Submitted by atomkramer on August 5, 2013
I want to order an X as our next weekend ski season commuter but am concerned about a few things. Our weekend commute from the Vancouver area to Sun peaks in the interior of BC is 385 km's or 240 miles. This takes about 3.5 to 4 hours, but with highway / avalanche closures, it has taken us as long as 6 hours. We generally only stop for a very brief restroom break at the top of the pass.
We have a home at the mountain that will support fast charging, but we do not park in our garage, so would be charging the X outside in up to -30c temperatures (-22f). We do this every weekend from late Nov to mid April, and are up for as long as two weeks over Christmas.
Is this a crazy idea and I am putting my family at risk?? I have not found a source within Tesla that can provide any answers. Are there S owners with experience in cold weather driving and charging as well as deep snow road conditions? Not sure where to turn for answers?!