Model X

Snow on the roof

edited November -1 in Model X
What happen if you got lots of snow ( Quebec / Canada) on the roof and you try to open the back door (falcon wings) ?
tks for the answaer

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  • edited November -1
    you clean it off and go on your merry way.
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    Vawlkus: +1
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    I sense a bit of a Californian denial on the fact that snow in the backseat might be impractical...
    Vawlkus: -2
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    If you don't want to have snow on the back seat then clean it off first.

    Vawlkus: +3
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    Often you will have ice on the roof as well (under the snow, due snow melting and then freezing..), that is not so easy to remove..
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    Just coming out of a Noreaster snowstorm:

    Vawlkus +4

    In New Jersey, if you drive with snow on the roof, you will get fined. If you cause an accident because of the snow on the roof, you are responsible for all damage. The law was enacted afrer a piece of ice flew off a truck and almost killed a police officer who was driving behind the truck.
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    I don't know snow? Really?

    <a href="; target="_blank"><img src="; border="0" alt=" photo snow3.jpg"/></a>

    Try again, this is overnight for me.
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    At the Tesla event in Oslo today someone asked Elon how the Model X dealt with snow on the roof. His answer was they hadn't exactly tested how it would behave. His advise was to brush it off before you leave. That drew quite a few laughs from the crowd in Norway in a positive way. Most people seemed to think that was the only logical way to deal with it.
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    On many mainstream cars, the upper part of the door extends 2-3 inches into the roof. It is normal practice to remove the snow before you open the door . . . unless you want snow in your seat!
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    Yes, removing the snow before you go is the obvious solution.

    The real issue is,
    can the wing be opened with little effort from the inside with snow and ice on the door,?

    And can the doors be opened without the ice damaging the doors?

    As an after thought, if the doors get frozen shut,IE: water between the door seal and the door, how much force is required to open them.

    Tesla, you better check this out dudes.

    Go tesla Go.
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