Can’t find it now, but saw some comments recently that suggested that if Tesla really wanted to increase the range of it’s existing cars without having to increase the size of their batteries that all they would have to do is reduce the 0 to 60 times by 15 or 20 %.
If that Range Mode switch would allow one to reduce acceleration by 10%, 15%, 20% etc would it make any difference?
The commenter did not suggest a direct relationship but for the electrical engineers out there, would such an adjustment make any sort of substantial difference in range?? Could a 240 mile range easily be increased by 10 or 15 percent with such a programmable feature?? 70D 240 max to 264 -- 90D 275 to 302 ...
Is the theory nonsense or feasible and if feasible any thoughts on how much difference it would make?
As Tesla owners, we all know how tempting and easy it is to hit that accelerator and zoom through that yellow light or jump out into that passing lane. We also know that by slowing down on long trips we can increase range with existing settings so is the concept so far fetched?
Just throwing it out there for your thoughts. (now I'm going to duck)