- Aug 17, 2022
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- Austin, TX
If there was a flat tow mode that required battery power then for sure somebody would tow it with a dead battery, ruin it and make a big social media post about it, somehow blaming Tesla.There is nothing preventing cars with electric motors from having a flat tow mode. It's apparently just not very high on Tesla's "to do" list. The car does need to be powered on when it's towed faster than walking speed.
How do you think Tesla cars deal with the situation where someone lives on top of a mountain and leaves home with 100% charge because they are going on a long trip. There is not even a warning to caution against doing this.
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that for a given speed and lateral or longitudinal acceleration that tire wear would be better on a Tesla than an ICE vehicle because the low CG would have more symmetric wear.You think your tires will last three years. How cute. EVs go through tires a bit faster than ICE cars. My wife has had her Model S since late 2016 and has never had to replace the TPMS in her tires. Approaching 100K miles and three sets of new tires. I love the constant tire pressure data. She doesn't like to see that info so we have different profile settings and it's on in mine.
might be true with static suspensions height.I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that for a given speed and lateral or longitudinal acceleration that tire wear would be better on a Tesla than an ICE vehicle because the low CG would have more symmetric wear.
Yeah there’s a gal on X that complains about her Model S tire wear but that others say she insists on running the suspension at the wrong height for everyday driving.might be true with static suspensions height.
but the CT (like the Rivian) has a more complex balance to strike. Having independent suspension with variable ride height means that the tires will experience positive and negative camber, to some degree.
how the Cybertruck camber will effect wear will depend in part on what limits Tesla puts on the speed boundaries and power put to the wheels in various drive modes.
Eg Rivian has had tire issues purportedly due to the fact that at highway speeds for aerodynamics the truck lowers behind neutral camber to negative camber - folks with lots of highway miles therefore chew through rubber at the interior of the tire.
No freebies, only trade offs, in engineering
All Teslas have that for those car washes that automatically move your car through the wash by capturing a wheel and towing it. They now have a “Car Wash” mode that does closes all windows, locks the charge port, disables windshield wipers, Sentry Mode, walk-away door locking, and parking sensor chimes.I notice what looks like a Neutral button… is this common across the stalkless Teslas? Or, does Cybertruck have a true neutral mode for flat towing?
It can't warn you if you're not in the car!If there was a flat tow mode that required battery power then for sure somebody would tow it with a dead battery, ruin it and make a big social media post about it, somehow blaming Tesla.
WRT the 100% charged on top of a hill scenario, well, it’s not a One Wheel or original Mach E, Tesla has thought about it and has features to have it not be an issue. The car also warns you that degenerative braking is reduced and will automatically make the wheel brakes act like degenerative braking so it feels the same to the driver.
FYI the CT in Bellevue store has a physical rear view mirrorIt appears the screen in the rear view mirror isn’t going to happen. Haven’t seen that since the OG Alpha build. We have seen the rear view screen video feed to the main screen, however, so that may be all we get. I agree the physical rear view mirror is of very limited use. Mostly to see back seat passengers when you talk to them.