Tesla Produced Video Shows Model S P85D In The Cold, Snow

MAR 22 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 10

Model S P85D

Model S P85D

“Tesla’s Dual Motor Model S is a categorical improvement on conventional all-wheel drive systems.”

“Conventional all-wheel drive cars employ complex mechanical linkages to distribute power from a single engine to all four wheels. This sacrifices efficiency in favor of all weather traction. In contrast, each Model S motor is lighter, smaller and more efficient than its rear wheel drive counterpart, providing both improved range and faster acceleration.”

We’d rather of seen the Tesla Model S P85D in some deep snow, but at least there’s some tire spinning and even a bit of drifting action.

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Manufacturers are always allowed to trumpet their seeming advantages, and here Tesla would like their fawning public to repeat these talking points.

Of course when Tesla’s Chinese Competitor (the thing that is a bit bigger than an “S” and rather looks like a Buick from the front) can also claim:

“We have direct drive motors, eliminating the Complex Mechanical Linkage for most of our power!!, unlike Tesla!”

Of course, here several people will say this Chinese Competitor cannot work since there is the “Unsprung Weight” of the motors.

How many centuries have cars endured the “Unsprung Weight” of the DIrect Drive Brakes?

Nobody understands what you’re saying.

+1, I’m lost.

Bill is talking about BYD.

… and hub motors.

Don’t drink and post.

::sweeps hand over and behind head::
WWssshhhhhhh

I would like a dual motor M3…

Back in the 1980’s there were some “dual motor” CRX Honda coupes …..

For those of us with longer memory spans. For a small ICE they were pretty quick too.

I’m very confused by these comments…back to the topic at hand. It would appear that this has been produced as a potential TV ad, no? If so, it would be much more subtle than I would expect their first TV ad to be, but still probably effective. Considering 75% of the American public really doesn’t understand how electric cars work, I think when Tesla decides to begin advertising, they’re going to have to start at the basics, just like BMW with their I3 superbowl commercial.