
     
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  3. phaduman

    phaduman Supporting Member

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    thats cool. When I get the car, I will get to know my range in "torque sleep" mode.
     
  4. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    Is there any speculation on FWD only Model 3?
     
  5. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it is going to be RWD or AWD.
     
  6. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    ..OK then, mine will probably be a RWD (if it's cheaper than AWD)
     
  7. St Charles

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    I've used this in my P90DL. You can hear the front motor a lot more which I wasn't happy with. Then again, I am extremely sensitive to any kind of motor or gear whine.
     
  8. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    There is always "speculation", about almost everything. But it is crystal clear that Elon will not offer FWD in any Tesla vehicle.
     

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