Submitted by greg on Thu, 2019-12-12 12:43
I purchased a model S in the spring and am heading into my first winter with the car and trying to understand how cold temps affect range and battery.
We had a cold night in the teens last night. I got in the car this morning showing 97 miles of range, drove one mile to go shopping and the car showed 92 miles of range. I shopped for an hour and the car showed 88 miles of range. I drove one mile back home and went back out 3 hours later and the car showed 80 miles of range. The 30 mile average was showing ~450wh/mi. Temps were around 30.
Again, i am a winter Tesla newbie, so perhaps this is normal. Basically, i am trying to figure things out and set expectations as far as range in colder temps.
Does the above seem normal?
Should i be expecting to lose 5mi every time i stop the car for a bit, and another 10+ each cold night?