I see Teslas almost every day here in the Phoenix area. Hopefully, some of those drivers are on the Forum, and can offer me advice about how their cars perform in these summertime conditions.
First, do you see any range change based probably on temperatures? 115 is HOT no matter where you are, but the sun beating down adds to that heat.
Second, how about your paint? Any signs of deterioration that could be due to the higher UV indexes that last longer? Anyone apply a UV resistant coating to their paint?
Third, does the aircon REALLY work well? My ICE cars are 'iffy' after being parked in the sun.
Fourth, do windshield heat shields keep the interior cooler? And what do you do for the glass top?
Fifth, if anyone has had their car long enough, can you project the lifespan of the 12V battery?
Sixth, what do you do for car washing in this heat?
Seventh, has anyone experienced an unusual failure that they can contribute to the heat?
Thanks in advance!