TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Brr! Parking in cold & battery life

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Shinteetah, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Shinteetah

    Shinteetah Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    It's single digits (F) here, and I'm about to leave my Model S for a week or so, not plugged in. How much battery am I likely to lose while I'm gone?

    Thanks, battery gurus!
     
  2. David99

    David99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    3,394
    Location:
    Brea, Orange County
    If anything, cold temperatures slow down the chemical processes inside a battery so you would see less loss than when it is warm. But then one week is very little time for the 'natural' loss of battery charge. I think they key factor is just the systems that the car keeps running even when the car is turned off. Probably 4-6 miles a day.
     
  3. jpet

    jpet Jan P.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Messages:
    3,288
    Location:
    Herne & Leuven, BE
    If you do not need to be able to communicate with the car, just power it down.
     
  4. Shinteetah

    Shinteetah Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Well, I just found this in the owner's manual:

    And that, along with your helpful comments, set my mind at ease. Thanks, guys!
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC