Submitted by iamgrey on February 16, 2013
With the stories in the media in the last few days, obviously all attention is focused on how cold weather affects the performance of the Model S. I live in the Kansas City area, so I'm interested in hot weather issues as well as cold weather issues. Two specific items come to mind...
Obviously air conditioning in summer will have an impact on range just as heating in winter does. Are those similar in magnitude?
How does the control pad fare in really hot weather? For obvious reasons, it has been compared to having a very large iPad in the dash. But I"ve had more than one friend who has left an iPhone or iPad in their car during the hot summertime only to find that the device went into thermal shock due to the incredibly hot temperatures that build up inside the cabin. These devices had to cool down significantly before starting up. Has anyone seen problems of this sort with the Model S control pad?