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Model S Cold weather testing

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  1. jcstp

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  2. tdelta1000

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    I guess the video answers some of the critics about how well the Model S well perform in cold climates.
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    sweet, thanks! Watching now :)

    *edit* maybe it's just me, but I expected more. I guess it handled well, but where's the donuts!?!
     
  4. Suntronics

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    Nice post and from a belgium blogger :)
     
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    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    The dramatic music probably threw you off. I was half-expecting it to break through the ice...:wink:
     
  6. loganss

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    Yeah all the camera cuts killed it for me. I wanted to see more footage of how it did without cut aways.
     
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    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Ehum, OK I know that the car can't be right-hand drive, right? They must have mirrored that last shot. :confused:
     
  8. ckessel

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    Well, that was...kind of dull. I wish it'd given some details about the results of the test. Just watching a car drive around in snow wasn't terribly insightful.
     
  9. NigelM

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    Why not? They could be testing the version for Asia/UK couldn't they?
     
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    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Seems to me a little early to start mucking around with right-hand drive. And also this post from GeorgeB:


    If it's the same car as in Santana Row, then it was left-hand drive. (I'm recuperating from a bug here... I should have had all this figured out at time of the first post.) I guess the editor just thought it would look better to have the car exit left... Anyway, moving on...
     
  11. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Absolutely... That looked like my winter commute, with less traffic and less snow !

    I would have liked to see what happened when the car lost traction and seemed to start a spin (into a camera cut!), and how it did with starting (especially stopping) in these snow & ice conditions.

    Basic stuff, this was fluff (sorry, read Dr. Seuss to my kids earlier :tongue:)
     
  12. tdelta1000

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    Great video but it raise mores questions about the "S" and its experiences during this cold weather test:

    * What was the coldest temp recorded during the testing?
    * How long did the "S" take to warm the interior?
    * What were the battery readings during the testing?
    * What was the power loss due to the cold temp?
    * What was the power loss due to interior warming?
    * How long was that "S" exposed to those temps?
    * What type of tires were on the "S" at the time of filming?

    TM thanks for sharing the video and now we know the "S" likes cold weather.
     
  13. Doug_G

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    Yeah, it was fluff... basically saying "look... we did winter testing, see?" Nicely put together, but sub-zero information content.
     
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    Yes, it needs more data and I thought a psycho killer was going to leap out with the music. ;)

    Did they have two different cars? It looked like a white and a silver one but it could just be the lighting.
     
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    Looked again. Looks like silver with 21" and white with 19" wheels. Now I'm curious if one was the performance version and the other regular.
     
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    Give the guys at Tesla some time to look at the numbers first. A video is easy to make, I'm sure the results will follow...
     
  17. tdelta1000

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    Oh of course Zorba results will follow but how difficult is it to provide information similar to this... (The Model S with the 21" inch wheels spent three days in the conditions at temperatures ranging from -1 to 8 degrees F. On one observation, the interior took three minutes to go from ambient to a toasty 68 degrees...) And that's all I'm looking for. Ultimately, I want to see that the "S" is capable of surviving in any climate, any altitude, or any reasonable condition the my current vehicle faces and perform up to par.
     
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    I think it was the same grey car and they swap the wheels. It is true that it is difficult to see the color with the cloudy weather.
     
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    Look carefully at the beginning of the video, it says : temp ranging from -10F to 15F.
    Doesn't answer all your questions though, at least that's one you can tick off ;-)
     
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    Due to untimely cuts in the video right in the middle of a turn (or lateral transition), one can only assume that the car spun out right after those cuts... otherwise the full turns would have been shown.
     

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