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Model 3 Preconditioning

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by pazdan, Mar 8, 2018.

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  1. pazdan

    pazdan Member

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    Does anyone know if pre-heating the cabin via the app also preconditions/heats the battery?

    Going to max charge my battery and head on a road trip in a few weeks so I was wonderin how to maximize my range/battery performance (in cold weather).
     
  2. pazdan

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    ...or if you leave it plugged in, does it just always keep the battery warm and ready to operate?
     
  3. Shoal007

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    Neither of those do. Heating the cabin uses about 6-8kwh full blast. Depending on the battery temp, it may take 30-60 min to get it there if at all.
     
  4. kodek

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    Should that be 6-8 kW? Also, those figures seem interesting. How'd you come up with them?
     
  5. Shoal007

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    The cabin heater has been posted somewhere.you are correct kW.
     

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