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Electric Vehicle University - MS310b Tips for Model S Owners, Driving


How can I avoid a slog through the Owners Manual to learn the most salient tips and tricks for driving the Model S?


Tips and tricks generally associated with the control and driving of the Model S are discussed.

Course level: Advanced

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Electric Vehicle University - MS310b Tips for Model S Owners, Driving

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  2. 2. 2 Tips and Tricks Driving, part 2 MS-310b This course is presented as part of Evannex University—a free, open learning environment that presents concise, video-based mini-courses for those who have interest in electric vehicles (EVs) …
  3. 3. Cruise Control (CC) Incremental adjustments when CC is active, lightly tap the cruise level up/down to get +/- 1 mph increments in speed tap up down further for +/- 5 mph increments in speed (@JoshG) Suspend vs. cancel CC (@Todd Birch) press the end of the CC stalk to cancel and reset to zero, but leave CC “armed” press forward on the CC stalk to suspend but leave CC ready to resume 3
  4. 4. Coasting If you remove your foot from the accelerator, you’ll invoke regen and the car will slow if you want the car to coast (i.e., not to invoke regen), do a half-tap on the shift column to go to N (@AC1K) 4
  5. 5. Wiper Blades—I Wipers can get gritty or caked with ice in winter weather To clean wipers (or replace them): On the touch screen, go to controls —> vehicle —> settings in the wipers section, set service mode to “on” the wipers will come up to a 3/4 position and stop (@SCWGreg) 5
  6. 6. Wiper Blades—II For a single wipe of your wipers, simple press that wiper stalk inward, like a button (@SCWGreg) light and short for a wipe long for a wash and wipe 6
  7. 7. Reverse Side mirrors can be programmed to tilt down (for better visibility) when the Model S is put in reverse shift into R adjust the mirrors to tilt down using mirror buttons on driver side door press “save” on the touch screen to save to your driver profile go to controls —> settings —> mirror auto-tilt to turn the feature on/off 7
  8. 8. “EasyPass” Transmitters Can be fastened to the right of the rear view mirror base in the shaded area of the windshield if you need two transmitters, one can be fastened or held on the plastic base surface of the rear view mirror. Alternative: can be placed in the plastic nose cone 8
  9. 9. 9 … a free study guide for all EVU mini-courses is available for download from our website … For a complete list of mini- courses and the study guide, visit: