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Model S in Extreme Cold: Driving at -30 Celsius

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  1. duke_of_ev

    duke_of_ev Member

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    #1 duke_of_ev, Dec 29, 2015
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    Found this video: Model S owner in Barnaul, Russia driving at night. Outside temperature: -30 C° (-22 F°)



    Enjoy:)
     
  2. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Nice to see that it works that great :) I drove in -23C last year in Sweden, no problem at all.
     
  3. swaltner

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    Talk about range anxiety: that iPhone shown at the opening with the iPhone battery at 1% soc. :)
     
  4. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Bah, -30C is no big deal. Routine!
     
  5. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Indeed, that was most of winter last year ... MS drove like a champ.
     
  6. vgrinshpun

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    How about going up to 75mph+ on packed snow covered roads (rear wheel drive) - around 2:10 min into the video? :smile:
     
  7. mknox

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    Was thinking of posting the same thought!

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    Well, on snow covered roads, I keep my speed down a bit, but 60 MPH wouldn't be out of the question if traffic wasn't a concern.
     
  8. MikeL

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    Gotta love you Canadians! It got down to 9 or 10F here a couple of days ago, thought I was going to die!:wink: Kelly's LEAF definitely suffers in the cold - just range, drives fine.
     
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    #9 vgrinshpun, Dec 29, 2015
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    On few occasions when I traveled packed snow covered highways, I've generally kept my speed around 55mph (RWD P85, 19" Blizzaks LM-60 tires).

    These guys seem to be bordering reckless, though. Gunning it to 75mph+, while discussing how roads are spot covered in glare ice, and taking curves at about 50mph, all the while discussing how the go pedal was depressed to the floor and traction control prevented further acceleration...
     
  10. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    So...other than the lack of regen from a cold battery...what exactly were people expecting to happen? Don't really have to worry about the alternator not turning over...
     
  11. mknox

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    Lack of or reduced regen doesn't bother me one bit. The car still has a brake pedal after all. The cold weather benefits trump everything else. It runs as smooth and quiet as it does in summer, heat is immediate, no need to "warm up" an engine or deal with a sputtering rough running ICE. Sure it uses a bit more energy but gas cars use more gas in the winter too.
     
  12. Panoz

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    You are all winter sissies. It got to 20F here this week, beat that!
     
  13. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Got down to -22/-8F here earlier this week.
     
  14. green1

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    Was going to say the same thing. Lowest I saw on the car so far this week was -22c, however I believe the official low that day was -23c. Still waiting for some cold weather though, this heat wave can't last forever!
     
  15. Spurkey

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    *heh* Yup, car works just fine.
     
  16. Lon12

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    Well I got in my cold soaked car at -24c last night. Got the "no regen" warning. Then a few minutes later Stability Control Disabled as well as Traction Control Disabled Contact Tesla Service. After I got home in the garage I did a reset but the message did not go away. Woke up this morning and it had fixed itself. I was hoping I could take the car out and have some fun in a snow covered parking lot with the stability control off! Oh well, maybe next time.
     
  17. m1ker

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    We just recently completed an 850KM trip in the freezing cold -26C (-15F) all on L2 chargers and survived nicely! That was here in Southern Alberta.


    https://youtu.be/BuZ7IfyKtEQ
     

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