Submitted by Alternator on 18. April 2016
I reserved a Model 3, but have some concerns about the climate in my area. I live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Canada. Some days the temperature can go down to -40 or even -50 on rare occasions. Will this void my warranty for the vehicle or cause any damage to the battery? There are outlets all over the city since ICE cars need to be plugged in during the winter, so the main issue is whether I can actually own a Tesla in my city. If anyone could provide an official response to this that would be excellent. I spoke with someone on the phone at Tesla and he said the warranty is not voided by cold weather because "we sell Tesla's in Norway". So far these are $100,000 vehicles whose owners likely have a garage to store them in. Will it survive outside so long as it's plugged in?