Front Wheel Drive Control

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Description

Offer a software-selectable drive operation to disable the rear motor unless both front wheels slip.

The benefit will be added range under driving conditions that don’t require AWD.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

The benefit will be added range under driving conditions that don’t require AWD.

Status

Tesla’s AWD dynamically selects one or both motors depending on need. This approach extends the range of the AWD version over the RWD version.

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     Created 30-May-2014
fonguy
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4 Comments

The car isn't available yet so you might get what you want when it's released.  if not then submit a request to ownership for a programing change.  I've seen it done with the S.
    Created 10-Jul-2014
I would not presume to know more about EV drivetrain efficiency than Tesla engineers. I'm not sure why anyone else would either? Especially for a car that isn't available yet...

I do think that an EV with a motor for each axel will be a completely different animal than an ICE car with one engine for two axels.
    Created 3-Jul-2014
JVU
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cra +1
    Created 23-Jun-2014
I'm pretty sure the engineers wil optimize for range a lot better than I'll bother to do in the settings. From ten years experience of driving electric cars, it turns out that the best way to increase range is to drive economically. There's way more to gain there than by any small configurations offered in any car today.
    Created 18-Jun-2014
cra
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