I know Tesla must have their reasons for having only one gear on MS, but why not consider adding a second gear for driving above 100 mph or so? Sure no one really drives above 100 mph in normal driving conditions, but all other high end luxury vehicles all have top speed above 160 mph.
I am sure if Tesla would just add a second gear, the MS can easily achieve that top speed without sacrificing too much range while operating above 100 mph.
I am no mechanic, but I can understand the added mechanism for the gear changing will require extra space on the vehicle, and probably causing aerodynamic problems, but I am sure as battery technology improve, the extra space saved from reduced battery size can compensate for that.
And I do believe, by having more than one gear, Tesla can improve power usage rate at higher speed with higher gears.
Do you guys have any opinions regarding this matter?
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