My 2020 Y has the low regen option and makes no difference unfortunately with the fishtailing, and I’m on Hakka winters.While I do not disagree, people in the US are used to automatic transmissions that do not have the same behaviour as a manual car (or an EV with strong regen braking). Virtually no engine braking when you let go of the accelerator. And on a manual you can just use the clutch if you lose traction, which you can't do either. It's way more difficult to feather the accelerator to avoid too much regen. And purely using the brakes would result in ABS activation which is better than hard regen without traction control.
So removing the 'low' regen option on the 2021 was a rather stupid thing to do by Tesla IMHO, and that's exactly why a snow mode is needed. Either that, or traction control on regen so the rear wheels will not completely lose traction.
Were you in Chill mode when this occurred?Got a little powder yesterday and last night and even with snow tires, I had a few scary moments. When at a light I started to accelerate, gently of course and because most of the power comes from the rear motor the rear motor was sliding out. I wish a Tesla snow mode would put the car into a reduced power mode, similar to chill, with more power coming from the front tires than the rear.
I think so. I’m not sure if it was chill mode that helped or that the tires just warmed up a bit. I had literally just turned into the street from the parking lot when I had the traction issues. Once I got going in chill mode I switched back to sport mode and was fine the rear of the trip.Did driving in Chill reduce the sliding of the rear wheels?
Were you in Chill mode when this occurred?
I just received my new Model Y performance. I need to get some snow tires put on it ASAP but I don’t know anything about tires. I have heard some people change out the rims and everything when they move to snow tires but I was hoping to just be able to replace the tire.
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I would also be curious to know if there is a general consensus on what settings are best to use in the snow. Should I change to chill mode or anything else like that?
The worst part in my opinion is the regen brakes. It’s terrible in the snow or ice. The fact that they disabled the ability to turn it down is asinine. Tesla needs an official snow mode like every other car. It’s certainly “smart” enough in terms of tech.I would also be curious to know if there is a general consensus on what settings are best to use in the snow. Should I change to chill mode or anything else like that?
I ordered from T sportline their package was wheels with tires and sensors were already installed. Depending on your vin # they switched sensors. When you swap the tires you go to screen and have it recalibrate the speed. I went with Michelin snow and ice 20 inch. You can do 19 also. In CA by law if chains are required you must be in possession of chain to be allowed to travel on roads in mountains. Tesla chains in the online store are the best I’ve ever seen. About double the price but worth it if you need them. The only time I needed chains on a 4x4 was iced roads or drive way. They only fit 19 & 20 inch configuration. Mounted on rear wheels. FYIThank you all for the information. I’m looking into getting a set of 20s with snow tires. However I was told that I need to contact Tesla to get 4 more TPMS sensors.
I can’t seem to find an online site to order those and I left a voicemail at the local service center. Are there any other places that might have the sensor for a model y performance?