Submitted by Glaze72 on September 14, 2013
Not an owner yet, but I hope to be at some point. I am hoping for a two-door coupe to be sold by Tesla in the near future (and if anyone has information that I have not been able to pry out of Google's cold, dead hands, I would appreciate it), but if not, I am looking at a Model S.
One question that a friend posed to me is the issue of icing as it pertains to the door handles. As we all know, the handles automatically recess into the body of the car once you walk away through the key-fob function. I live in Chicago, where ice and snow is always a concern during the winter. Does anyone know what (if any) measures Tesla has taken to alleviate the possibility of the handles icing over and not being able to pop out once the owner approaches? I park at a train station which is exposed to the weather, so in the event of a heavy snowfall or freezing rain, this is a legitimate concern.