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Regenerative braking control missing

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by BioSci, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Maxpilot

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    I just took delivery of my MSLR+ Sat. I don't have the low button. I'm having a hard time getting used to driving a Tesla. I can't get my foot to modulate the gas pedal when slowing to make it smooth. I would give up a little range to be able to drive the car smoothly. I guess I will eventually learn it, but dang. The creep and roll modes don't really help as they work only when I am almost already stopped. Elon, give back the option to turn down regen braking (at least until we learn to drive). I will trade fart mode for it.
     
  2. 1windy

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    So to report back. Associate told me it has DEFINITELY been removed. His take was its related to achieving epa numbers. Not a company statement. Who knows if it will be brought back. He did say that if people complain it would help it to make a return.
     
  3. pers1

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    From Tesla’s own user manual WARNING: In snowy or icy conditions Model S may experience traction loss during regenerative braking, particularly when in the Standard setting and/or not using winter tires. Tesla recommends using the Low setting (see To Set the Regenerative Braking Level on page 68) in snowy or icy conditions to help maintain vehicle stability.
    As i live in Norway in winter I only use Low and studdless winter tires, we have a lot of icy and snow covered roads.
    So using standard reg in winter is not an good option
     
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  4. COS Blue

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    This is disappointing. I'm all for standard re-gen but we should have the choice. For those who are intimidated by driving electric, this makes it worse. And yes, I would certainly like the option to use low re-gen when driving down a snowy pass.

    For EPA numbers, my understanding was that they use whatever the car defaults to. If it defaults to standard re-gen, having the option for low re-gen shouldn't hurt the numbers at all, any more than having the ability to floor the accelerator (or Sport/Ludicrous mode, etc).

    Who do we complain to?
     
  5. Gadget-X

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    Is this with the 2020.40.3 software and only on the LR model? I still have it on the Performance model. Knock on wood as I just noticed it was downloading 2020.40.8 software.

    M
     
  6. Big Earl

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    I believe EPA range testing involves averaging the results of the different drive modes (or something to that effect). The result is that having the low regen option reduces the vehicle’s EPA rating even though most people don’t use the low regen option.

    So why only the Model S? I think it was the difference between >400 miles of range and <400 miles of range.
     
  7. 1windy

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    He didn't say and unfortunately I didn't think to ask.
     
  8. 1windy

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    I believe you are correct.
     
  9. BioSci

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    It's the case for all MS LR+ built after June, regardless of software version. Mine was made in August, and has neither Regen control nor a Range setting.
     
  10. ahmadr

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    Exactly. Same reason that sport mode on most cars doesn’t stick after a restart. If a car depends on a configurable setting to achieve its EPA consumption rating, it must automatically revert to the efficient setting upon restart to get full credit.

    If it ever comes back, say for winter conditions, it will have to reset to standard after each drive.
     
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  11. MzLaylaaa

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    I understand more about this. Thank you
     

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