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Is there an advantage using 2 smaller motors on Tesla car's rear axle?

Let me be clear: I am speaking about the rear wheel drive model. After I've asked https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/15342/number-of-motors-rwd-tesla , it seems Tesla's rear axle has only ...
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Why does the dual motor Tesla have more range?

In the page http://www.teslamotors.com/models if we scroll down we see the several flavors Tesla sells its Model S. It puzzles me why the 85 version has a shorter range than the 85D. The first can ...
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OBD Accessory External Power Supply

I recently purchased the Zubie Car Hotspot from Verizon that connects to the OBD port on a car. I have mine connected to the Tesla Model X, unfortunately I need the connection to remain always on but ...
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Can radio communications be fully disabled in a Tesla?

Can radio communications be fully disabled in Tesla vehicles like the Model S ? I guess this question has two parts: software disablement and hardware disablement as follows: (1) Software ...
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Number of motors RWD Tesla

Tesla always speaks about one motor on its Rear Wheel Drive Model S car. But every time I see a picture of the rear axle as in the search https://www.google.pt/search?q=tesla+bottom+motor&safe=off&...
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Will Tesla steer if autopilot is engaged but your hand are on the wheel? If so how much force is required to overcome autosteer?

I don't own a Tesla but I have read a lot about them. I know that there is an autosteer feature that allows the car to steer for you, but I also know that you need to constantly put your hands on the ...
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Why do EVs with a single speed gearbox still require a gear box at all?

A Tesla Model S for example has a single speed gearbox in between the motor and the rear axle of the wheels. What's the purpose of that gear? Why can't the motor be mated directly with the axle ...
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Do I Need To Change the Tire If the Sidewall Is Damaged Like This? Is this cosmetic or safety hazard?

The front right tire of my car got a sidewall cut as shown in the picture. Should I replace the tire? I'm wondering if this is cosmetic or safety hazard. This is Tesla model 3 with about 8000 miles ...
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Remove weird stuck-on substance from windshield

On a recent trip, while sitting in the passenger seat, I noticed something strange by the edge of the windshield. At first I was afraid that the windscreen got chipped, which would be upsetting given ...
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Why did the Tesla truck have a centre mounted steering wheel? Are there any advantages to such a system?

I asked this question on a trucking forum and the general consensus was that it would make backing up much harder. Does it eliminate any sort of blind spots?
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School bus conversion to Electric [closed]

I would like to start with a new project to convert a conventional school bus (approx 50 seater) to electric. The idea being that most School buses in my region are diesel which is ofcourse going to ...
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Tesla Model 3 GVWR minus curb weight 1,000 Pounds shy of official rating in EU

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Model_3 the Tesla Model 3 Long Range Rear Wheel Drive has a curb weight of 3,814lb, with the sticker in the drivers door area stating a GVWR 4,806lb. ...
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What is the purpose of high pressure service port in cars ? Can we charge refrigerant into the system by high side service port?

I have read on internet and in Tesla Model S service manual book that we can charge refrigerant by high pressure service port (with gas charging machines or another way) as long as there is vacuum in ...