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Tesla Newbie- Charge loss rate in low temps

Discussion in 'Model S' started by hickin, Nov 20, 2016.

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  1. hickin

    hickin Member

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    I've had a 90d since sept, and have a slightly atypical charging situation. I live in Jersey City, NJ, and do not have (easy) access to any charging in my high-rise apartment building, so I typically charge my car at the RT-17 supercharger 20 miles away, which is on my to my typical upstate NY driving destinations.. I will not be using my car for the next 2 weeks, and the temperature has started to drop quite a bit. I have 134 miles of range in the car right now, and will be physically out of town for the next 10 days...

    Should I err on the side of caution and go charge the car now, or will it retain 50 miles of range over the next 10 days with winter weather finally here? I realize no one can easily give an exact answer, but I'm curious if anyone has specific experience leaving the car unattended and uncharged for over a week in winter time?
     
  2. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    You'll be cutting it close in winter, I would charge more before you leave. Also turn off always connected, and resist the temptation to check your car remotely-- that wakes it up and the systems will use more power until it goes back into a deep sleep.
     
  3. hickin

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    Thanks, TexasEv, per your recommendation, I'll charge it tonight.
     
  4. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I toally agree. Change up to 90% if you can. Cold temps create high vampire loss.
     

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