I've had my P85 for just over 1 week and I've already put 800+ miles on it. The "Tesla SMILE" is going strong, but I have a few questions and 1 amusing anecdote as follows:
Question 1: When I'm driving at highway speed, there seems to be what sounds almost like engine noise. It's not loud or invasive, but I'm not sure if it's normal. I hear it most when I'm accelerating and not at all when I'm decelerating or going down hill. It seems to be getting louder over time. Is this normal or should I be concerned? If it makes a difference, the A\C is running.
Question 2: With ICE vehicles, there is a "break-in" period where they advise you to refrain from driving fast, revving the engine, etc. so that the engine gets fully lubricated. Does this same advice apply to an EV?
Question 3: I'm told that you can burn out the coils in an EV when flooring it \ spinning out, etc. Does anybody know if this is true?
Question 4: This one is probably a little dumb, but I haven't been able to figure it out. Is there a way to turn off the stereo? I know I can mute it, but can I turn it off?
Anecdote: My Tesla is blue. There's somebody that works in the next suite that has a white one. On Friday, I parked my car, then the white one parked next to mine in the parking lot. Apparently, some of my co-workers saw my car in the parking lot on the way in from lunch. A few minutes later, I walked out, got in my car and drove away. While I was gone, one of the guys looked out the office window, saw the white Tesla and confused started asking if Tesla's change colors. To add to his confusion, a few minutes later, I returned from lunch and parked in my original parking spot. While walking into the building, I was accosted by a Software Engineer demanding to know more about Tesla and how they can make the car change colors. Apparently, once they accept that it's advanced technology, anything is possible....