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How slow does the Model S accelerate in valet mode?

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  1. MsElectric

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    #1 MsElectric, Apr 12, 2015
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    Okay so we live in exciting times with the Model S getting faster each month it seems but I am interested in the opposite. Specifically valet mode. The most important part in it for me is the retardation of performance so a valet parking guy does not abuse or joyride the car.

    Could someone please post a video on how slow a Model S can accelerate, at max acceleration, when in Valet Mode? I am hoping in Valet mode that a Honda Fit can beat a Model S. And I hope in valet mode the Model S is so slow that a valet will have more fun abusing a Camry.
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    No video, but personal experience is that it's roughly the equivalent of a Camry or similar. 0-60 seems to be on the order of about 8-10s or so. Performance is not retarded to the point of danger, but its no longer a rocketship.
     
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    Playing with it on my car, it seems to limit power from 0-20 mph at 80kW, 20-70mph at 160kW, with the max speed set to 70 mph.
     
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    What valet had any reason to do 70mph??? Shouldn't that be half that?
     
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    Really? I agree 70 is way too high. I am thinking top speed of 30 would be just fine to cross the parking lot or put it in a garage...
    Next request: configurable valet modes...
     
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    I could see "valet" mode have a max of 70 when you think of the greater circumstances - like letting others, such as a child drive the vehicle. Also, scenarios like Tesla's own valets to get to/from the service center (but honestly, they likely could bypass the lockout anyway from the service menus). As for a valet in most cases though, 35 mph would be plenty.
     
  7. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I know of a couple of places where the valet service takes the car to another lot (airport parking, for example, where they must drive down a 50 mph street). I don't have a problem with max 70 mph, it's the acceleration that's critical - and I'm satisfied with the new mode, It feels very sluggish compared to what we're used to.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I would like to set max speed and power. For instance, if I am having new tires installed, I would like them (and they do if I ask) to take her for a spin to make sure they got the wheels balanced properly. I am so tired of taking cars back to rebalance because they didn't do it right. It wastes my time and it is a total PIA. Yes. I am picky, very picky. So I can see 70 as being reasonable in that situation. But I can't think of any other. I use valet whenever anybody else drives my girl. I have had bad experiences in the past with shops trying to play with my cars.
     
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    With my S85D, I used the iPhone app PocketDyno+ to do two runs at each Acceleration setting and show the average results. I doubt the iPhone's accelerometer is hyper accurate, but these are the times I got:

    3.9 sport
    4.5 standard
    8.4 valet (this is the first time I'd tried valet mode. it makes the car feel like a pig)


    http://imgur.com/a/p7EZw
     

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