Submitted by Alan Pratt on August 20, 2012
I really want to buy a Tesla. However, living in Canada means that winter driving is brutal. Not only do we need snow tires, but our roads are covered with corrosive salt. I have my eye on an all wheel drive Model X because it will be superior in snow to the rear wheel drive Model S.
What I would really like to know is how susceptible Teslas will be to cold weather conditions, from a driving perspective and from the perspective of corrosion and of course battery life and range issues that may be affected by low temperatures. I wish that our climate was the same as Fremont's but it isn't!
It would be great to have some analysis from Tesla on these issues. I know that the cars use aluminum extensively, but are there exposed parts that will be subject to corrosion? Battery life and range issues will also be key in determining if a Tesla is realistic for we who live in the Great White North.