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The Tesla Model S P85D is also appropriate for the snow - apparently

Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Model S P85D's crazy snow performance capabilies
By: Chris Smith | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Jan 30, 2015 11:34 am

Shared on his Twitter page today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has explained how the Tesla Model S P85D isn't just for clear-sky driving - showing it tackle snow conditions effectively through an in-cabin viewing experience.



With the assistance of Michelin XICE Xi3 snow tyres, this Tesla happily rolls past a four-wheel-drive SUV stuck in extremely chilly weather on what is claimed to be a 14-degree incline.


This capability is claimed to be thanks to the dual electric motors' capability to provide instantaneous and constant torque straight from 0 RPM - as shown through this demonstration. This means acceleration can be controlled precisely and the on-board computers will detect any wheel-spin, quickly regulating the issue.


Not only can the Tesla P85D travel from 0 to 60 mph on 3.4 seconds, it can also apparently tackle snow conditions quite well.


What's even cooler is further upgrade options for this beast. Musk has mentioned that he expects a software update will see his prize possession hit the 60 mph mark 0.1 seconds faster.




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