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  1. S

    Model Y Greenhouse

    I have to wonder if my wife is the first to use a Tesla as a greenhouse to protect her plants from the 22° temperature tonight?
  2. Jethro

    ‘22 MY in ultra sub cold tips?

    Hey Now! In Colorado and bracing for the cold snap. It’s supposed to drop over 50 degrees today (down to -8 without wind chill)…reminds me of the Day After Tomorrow movie. I’ve been thinking about leaving the climate control on with the car plugged in of course. Any other tips for this cold...
  3. Klyde99

    Winter Tire for S Plaid?

    Hi, just wondering what profile of tire to run in the winter from experienced tesla owner? Mostly looking for ride comfort and pref 19", or unless 18" are good for the heavy plaid? 1. Thinking about Square set up with 19" x 9" with 245/45R19 Nokian from Kal Tire, thoughts? 2. Originally i got...
  4. N

    Close to buying M3 LR - Cold Weather Questions

    I am about to pull the trigger on a Model 3 Long Range, but I'm a little concerned about cold weather. I spend 4 nights/wk at home where I would have a charger installed, so I'm not concerned there. The other 3 nights I spend up in Northern New England at my ski place. The condo building I'm in...
  5. H

    Model 3 facelift sudden cabin heating failure

  6. C

    Model S 2013 performance heat stopped working

    Hello! I just bought a used 2013 model s performance and within 2 weeks my heat has stopped working entirely. I'm in Wisconsin where it gets to below 20 degrees F with windchill. All my car does is blow ridiculously cold air at me. Please help if you're able to, its freezing
  7. ElectricTundra

    Affect of heat & cold on Solar Glass ?

    A study a couple of years ago on solar production potential noted that panels in northern climates will often produce more electricity than those in southern climates because the panels are less efficient when they heat up. Any idea how Solar Glass will perform on this? Given the design I'd...
  8. tarndt

    Unplugged M3 SR+ overnight in -35C temperatures

    My first post, and apologies in advance if this is a dumb question, but I've been searching for weeks trying to find an answer and have continually come up short. My wife works shift-work at a hospital and I'm curious what her experience would be like if she took the M3 for a night shift in say...
  9. A

    In the snow and the cold.

    I live in Maine. First, I wish there was a dealership here in my state. Second, I want to order one, but wonder about any tests that have been done on the cold weather conditions in my state. How might it handle in the snow and ice? How well is the weight balanced? If the rear end is very...
  10. M

    Keep tesla 3 in garage with high and cold weather

    I live in the northeast and my garage can be really hot in the summer (> 90F) and cold in the winter (20-32 F normally). How would this affect the battery to Tesla 3? If it harm it, what can I do to help keep the car in good condition without remodel my garage? My garage is neither insulated nor...
  11. R

    12V Battery warning just came up with very bad timing - how long do I have?

    Hi, I'm up in Tahoe (Incline Village, NV actually, walking distance from Diamond Peak's resort) and we got a good snow storm that made things very difficult around the area. That part is not that bad, except that the 12V warning just came up this morning, and I can't figure out the level of...
  12. O

    Planning a trip to Bear Valley Ski Resort

    Hello! Next week, I'm planning to drive from San Francisco to Bear Valley Ski Resort. I currently own a Model 3 Performance and will have a set of 18" all seasons tires that have good traction in the snow. (Goodyear Assurance® WeatherReady®). I'm supposed to stay at a friend house and was...
  13. C

    Extreme Cold, Battery Management

    Its about to get realllllly cold in MN. Expecting lows in the mid -30F and highs in the negative teens F for several days straight. We likely will not be above 0 until the weekend. I have a 2017 S75D. I was thinking of doing a couple things to manage cold weather battery issues. I've read...
  14. dusdev

    YYZ airport parking - vampire drain in freezing cold

    Left for a trip on Friday, Jan 11th ((Model 3 LR AWD). Coming in to YYZ from about an hour away (100 km). The morning of Jan 11th charged to ~95%, around 480 km range. It was cold. Ended up arriving and parking at the airport with 352 km range remaining (78% range efficiency). Arrived back on...
  15. S

    Charging on NEMA 5-15 @ 0F (-17C)

    So I will need to charge my Model 3 on a 15amp 110V wall plug this weekend, but the daytime high in my area is going to be -16C (3F). Does anyone have experience charging at these temps? I usually get 7km/h (4.35m/h) of range added (even at below freezing temps like -5C (23F)). I'm concerned...
  16. D

    Phone and Car Heater Settings Conflicting??

    As I was driving home tonight, I kept thinking "wow it's kind of cold in here". So during my commute I kept incrementally increasing the heat setting, which was set to Auto. Then I got to 80 degrees and said "wait, something's not right here". Cabin was not getting any warmer even when set to...
  17. Corbets

    No-rinse wash in cold climates?

