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Brr! Parking in cold & battery life

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

  1. Shinteetah

    Shinteetah Member

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    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

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    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

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    If you do not need to be able to communicate with the car, just power it down.
     
  4. Shinteetah

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    Well, I just found this in the owner's manual:

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

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