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How does cold climate affect the ideal range?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Little-Acorn, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    I'm a newbie here, and very interested in the Tesla roadster.

    Does anyone have one in a cold climate like Minnesota, Wisc, Michigan, North Dakota etc.?

    If you charge it all the way up, then let it sit out in below-zero (Fahrenheit) weather for several days, what effect will that have on range?

    I've heard that, under ideal conditions (i.e. warm, and you drive at a constant 50 MPH on flat ground), you can actually match the ideal range of 245 miles/charge, and sometimes do even better.

    How about under cold conditions as I described above? If you drive at 50 MPH on flat ground after letting the car cool down below zero, approx. what range can you expect?

    Thanks, all!

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