cold weather range

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by papab, Jan 15, 2020.

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  1. papab

    papab New Member

  2. Paul K

    Paul K Active Member

    2018 Leaf 40kwh pack. My absolute best GOM indicated range in summer time tooling around town in Kingston Ontario was 300km. At minus 20C when you have to use the heater it shows 180km which is a 40% loss. I must emphasize that this is the difference between the absolutely best and worst range calcs.
     
  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Cold weather:
    • tire inflation pressure decreases which increases rolling drag
    • air density increases which increases high speed aerodynamic drag
    • tires lose flexibility and heat quicker
    • car loses heat needed to keep batteries in sweet spot
    • loses heat to keep windows clear and significant other happy
    Bob Wilson
     

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