TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Model #3 brakes: electromechanical. No more fluid?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by vwtodd, Aug 2, 2017.

Tags:
  1. vwtodd

    vwtodd Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Cazenovia, NY
    The spec sheet lists the brakes as electromechanical - not electrohydraulic. Does anyone know if these are fluid-free? If so, I think that this may be the first in a production car.
     
  2. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,540
    Location:
    Austin, TX
  3. vwtodd

    vwtodd Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Cazenovia, NY
    We will see. Removing yet another fluid-based, hygroscopic system with seals that age, would be great.

    Chassis
    • Double wishbone, virtual steer axis front suspension with coil over twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
    • Independent multi-link rear suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
    • Variable ratio, speed sensitive electronic power steering
    • Electromechanically boosted four wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution
    • 18” Aero or 19” Sport wheels with all-season tires
     
    • Like x 1
  4. scaesare

    scaesare Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    5,113
    Location:
    NoVA
    I suspect these are hydraulic brakes with electric boost/control (as opposed to vacuum assist in ICE vehicles), very similar, if not the same, to the Bosch iBooster used in the Model S.
     
    • Like x 3
  5. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Messages:
    5,733
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    I wonder what the word "boosted" means. Does Boosted mean that its helping and/or assisting the hydraulic?
     
  6. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Messages:
    5,733
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    HEY!!!..... we were wondering the same thing at the same time. My post under your says the same thing. lol
     
  7. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,540
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Yes, removing fluid cuts down on maintenance and not having to route brake tubing during production would save labor and possibly weight. Just plug and play harnesses and install the major components. Intrigued to say the least.
     
  8. Petra

    Petra Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    482
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA USA
    This. The specs say electromechanically boosted and the iBooster is an electromechanical hydraulic brake booster... as opposed to traditional vacuum boosted hydraulic brakes.
     
    • Like x 2

Share This Page