Some electric vehicles not working in extreme heat | Latest News - Home When temps in Palm Springs, California hit 122 degrees on 6/20/16, some electric vehicles would not start due to overheated batteries. I have a Tesla Model 3 on order. I've lived in Indio, CA. for 57 years. On 6/20, the temp in Indio hit 123.8 degrees. Hope the Model 3 will hold up with a glass roof and Tesla batteries.