by Morton E. . Oct 06, 2023
Image Credit: techAU/X
Wanna see something insane? Those brakes you see in the image above belong to a Tesla Model 3 in Australia with more than 235,000 km on the odometer. Despite traveling that much, the Model 3's physical brake pads look like they're barely used.
What's the deal: Tesla's electric vehicles are capable of regenerative braking, which allows EVs to decelerate once the driver steps off the accelerator. With such a system in place, the use of physical brakes becomes optional. This allows drivers to perform one pedal driving, and it also results in brake pads lasting far longer than expected.
As noted by Tesla, Autopilot actually uses both of a vehicle's braking systems. This means that while systems such as FSD are engaged, drivers and passengers can expect their vehicles to use both regenerative braking and physical brakes to slow down and stop.
These are brakes on a Tesla Model 3 in Australia that has done more than 235,000km.. wow! pic.twitter.com/RgJ7zxZuJi— techAU (@techAU) October 5, 2023
The key point: An image has been shared online by longtime EV advocate @techAU. The EV enthusiast also shared a rather interesting photo on X. The photo was simple as it showed the physical brakes of a Tesla.
What was surprising, however, was the fact that the vehicle had reportedly traveled over 235,000 km. Considering this distance, it is nothing short of remarkable that the Model 3's brake pads remained in practically perfect condition for such a long time. This speaks to the quality of both the Model 3's regenerative braking system and the longevity of a Tesla's physical brakes.
What we have: The Tesla Model 3 features Autopilot and FSD, but it is a car that's so good, it's meant to be driven. With this in mind, consider our Model S/X-inspired Hansshow Yoke Steering Wheel if you are looking to upgrade your Tesla.
The Hansshow Yoke Steering Wheel is a stylish and functional addition to your Model 3 or Y. It's made from high-quality materials and features a comfortable grip, so you can enjoy a smooth driving experience. It also helps optimize visibility so you can enjoy the Model 3 and Model Y's clean dash to its full extent.
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