I have personally experienced the above.prettig wrote:ok no problem, my car is 2013 REX but has the latest software and it went sideways for 10m on winter tyres.
I had to use left foot bracking, get the steering into the sliding direction and use to gas pedal to gain control again....... i was really surprised it did this and my "mother" would have driven into the streetlamp......
And yes very difficult to replicate, managed to do it once, problem is not snow it it snow and icy parts. As long as the tires feel grip it's really ok.
If all lose grip it is fast to correct.
But as soon as you steer in a bit and brake (regen) and the rear wheels are on ice and front in snow it will brake out.
It does detect it to late, abs does not work anymore (because it's going sideways, so not traction on the wheels).
When we are in a dangerous situation, we are wired to immediately lift off the throttle and press on the brake. We are so used to having the car not braking for us when we lift the throttle. The regenerative braking is so aggressive in this car that it does cause it to lock up/slide the instant you lift off the throttle. This causes a lot of panic. It is a very scary experience, especially going down an icy hill. I ended up spinning out and hitting the curb. Lucky I did not hit any of the cars parked on the side of the road.
I must admit I got lost and ended up on this icy hill, and was driving with the summer tires. However, as per the above, even with the winter tires, I can assume that the car will behave the same way.