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Winter Driving Test - My Crazy Laneway

Discussion in 'Canada' started by mcfadyena, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. mcfadyena

    mcfadyena Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    Just picked up my Model s (85KW) this morning. First off, it's incredible.

    My fear over the past few months of waiting has been winter driving. I have a ridiculous lane way and use 4 wheel-drive for my other vehicle. Wouldn't you know it, delivery day here in Ontario has come during a Freezing Rain warning, and we've seen snow, rain, and freezing rain for
    most of the day.

    The 160 KM drive back from Toronto was great - no issues in the weather. I plowed the lane way before I left, but arrived to a snow-covered mess. Figured I give it a shot because I need to know sooner or later how well it drives up and down the lane!


    Surprisingly, I made it up without a hitch. The traction control light blinked the whole way, but it made it up without issue. Twice (I left and came back again). I have the Tesla Winter Tire package on it.

    To put it in perspective, here's a video of my lane way from last year. Conditions today were worse.
    My Crazy Laneway - YouTube

    Hope that helps put any fears to rest on winter traction! I'll update if/when I have my first trouble getting up the lane.
     
  2. Forty Creek

    Forty Creek Member

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    Congratulations, on all fronts!
     
  3. 772

    772 Member

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    Very cool! And, oh yeah, congrats! :wink:
     
  4. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Jesus! You have to plow that thing?! :scared:
     
  5. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    I feel your pain, my own drive is a bit shorter but similar in slope and curve and the road at the end is not nearly as busy; it is one reason I'd rather have a MX instead of an S but obviously my fears of RWD on ice are not well founded. Please contribute to the winter driving threads as you gain more experience.
    Congratulations!
     

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