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I took this little screenshot from the Fisker app.

So clearly ST is a torque vectoring mechanism. And it sounds like maybe it will allow one of the wheel pairs to disconnect to save battery while cruising. I want to know how much better this willl be than the standard AWD on the Ocean. For reference, everyone loves the SH-AWD on the Acura Products. I figure it will have to be at least that good to be worth any amount of money.
Also, I was going to put this in the "About those options" thread, because I believe it will be available for the Ultra trim. I just want to know do I NEEEEEEED it. Of course I want it haha. I personally think this is one of the bigger contributors of the price increase going to the Extreme Trim.
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@Bernie, I have the same question as you. I'm in snowy Winnipeg but I thought I will have AWD on the Ultra plus snow/ice mode so why would I need smart traction? I'd like to know what snow/ice mode does vs smart traction? I will put on snow tires too. I suspect that the range difference between the Ultra and Extreme is due to the smart traction efficiency increase.
 

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@Bernie, I have the same question as you. I'm in snowy Winnipeg but I thought I will have AWD on the Ultra plus snow/ice mode so why would I need smart traction? I'd like to know what snow/ice mode does vs smart traction? I will put on snow tires too. I suspect that the range difference between the Ultra and Extreme is due to the smart traction efficiency increase.
I suspect that the range difference between the Ultra and Extreme is due to the smart traction efficiency increase.

That is my guess too. I'm thinking that "Smart Traction" may disengage either the front or rear drives under cruising conditions which would improve the range by some factor? Or, perhaps, the extra range noted for the One or Extreme may be derived from the additional energy generated through the solar roof panels? Or, both??
 

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I took this little screenshot from the Fisker app.

So clearly ST is a torque vectoring mechanism. And it sounds like maybe it will allow one of the wheel pairs to disconnect to save battery while cruising. I want to know how much better this willl be than the standard AWD on the Ocean. For reference, everyone loves the SH-AWD on the Acura Products. I figure it will have to be at least that good to be worth any amount of money.
Also, I was going to put this in the "About those options" thread, because I believe it will be available for the Ultra trim. I just want to know do I NEEEEEEED it. Of course I want it haha. I personally think this is one of the bigger contributors of the price increase going to the Extreme Trim. View attachment 443
Between this and the winter package probably. But I can't (won't) go another 19k. 5K at best.
 

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I suspect that the range difference between the Ultra and Extreme is due to the smart traction efficiency increase.

That is my guess too. I'm thinking that "Smart Traction" may disengage either the front or rear drives under cruising conditions which would improve the range by some factor? Or, perhaps, the extra range noted for the One or Extreme may be derived from the additional energy generated through the solar roof panels? Or, both??
We're only talking about a 10 mile difference between the ultra and extreme and can't imagine it's about the mpge
 

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We're only talking about a 10 mile difference between the ultra and extreme and can't imagine it's about the mpge
So, what would account for the 10 mile range difference? The One and Extreme have more rated HP, and possibly a little more gross weight, than an Ultra. Theoretically, you might think that an Ultra would produce the better range figures? Plus, the One and Extremes have 22" tires versus the Ultra standard tire size of 20." Wouldn't 20" tires get better range than 22" tires? Yes, I agree that it is only a small difference and no big deal. However, something is causing this difference?
 

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I'm with you @Langer, I always use winter tires in the cold months so I don't think I need Smart Traction.

Haha and @S7davis I appreciate your recommendation, but I think it's funny that someone from SoCal would tell a Canadian what kind of AWD they need. There are a zillion FWD cars on the road here all year long, including mine. Winter tires with FWD are superior to AWD on all-seasons in the snow.

It sounds like Smart Traction is more for performance and economy. I'll wait to find out more, but I have a feeling I won't be optioning this.
 

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I'm with you @Langer, I always use winter tires in the cold months so I don't think I need Smart Traction.

Haha and @S7davis I appreciate your recommendation, but I think it's funny that someone from SoCal would tell a Canadian what kind of AWD they need. There are a zillion FWD cars on the road here all year long, including mine. Winter tires with FWD are superior to AWD on all-seasons in the snow.

It sounds like Smart Traction is more for performance and economy. I'll wait to find out more, but I have a feeling I won't be optioning this.
I certainly found that out with my Mini Cooper about 6 years ago. I got stuck in the snow ,it was my first 'real " winter with the vehicle. Bought snow tires the following week and haven't had a problem since.
 

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So, what would account for the 10 mile range difference? The One and Extreme have more rated HP, and possibly a little more gross weight, than an Ultra. Theoretically, you might think that an Ultra would produce the better range figures? Plus, the One and Extremes have 22" tires versus the Ultra standard tire size of 20." Wouldn't 20" tires get better range than 22" tires? Yes, I agree that it is only a small difference and no big deal. However, something is causing this difference?
The solar roof probably accounts for the range difference. But you are right, the wheel sizes do affect range too.
 
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