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Model 3 will be RWD with AWD optional:Elon tweet

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Gilzo, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Gilzo

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    He can't help himself. More and more leaks. Love it.
     
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    Any stabs at the potential hp for the dual motor model 3? How about the range dual motor will add?
     
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    If the RWD will be <6 seconds 0-60 I expect the AWD version to be close to 5 seconds. Could be even faster than that if they aren't afraid to smoke the S performance.
     
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    For the S70 to S70D it added 10 miles of range and like *10 HP....
     
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    Although I am not a fan of AWD handling characteristics, in an EV the benefits of having regen on the front axle cannot be overstated. 70% of braking force is generated by the front axle and in a RWD EV this is essentially wasted, or in most cases, the rear regen is turned up so much as to cause stability issues in limited grip situations.

    It always frustrated me watching F1 (In which all cars have been hybrids for a few years now) when a team was struggling with front brake issues, normally due to heat and overuse. I know the technology isnt there yet, but in the future if they could fit a hub motor on each front wheel they could regenerate so much energy in each braking zone while forgoing brake overheating issues
     
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    KERS!!
     

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