Edit: I am updating this poll thread on October 18, 2015. I am hoping that if we make a concerted effort, we may be able to get Tesla to add some sort of traction pack pre-heating to version 7.1 or a later version, since they have added battery heating for performance reasons to version 7 with the "Max Battery Power" option. My plan is to write them again, mentioning the fact that they now have an option to heat the pack anyway, and also directing them to this poll. This ends the October 18, 2015 edit. The text below this was written on February 8, 2015. --- I recently started a thread that included a letter I sent to Tesla suggesting that they offer the ability to heat the battery pack as an option not tied to cabin heating. In the letter I asked for the ability to do this through the mobile apps, and independent of range mode. I also asked for the ability to schedule this heating, so that we could set a time when we wanted the battery pack warmed and ready to go. The benefits of this would be numerous. For starters, we would be able to heat the pack even if we forget to turn range mode off, which would allow us to leave range mode on all the time if we so desire. We would be able to heat the battery pack without needing to heat the cabin, which would save energy. We would be able to sufficiently heat the pack to so that we have regenerative braking available at the start of our trips. And we would be more easily able to use shore power to get the battery up to temperature, which could mean more range available for driving. You can see the thread, and comment here if you like: Suggestion for battery pre-heating and charge-end scheduling sent to Tesla There have been many positive comments in this thread. I decided to start this poll, in an attempt to demonstrate to Tesla just how much battery heating might help Tesla owners, and how many Tesla owners might want it. Please take a moment to vote in this poll, to let other TMC forum members, and I hope eventually Tesla know how you feel about battery heating as an option. Thanks.