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Model 3 in Winter. Who's gonna tell the truth?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by Mave10, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    It gets cold here, and I can imagine that Alaskans can appreciate not going to gas stations.
    (Although, if you're in the Juneau, AK area it's warmer there in winter, particularly overnight.)
     
  2. mswlogo

    mswlogo Active Member

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    Preheat does squat. After pre heat and 1.5 hours driving with heat blasting. 3 out 4 windows would not go down. It was 10F out.

    They froze as we were driving.

    I think what is happening is condensation forms around the edge of the window near where the gasket touches the glass. Then the condensation freezes the gasket to the glass.

    Also did another experiment on this 120 mile trip at 10F. It was sitting around 320 wh/mi after a good 30 miles. Then I shut the heat off. Drove another 10 miles or so and it went right down to 250 wh/mi.

    It’s not the battery or regen that causes losses. It’s the cabin heater using most of it.

    I also tried recirculate for grins. The windshield fogged up in like 30 seconds.
     
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  3. coleAK

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    ^^^ I’m in Anchorage so we have fairly cold winters. Although Fairbanks would argue that us “southerners” don’t know what cold is.
     
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  4. coleAK

    coleAK Member

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    As for windows and doors freezing shut. I’ve always Used tire wet. An extremely lite coating on all the window and door seals.

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