With abolition of “forced single pedal” function, Tesla finally returns right of choice to car owner?
Tesla also released related OTA2023.2.13.1 instructions a few days ago. The most important point of this system upgrade is improvement of energy recovery braking system. Users can release the gas pedal while driving. Power regenerative braking.
To put it simply, this time Tesla has finally canceled "forced one pedal" mode!
Actually, this "forced one-pedal" mode was launched back in 2021, and original intent of this design is that Tesla model itself does not have CRBS (Cooperative Regenerative Braking System), which also means new car can only work due to traditional brake mechanism, which not only increases load on vehicle's braking system, but also wastes kinetic energy of movement and shortens battery life.
Apparently, "forced single pedal" has also caused a lot of controversy among consumers. After all, pushing switch to accelerate and releasing switch to brake clearly doesn't fit logic of driving. The account also touted benefits of single pedals.
As far as single-pedal mode is concerned, it can be said that almost every new energy car on market has corresponding functions, but only Tesla uses mandatory method. Tesla drivers will take a long time to get used to this.
Especially in last two years, discussions about suspicion of Tesla's "brake failure" have become more frequent. The main reason why Tesla canceled single-pedal mode, but it is worth noting that after such a series of operations, the battery life of subsequent products will also be significantly affected.
As you can see from photos posted by netizens, after system upgrade, there is an additional [Low] option in [Braking with Energy Regeneration] column, indicating that vehicle can already regulate kinetic energy regeneration, and users are no longer forced to use single-pedal mode , based on strong recovery of kinetic energy, it is clear that, going back to Tesla mainstream, this time it can be said that consumers' biggest "concerns" about car purchases have been addressed.
It is noteworthy that, due to a lot of unfavorable news and a gradual decline in product quality, Tesla sales have declined significantly over past two years. For example, Tesla only delivered 10,695 Model S and Model X vehicles, lowest number since third quarter of 2021.
In order to further boost sales, Tesla recently cut prices again for all models in United States again. The second large-scale price cut in United States, according to past experience, domestic market will soon open a new round of price cuts, so under influence of double BUFF, I I believe this will bring a new round of growth for Tesla.
But! It's still not best time to buy a Tesla!
In terms of E&P raw materials, since lithium carbonate hit a historic high of 590,000 yuan per ton at end of November last year, its price has fallen sharply recently, and lithium carbonate (99.5%) has fallen by 3 000 yuan to 207,000 yuan per tonne, while lithium hydroxide (56.5% battery grade / household coarse particles) fell 10,000 yuan to 291,500 yuan per tonne, a record low in more than one year . The materials are equivalent to extremely high price of Tesla, which has a profit per car that has a BUFF layer on it, which also gives a wider range of price reductions.
As for products that Tesla is currently selling, although they are still competitive, they are actually new energy products from a few years ago and their overall performance is slowly declining. We need to wait a few months, but with blessing of new platform and new battery technology, new car not only has better product performance, but also can significantly reduce cost of car production, which also means that Tesla's future product prices will also be further reduced.
But there is one thing to be said, price of Tesla products is like stock market, you still need to watch time if you want to buy it!