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Tesla and cold winter

Tesla and cold winter

Hello.

May be anybody know which km range this car when outside air temperature about -30 degree of Celsius?

Timo | September 5, 2013

Not yet, but this winter some of the northern owners (Canada, Norway) should have that info. AFAIK cold itself is not that big drain on the batteries, but winter road conditions and heater are, so expect to have quite a drop in range.

Brian H | September 5, 2013

Start with 20% as an initial guess.

retal9650 | September 7, 2013

20% is a drop or 20% from range?

Jewsh | September 7, 2013

Actually I found the biggest loss in cold weather was while the car sat in a cold outdoor parking lot. I assume the battery management was minimized and hence much range was lost. If you parked in a heated garage this loss would be minimized.

Until recently cold weather charging @ 120V was also greatly hampered.

Timo | September 7, 2013

20% drop.

That measurement error from batteries being cold should have been fixed. IE it initially shows less range than you actually have if batteries are cold.