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So now Tesla has released a software update that allows a Model S to emulate a less powerful model.
For Example, your P90D can perform like a 90D.
So will that allow greater range for the P90D?
And will that be available in the Model ☰ ? You could have your cake and eat it too!


http://electrek.co/2016/04/13/tesla-vehicles-performance-settings/
 

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Very useful for test drives. A location would only need to keep a P90D in stock, and they can emulate at least the acceleration performance of every other model.

If there is a way to tie the "model" to a particular key, it could also be used as a "valet" or "high school kid" mode.
 

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Well my soon to be HS kid will not be driving my Tesla, even if it is a model 3! He's stuck with the Leaf ;)

But I was thinking this would be a great way to get a Performance version of the 3 and get the range of a regular dual Motor when you aren't torching Porsches. :D
 

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But I was thinking this would be a great way to get a Performance version of the 3 and get the range of a regular dual Motor when you aren't torching Porsches. :D
Or, you could simply not press down as far on the accelerator. ;)
 

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Exactly. But my point was how the rated range of the Model is higher for the Dual motor than for the Dual with performance. So if the output of the motor was softeware limited, say in cruise, you might get more range.
 

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Given the throttling is software, throttling is probably on the list of nice to haves for the model 3 software!
 

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So now Tesla has released a software update that allows a Model S to emulate a less powerful model.
For Example, your P90D can perform like a 90D.
So will that allow greater range for the P90D?
And will that be available in the Model ☰ ? You could have your cake and eat it too!


http://electrek.co/2016/04/13/tesla-vehicles-performance-settings/
They tested the setting and it only changes badging in the UI, doesn't change performance. See Teslarati's write up here:
http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-performance-mode-easter-egg-toggle-versions/