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Tesla and summer heat


Well-Known Member
Oct 9, 2013

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.

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