P. 91 of the Owner's Manual on Range Mode: "When turned on in a dual motor vehicle, torque distribution
between the motors is optimized to maximize range."
The Controls::Driving::Range Mode info ("i") pop-up says that Range Mode, in addition to reducing HVAC energy usage, "will also distribute torque between the motors to increase range."
The estimable Bjørn Nyland (bnyland) in another thread said, "With dual motors, range mode will reduce consumption by up to 7 % because of torque sleep."
I had overlooked this torque management benefit of range mode until today -- I had previously thought it merely reduced HVAC energy consumption.
What is this optimization? I haven't found where Tesla calls it "torque sleep," but forum posters seem to. Why is it, or some aspect or degree of it, bundled with reducing HVAC energy? What is the trade-off -- why isn't torque optimization on all the time?
And on the HVAC side of Range Mode: Looking ahead to a summer road trip in my 85D with a significant portion in southern Nevada -- hot outside! -- if I turn on Range Mode will I drown in my own perspiration?