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Tesla and summer heat

Masoud

Member
Nov 16, 2015
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Temora, NSW, Australia
Hi,

Just wondering, how do the Tesla cars handle the summer heat? Especially in regions of Australia with hot climate, or anywhere with hot dry climate?

Do the batteries get really hot? What are the cooling systems like?

Thanks Masoud
 

Saghost

Well-Known Member
Oct 9, 2013
8,217
7,010
Delaware
Hi,

Just wondering, how do the Tesla cars handle the summer heat? Especially in regions of Australia with hot climate, or anywhere with hot dry climate?

Do the batteries get really hot? What are the cooling systems like?

Thanks Masoud

Tesla uses a full thermal management system, with a liquid coolant circulated through the battery pack that can be heated, cooled with radiators, or held below ambient temperatures using the car's air conditioning system.

Tesla and GM seem to have the most sophisticated TMS systems, and I doubt you'd have any issues. There are several folks here from Arizona who seem quite happy with the car in the desert heat.
Walter
 

mikeash

Active Member
Oct 26, 2014
1,105
703
Fairfax, VA, USA
It's glorious. You can turn on the AC from your phone well before you go out to the car, so it's always nice inside once you get in. Cooling uses little power, so this barely impacts range. The batteries have powerful cooling systems as well and are always taken care of.
 

bb07

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Feb 13, 2015
52
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Melbourne, VIC
It's glorious. You can turn on the AC from your phone well before you go out to the car, so it's always nice inside once you get in. Cooling uses little power, so this barely impacts range. The batteries have powerful cooling systems as well and are always taken care of.

+1 I live in Australia and use the pre-cooling feature all the time!
 

TES-E

Member
Jun 23, 2014
412
55
Casa Grande, AZ
No problems in sunny Arizona. I have driven the car in 110 degree weather without issue. Pre-cooling while plugged helps a lot, but the car works fine if you don't.
 

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