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power degradation as the battery power decreases?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by nleggatt, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. nleggatt

    nleggatt Member

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    I used to have a remote control car that when the power would deplete the motor would struggle to drive the car up hills or on carpet etc.

    With the Model S will the acceleration and ability to go up hills etc decrease as the battery gets to the bottom 15 or 20 miles? etc?
     
  2. Tech26

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    #2 Tech26, Dec 13, 2011
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    Tesla doesn't allow their battery packs to discharge completely like an R/C car. To do so is damaging to the long term health of the battery. You will get several warnings that the battery is getting low and then it will coast you to a stop and shut down to protect itself. Read the article below for more information. It's old information on the Roadster ESS but a lot of the info still applies.

    http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/bit-about-batteries

    In other words; no, the Model S will not drive like your R/C car just before the batteries go "dead"
     

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