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What's the point of the "Dual Motor" badge ina Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by PhilDavid, May 26, 2019.

  1. PhilDavid

    PhilDavid Active Member

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    They used to have a perfectly fine P100D performance badge with or without an underline that meant something.

    I'm trying to understand the point of the "Dual Motor" badge for new Model S deliveries. Is it so you can have conversations like the following? :p

    Q: What kind of a Model S did you buy?
    A: Oh, it's a "Dual Motor" Model S. That's what it says in the back.

    Q: Wait, I thought all Model S are "Dual Motor." Why do you need a badge for that?
    Q: How else can you have a pointless badge that means absolutely nothing?

    Seriously, I find the "Dual Motor" badge for the Model S to be really silly. Of all the great features in the Model 3, the pointless badge is what we get? :p
     
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  2. eladts

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    It is not completely useless. It let you know that this Model S/X was produced after the drivetrain refresh.
     
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    It lets the chain control staff know you have AWD. When it is snowing in the mountains they check to make sure you have AWD or chains. Or else how could they tell?
     
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  4. PhilDavid

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    #4 PhilDavid, May 26, 2019
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    They did not change any model designations after any of the previous "refreshes" and we somehow figured out what was what.

    So are they going to have different badges whenever they make any small changes? What badge are they going to use, when they do an "interior refresh?" I guess we can see some interesting badges that are equally meaningful... :p
    • Model S "4 Wheels"
    • Model S "Dual Row seating"
    • Model S "Premium Interior"
    • Model S "5 Passenger"
    • Model S "Electric"
    • Model S "This is the Backside"
    • Model S "New Badge"
    • Model S "This is the right side of the car (The other side is the left)"
    • Model S "If you can read this, you are too close and on DashCam video" (smaller font, obviously!)
    • Model S "Not a Model 3"
    The point is a badge that means and adds nothing is just silly when it spells out a feature that is present in every car. This is what dumb ICE makers used to do. The Model S badge designations used to mean and convey something that meant something.
     
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  5. PhilDavid

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    #5 PhilDavid, May 26, 2019
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    How could they tell for the last 4 years? "Dual Motor" means nothing in the context of AWD -- What if the dual motors are on the same axle? :p
     
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  6. eladts

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    Every Prius or Volt is dual motor.
     
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    Not sure if serious
     
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  8. ucmndd

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    Badges are stupid.
     
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  9. Brettski

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    Perhaps to standardize nomenclature across models?
     
  10. compu85

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    This seems relevant:

     
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    I have a single motor S, there was a time when you could get them RWD.
     
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  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Some people like badges, so it conceivably sells more cars.
     
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    I want this, but as part of quad motor...
     
  14. Uncle Paul

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    Most AWD vehicles have a designation.
     
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    LMAO, and when was the last time you saw the inspectors look at your badge?
     
  16. Haxster

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    Helps to distinguish between single, dual, or quad motors....

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    Actually there are at least 3 fans in my car. I believe each one is a motor... I want that Q badge....
     
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    Just like trying to figure out how no name is actually a name, perhaps no badge could be the badge of the model S?
    (yes, that is a no name condom)

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  19. PhilDavid

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    Except all Model S are AWD so what's the point in spelling out on a badge a feature that is standard on all the cars?

    I can understand the badge on a Model 3 because not all Model 3 are AWD.
     
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  20. ucmndd

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    My RWD Model S and its tens of thousands of brethren take offense to your generalizations.
     
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