Hopefully it is something the model Y will not be affected by. Maybe that is why Tesla is so cautious with the software.Yup. I worry about Tesla's built with LG chem batteries. Poor quality assurance is the culprit. Now a minor defect in a small number of battery cells is a multi billion dollar problem.
Hopefully it is something the model Y will not be affected by. Maybe that is why Tesla is so cautious with the software.
Regenerative braking can be limited if the Battery is too cold. As you continue to drive, the Battery warms up and regenerative power increases (see Regenerative Braking on page 61).
NOTE: Limited regenerative braking can be avoided if you allow enough time to precondition your vehicle or use scheduled departure before your drive, as mentioned previously.
NOTE: Installing winter tires can result in temporarily reduced regenerative braking power but after a short period of driving, Model Y recalibrates to correct this.
Blue Snowflake Icon
A blue snowflake icon appears on your touchscreen when some of the stored energy in the Battery is unavailable because the Battery is cold. This portion of unavailable energy displays in blue on the Battery meter. Regenerative braking, acceleration, and charging rates may be limited. The snowflake icon no longer displays when the Battery is sufficiently warmed.
I absolutely agree that the driver should have this option. Predictability is very important on snow and ice. If regen is on sometimes and off or reduced at other times, this does not make handling predictable.Tesla needs a proper "snow mode" whereas the regen braking is turned down or off..
Tesla needs a proper "snow mode"
Wait, you steered the car successfully while sliding? Ye canna change th' laws o' physics, captain. Unless you have someone out in front with a curling broom, you can't really do that. If you were steering, I'm quite sure that means your ABS system was working as designed. It takes longer to stop, but you maintain steering control. If you're actually sliding, there's no lateral force to change the car's direction.Here, here. While I LOVE regenerative braking, there are times when it can be a dangerous liability. Last winter, there was an unexpected snowfall as I was driving on a highway. A two wheel drive BMW 100 ft in ahead of me in the left lane started to brake, and when I let up on the accelerator to slow down, my Y started to slide. I expected the four wheel drive Y to have better traction, but it slid. I steered the car as it slid and managed to go between the BMW and the guard rail, avoiding an accident.
Tesla engineers ought to use some of the characteristics of the car (like the two motors, the ability to adjust the torque between motors, the mechanical brakes) to create an super safe “snow mode”.