So, in a recent thread, I posted a theory that HV batteries that are in warmer climes degrade faster than ones in colder climes. I’m sure that notion may have crossed the minds of quite a few of you. DaveEV mentioned that that idea would follow the Arrhenius Equation.
I wondered if there would be an easy way to test this idea. I know Tesla and many of the 3rd party app developers have tons of data that would help, but no one seems to want to do the analysis.
I took a TeslaFi chart posted by ScottF250, and overlaid a grid to help people visualize where their 3 would fall.
What I want to do is ask a simple question: For people with a LR Model 3, looking at your mileage and plotting it on the above chart. Are you above or below the Fleet Average green line? And, do you live in what would be considered a warm climate, like Florida, Texas, SoCal, or similar location; or do you live in what would be considered a cold climate, like Maine, Minnesota, Alaska, Canada, or similar?
So, the four choices would be:
1) ABOVE the green line, COLD climate
2) ABOVE the green line, WARM climate
3) BELOW the green line, COLD climate
4) BELOW the green line, WARM climate
Okay, not everyone lives in Florida and Maine where it's obviously warm or cold, so I've added a couple choices for those in mixed climates.
For example, I have 15,000+ miles on my 3, where the fleet average is about 296 miles, and my estimated Range is still 310 miles. I live in a colder climate, Maine. So, I would choose ABOVE the green line, COLD climate.