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How fast will Model S go in Reverse?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Cool-Model S, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Cool-Model S

    Cool-Model S Member

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    I was wondering about the reverse gear ratio and how fast will Model S drive in reverse. How does that compare to similar ICE's? No real world need but just curious.
     
  2. ElSupreme

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    Well the motor actually turns backwards. There is no reverse 'gear'. And it can turn either direction at the same speed. So as fast as your car will go forward is the technical answer. I imagine that Tesla has the speed software limited to 25 or 30 mph in reverse. As having rear turning isn't a stable system.
     
  3. charliestyr

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    #3 charliestyr, Feb 11, 2013
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    yep, as already said in theory as fast as it can go forwards although of course it is limited to be safe.

    An odd example of this capability in EVs would be a race at the goodwood festival of speed where a nissan leaf was raced on the course backwards...



     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I also noticed there is no regen in reverse when I first got the vehicle. I haven't retested it recently.
     
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    there is regen in reverse on my car
     

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