Submitted by CurrieG on Tue, 2012-01-03 17:08
What cold weather provisions are there built into the design of the model S and how is its Performance affected?
What effect does cold (Canada ~ -10 to -25 Deg C) winter have on battery life / mileage range?Especially with Winter items ON such as interior heater, rear window defroster, heated seats, etc?
In other words, if I am driving in winter with the interior heater and rear window defroster on, what % loss of mileage distance / range should I expect? My guess ~25% reduction in mileage?
How does the cold weather effect the Lithium Battery charge / performance.
(Note: I live in Toronto, Canada and have a Reservation for a TESLA Model S, Performance)