Climate Change Kills Tesla

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    In the new extremes of climate change a Tesla car is useless. We are wasting our natural resources building Teslas, we are releasing more CO2 into the air building Teslas. We are using coal and oil building Teslas. Now we find out that you can not depend on a Tesla in extreme weather or emergencies!

    Cold Weather Driving

     
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    And in the extreme heat? Well they have a cooling system for the battery so if it must be charged in the heat it is using more electricity to cool the batteries so that they dont catch fire. A very real danger.
     
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    Wow, National Geographic is even complaining.
    In Tesla Motors-NYT Spat, Cold Realities About Electric Cars

     
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    Musk is killing Tesla with his antics.

    The man has some serious issues going on and Wall St is noticing
     
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    These EV's are ghey.....nobody wants them. Look at sales numbers.
     
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    Considering the OP it is plain he is causing more pollution just by opening his mouth.
     
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    Dead Battery Experience

    The real learnings here are:

    Sub zero cold weather is a real energy drainer. In multiple ways.

    - Heating the cabin and battery,

    - higher air resistance

    - and most importantly less usable energy available in the battery during extreme cold weather. The battery never gets a chance to warm itself enough to get to an optimum temperature. In this trip you consumed 0.330*170 = 56 kWh. Since you charged to car to 90% this means your full bartery can only hold 56/0.9 = 62.3 kWh.

    Obviously even with degradation you may have close to 70kWh, but at this low temperature and at your rate of discharge you were only able to extract 62.3kWh. On a good 70F day and driving at 65mph you would have been able to drive the full 220 miles or even more at 300 wh/mile.
     
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    Sorry Electra, although I agree Electric cars struggles in cold weather, from the comment section:

    "nick-r | January 7, 2014
    Update: I took the car to a public charging station and found that it charged fine. I also tried a different outlet in the house (regular 110 line) with the same problem, so the problem was the charging cable itself.

    Tesla is sending me a new charging cable overnight."
     
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