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Winter delivery vs. Summer delivery

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ElArc, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. ElArc

    ElArc New Member

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    Hi, Interested in understanding a point of view on taking delivery of a new Tesla in the winter months vs summer months? Is there any info to suggest that introducing a new Tesla battery immediately into a chicago winter would "damage" the functionality of the battery? My car will be garaged but not in a heated garage. It is attached to my house and I believe the garage is insulated. Any thoughts are appreciated. Currently I'm taking delivery in Dec.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  2. hingisfan

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    No worries....actually taking delivery in the winter will make you learn right away what the car can do in winter with regards to range. It might be a shock if you are used to summer first.
     
  3. Chrisizzle

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    I'll agree with hingisfan. I got mine in Toronto during November last year on a snowy day. I immediately had to drive to winterize my cottage 2-hours away. I was fine with the range and learned how to modify my long range driving. When summer hit, I was amazed at how much further I could go.

    The experience must be different (and I imagine disappointing) for anyone who got their car in August to see their range cut by 25% in January.
     
  4. shelbri

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    Keep it plugged in whenever it isn't in use and don't worry about it. I leave mine outside (no garage) plugged in at our Vermont ski home during the winter and haven't had any issues.
     
  5. mikeash

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    My understanding is that being cold is actually good for the batteries if they're not being used. If they are being used, the car will heat them up appropriately.
     
  6. ElArc

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    Thanks everyone for your comments..gives me the confidence I need to move forward with delivery
     
  7. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I believe when it comes to temperature the warranty states that it's void if the car is exposed to ambient temperatures below -22°F for more than 24 hours at a time, or something like that. Something about temperatures below -22F for 24 hours. So you should be good in Chicago.
     

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