Submitted by shiningarcanine on January 14, 2011
I understand that on the Roadster, regenerative braking becomes active when the accelerator pedal is not pressed enough to maintain speed and that as a consequence, coasting functionality is retarded. I also understand that unlike the Toyota Prius, the regenerative braking in the Roadster is not in any way linked to the brake pedal.
Telsa has some very promising technology, but these are issues that impair the driving experience enough that every time I think about possibly getting one, I tell myself that it is not worth it because I cannot coast without having the regenerative braking activate.
Does anyone know if these issues have been fixed in the Model S or does Tesla Motor still consider them to be features? If they do consider them to be features, is it possible to turn them off?