Squeg wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:43 pm
...I am a very conservative driver.
My questions are these:
Is this wear pattern (so much more on the fronts) within expected range?
Keep in mind ALL the Go Power
and up to 60 kW of the Stop Power
is handled by those 185's up front.
The car has Blended Brakes which means when using the brake pedal like a normal person driving a normal car ,
most of the braking is Regen to the battery, right up until you see the Regen display max out, THEN
the friction brakes blend in to help stop the car.
Tesla does not have the advanced tech of Blended Brakes. You must
adopt to the '1 Pedal' driving style to get regen with their cars.
Some like this style, some want to drive normal style. No taking your foot off the Go pedal and coasting with a T...
The Brake Pedal is just Friction Brakes on a Tesla. Kind of low tech. Try to find that in any of the swooning articles about Brand T.
You can set regen to Low, but then all brake pedal action is just making heat, old school style....)
I like that my only expense for 75 k miles has been tires and washer fluid
And $78.50/yr road use tax in my state...I'm fine with that,, (only my <3000 lb EV wears the roads much less than a >5000 lb Brand T EV...)
I have to pay for electrons when I plug in at home during the cold months..
And I'm not 'a conservative driver', I enjoy this fast, silent, sleeper of an EV Hot Rod.!!!
OK, old joke,,, I tell people my Spark EV is actually a hybrid!
It burns Electrons and
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +85k miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 1st try car died again, 2nd try / cost $800. 3rd try fixed the problem.