    So I’m planning to put some kind of PPF on my X shortly after picking it up later this month in Denmark, and if I’m going to do that, I shouldn’t ruin the job by putting my Tessie through a high pressure wash. I’ve read a lot about products like Optimum No-Rinse, and that seems clear enough. My...
  18. T

    Banging/clunking sound when driving over mountains in cold weather

    Greetings! Brand new M3 Dual Motor Extended Range owner. Overall I'm thrilled with the car! But having one issue that I've seen posted on Tesla forums, but not here. I've searched on this forum and don't see any threads about same issue. When driving over mountain pass in cold weather...
  19. dusdev

    Cold tire pressure recommendation

    Looks like now that the temperature is dropping my 'morning' tire pressure (after sitting in a cold garage) is around 39 psi. I'm wondering what people are using as their cold target. I was thinking of waiting for a cold overnight and pumping them up to 42 psi cold without driving first thing in...
  20. C

    Pre-conditioning, regen, and cold weather

    So, I have a question. If we warm-up our car before leaving in the morning, do we still have regen? My hypothesis is no. Warming up the car will help, but regen will still be reduced even after the car/battery is/are warm. Here's my reasoning: I noticed something interesting yesterday. My...
  21. P

    I'd love a Model 3, but unsure my conditions (charger availability and weather) are good enough

    Hi everyone, Considering getting a Model 3. I’m aware the batteries loose efficiency when cold, but here’s my situation... I rent an apartment and have outdoor parking only. Also, I can’t install a plug, no outlets outside (not even 120V) and I don't own the place so I can't really modify it...
  22. S

    Anyone have experience supercharging a warm battery in cold weather?

    Hi, I'm hoping a Model 3 owner can answer a question for me, which I unfortunately haven't been able to find a direct answer to (as I still don't own an electric car, but am in line for a Model 3). I've seen many counts of annoyed owners charging depleted, cold-soaked batteries at...
  23. C

    Cold Weather Got Me Thinking ahead about Battery Replacement

    Let me start with I love my Telsa. I have not illusions about the battery lasting forever. I have seen a regular and expected degradation of the battery over its life and that to date has not concerned me. With that out of the way, this recent cold snap (-4 degrees F) stole 10 miles from my...
  24. fasteddie7

    Stronger, more aggressive Regen?

    Over the past week or so I've noticed my Regen is a little stronger than usual. It's been really cold where I live, and after I precondition for 45 minutes or so (with the new battery warming feature) and when I leave, I still have the dotted lines for limited Regen (pic attached) but it seems...
  25. fasteddie7

    Plugging into random 110 outlet

    The mall near my work (50 miles from home) just added an rural King store and they just put in six 110v outlets along the outside of the store. We are expecting more cold weather and a good bit of snow over the next week. Is it kosher if I get stuck overnight to just plug in for a few hours or...
  26. kbeckley

    Pearson Airport 10day cold soak

    Thought I would let others know what to expect if the left their car for an extended period outside in cold conditions. We left our model X at Pearson from the 23rd of December to January 2nd. I did a range charge before we left and parked it with 420km remaining. There was 243km when we got...
  27. selfbp

    Beating mother nature’s charging limitations for winter

    I’ve seen it discussed that charging will warm the battery up to allow for better temperatures for winter charging. Also I’ve read that charging before you drive can help you preheat the pack. But is it possible to keep the pack warm all the time by keeping the charge rate around 10A~...
  28. Haxster

    Warm-up before aggressive driving?

    ICE or not, I still feel reluctant to be aggressive with the car right after pulling it out of the garage. I know there's no motor oil to warm up or circulate. No radiator coolant to stabilize warming engine parts... But there are still lubricants in the motors, drive train, and suspension and...
  29. M

    Odd experiences in snow

    I took my S 60 out to a snowy area for the first time yesterday(Yosemite). Snow chains were required so I put them on. I noticed a few strange things while out there: 1. Traction control kept getting triggered, apparently just because of the chains. 2. Worse, I tried disabling it because it...
  30. fasteddie7

    Smart preconditioning vs. phone app

    Is there a difference? Every morning I have been charging to 90% then preheating for 45 mins while charging to 100% right before I leave for work. It's around 5-10 degrees fahrenheit so I still have the dotted line and reduced regen with the occasional banging of the breaks coming loose from...
  31. T

    Model S 75D Range Anxiety

    Hi All, I am too torn between the 75D and the 90D. The 75D is more than sufficient for my daily commute and day to day needs with its 259 miles "EPA" range. And the best part is that it fits my budget like a glove. But every now and then we visit family which ends up being about 160 miles round...
  32. fasteddie7

    Charging the 60d to 100%?

    Hi all! I saw a very small number of threads on this without a definitive answer. Seems to be reminiscent of the old 60kwh pack being software limited to 40kwh, but there wasn't a definite answer then also. Since it seems to be difficult to determine a definite yes or no, is charging the 60 to...
  33. fasteddie7

    Hello Everyone! I'm new here! Ordering a 60d Model S and I have some ?'s

    What are some things that all of you current owners wish you knew when ordering? I'm new to zero emission vehicles, and I live in western Pennsylvania, so my primary available charger will be the one I install at my home. Is the necessary hardware included with the S or will there be more for...
  34. jsollender

    Model X Seat Warmer / Heater Meh?

    Just took a road trip up to the Colorado Rockies, 2 week old 90D with cold weather package, etc. My wife in passenger seat tried the seat warmer as it was in the 50's and rainy outside. She loves her Lexus GX seat warmer and commented that at the first setting level 3, the appropriate areas...
  35. P

    Austin, TX to Atlanta, GA Roadtrip (winter)

    This is my messy text log of my trip. Thanks to PlugShare for info for charging. I logged my charges on this trip thru their app as well in hopes of helping others. 2013 Model S P85+ Dual Charger - VIN P27699 (Dec 2013 delivery) 1/9/15 - 1:30p leave Austin, TX. Rated Range 248 miles 290 East...
  36. ElectricAvenue

    Must Read: The best battery management when cold.

    Now that winter is here, I am trying to figure out the best battery management during the cold winter months. My aim is to reduce the wear and tear on the battery when charing and discharging and therefore resulting in longer life all while minimizing energy use. I am not an expert in battery...

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