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What is the driving range in Valet Mode??

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by dyoreo, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. dyoreo

    dyoreo Member

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    Wondering if the reduced power in valet mode increases total range?
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It may help you achieve better range but only because it would force you to limit your acceleration and top speed.
     
  3. Rheazombi

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    drove around for about 15 miles in valet mode the other day. Didn't notice a difference in my wh/m at all, in fact it went up. I think the terrain you're driving over has more effect on your range than the mode you're in.

    I still think it would be possible for Tesla to make an eco mode that actually effects range though. It would be more sophisticated than just what valet mode does I would think.
     
  4. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I'm certain they could. Not sure they could reach the highs (or better, lows) of jerry33 but I'm sure they could create a mode that improves on what we see today. Why aren't they doing it? The risk that the driving performance in THAT mode becomes what the Model S is known for.
    I certainly wouldn't mind having an Eco mode on my P85D. I don't think I'd spend a lot of time in it (heck, I experience range anxiety with my 60 only a hand full of times), but on those days when every Wh counts that would sure be useful to have.
     
  5. billarnett

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    I agree. If it just limited the power like range mode in the Roadster, I would be happy. I found it a bit easier to be gentle with the acceleration when driving my S in valet mode since the throttle mapping makes it easier to get just a little power without having to be super careful with the accelerator.
     

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