Submitted by mitrovic on February 22, 2011
As I understand Model S is planed to have a one speed gearbox ( like the roadster has ).
Wouldn't it be nice if it would have a one speed gearbox with an overdrive ( this little switch on some oldtimer cars )?
It would diminish the RPM of the motor on the Autobahn, might have some advatages on engieneering ( the motor would not have to sustsain high RPM's ), noise and may be even energy.
Plus such a gearbox could be made simple and lightweight as it does not have to switch when accerating and it does not have to switch fast!