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Air Conditioning

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by telegogo, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. telegogo

    telegogo Member

    Nov 9, 2014
    Hong Kong
    What do you feel about the A/C in model S? Is it strong enough?

    I test drove recently but seems not very powerful. The temperature was only 23 degree C that day.

    Any comment from the owners who received the car in July/August?
  2. DrComputer

    DrComputer Active Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    You might want to do a search for "A/C" or "climate control" system as this subject has been discussed many times before.
  3. DITB

    DITB co-founder

    Nov 13, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Although I agree there are loads on this already, here is the short answer:

    If it is only 23 degrees already, the air con won't need to work that hard. Simple cars have a crude ON/OFF air con, while the Model S is much more balanced and smart. If it is 23 C, you don't need a "strong" air con, if any at all. This might lead you to think with the air con on - it is quite weak - but it might just be a bit smarter than that. At these times (when it isn't raining), I even turn the air con off entirely, and open the pano roof 100%. Yes, even at highway speeds, and also with back seat passengers. It's not a cabrio (convertible), but close. If you really want open air - open all four windows as well. With the pano roof open, I can hear a dog barking, the beeps from the traffic light and aircraft flying (low enough) overhead.

    If you really want to test the air con on a day like that, set the desired temperature to 16. Make sure the range is more than 50 km, or it will reduce automatically. Also, remember that another force of the air con is that you can turn it on from your phone - whether the car is plugged in or not. By the time you get to the car, it is nice and coooool. ICE cars can only to that if they start the engine to run the compressor. That is last century technology, Tesla Model S is this years technology.

    Next question, please.
  4. Lerxt

    Lerxt Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Hong Kong/Australia
    If the car is in Range mode I believe the aircon is weaker to help.

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