DougWantsALeaf
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Leaf + vs. Tesla S in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Somehow the Leaf+ takes the Tesla S in lap 3. Anyone know the Japanese to understand the dynamics of why the Tesla lost its stuff after a few laps?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-9tBPObpHk
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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla 3 in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 pm

They "forgot" to charge the Tesla...?
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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla 3 in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:55 pm

Haven’t watched the video yet (only skipped around a few bits of it) but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Tesla overheated (they’ve been known to do that lapping or racing at tracks) and thus had reduced power.

I think your title's also wrong. They're racing against a Model S, NOT a 3. See video title and 0:23 into the video. That's definitely an S w/the old nose cone style. Model 3 do NOT have door handles like that. 3 door handles do NOT pop out (they pivot) and have a taller portion on the rear of each handle.

Please fix your post title.

Unfortunately, I don't speak nor understand Japanese beyond a dozen words or so.
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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla 3 in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 pm

Model S. The old ones would reduce power at some Tesla designated temperature.
It would not happen with a Model 3; the heat production and dissipation are much better

The LEAF either does not heat up as much or the heat is ignored by the software.
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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla 3 in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:06 pm

I noticed a time sheet at 30:00.

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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla S in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm

Fixed. It should read "S" from here on.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla S in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:16 pm

Thanks for the fix. Yes, guessing you are right that it was an older S. You can see in the early lap it pretty easily out pulls the Leaf, then in the 2nd lap, it just barely does better. Finally it looses it.
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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla S in 50 KM race

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:48 pm

As the others said its an old Model S 2012-2014, versus a new Leaf. It is also very obvious that the driver of the Model S was not nearly as experienced as the driver of the Nissan. The Nissan driver was taking very good lines and the Tesla was making lots of mistakes. I did not watch to the end since it was clearly staged to show the Nissan overtake the Model S. It was very cool to see all these cars out on the track even if it was not really a fair race.
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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla S in 50 KM race

Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:40 am

Yes, the Tesla driver was running off the road at every turn... It was painful to watch..

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Re: Leaf + vs. Tesla S in 50 KM race

Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:52 am

https://insideevs.com/news/359903/video ... a-model-s/

The race is getting some wider coverage. Good PR for Nissan if nothing else.

Separately, I saw a 2nd rapidgate article from Spain.
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