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    Default Praire Tesla owners battle loss of heat amid extreme cold

    Praire Tesla owners battle loss of heat amid extreme cold weather after software update


    https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/praire-te...date-1.5729102


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    Doesn't the heat pumps stop working around -20C? Haven't looked at Teslas in a while but other EVs tend to just use a resistive electric heater when its too cold. Wonder if their software update changed that to 'improve efficiency/range'

    Tesla has the following recommendations to hopefully prevent the issue from happening in the first place.

    “Current mitigations are to precondition the vehicle 30-60 minutes prior to departure, use recirculating air mode and use auto mode. Symptoms may still occur when driving in climates -15C and below. If heat does not return please park vehicle in a warmer location and allow vehicle to warm up.
    Some high quality right there.
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    “Drive your ICE car to work if it’s cold out”
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    Well at least they look good and are manufactured well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Well at least they look good and are manufactured well.
    Well manufactured are and good look they least at well.

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    That's funny, they are quoting a Beyond member in that article too.
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    Yup. It’s a car designed in California for California.

    Wipers suck and the new software update is brutal and you can’t go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    Yup. It’s a car designed in California for California.

    Wipers suck and the new software update is brutal and you can’t go back.
    Sad panda noises if benyl is sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
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    Wonder if their software update changed that to 'improve efficiency/range'
    I'm happy for this new software update in this CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Everyone needs to do their part in excessive electricity wastage. I would not own a tesla without indoor parking.

    Gibbons says the purchase was motivated by a desire to save money on fuel costs during his work commute from Calgary to Canmore.
    Interesting commute. I wonder how many years it would take to offset the cost of a new Telsa vs say lightly used or new hybrid.
    Last edited by jutes; 01-06-2022 at 07:56 AM.

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    I had that issue and the recent software update seemed to have fixed everything so far. Now only two issues left - my driver wiper blade sprayer sucks ass in this weather and my driver side window fogs up like crazy.

    I will say I was pretty annoyed with near $70k car that I have stupid ass issues like this - but at least the software update came out pretty quick. But someone derped real hard when then pushed out the v11 update and didn't check everything for cold weather users

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutes View Post
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    Interesting commute. I wonder how many years it would take to offset the cost of a new Telsa vs say lightly used or new hybrid.
    Something tells me there was some marth involved, and it was just a means to justify a 'nice to have' car, not a real biz case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    Something tells me there was some marth involved, and it was just a means to justify a 'nice to have' car, not a real biz case.
    Marth justifying buying an EV?

    You don’t say!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikerS View Post
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    That's funny, they are quoting a Beyond member in that article too.
    I had no idea - I just thought the quote looked funny backwards. I have nothing specifically against Tesla or their owners. (Unlike Prius).
    I own more than one vehicle that I certainly can't and won't drive at these temps, so I don't think it's a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutes View Post
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    Interesting commute. I wonder how many years it would take to offset the cost of a new Telsa vs say lightly used or new hybrid.
    Hybrid wont' save you any money vs ICE if you are on No.1 daily for 45mins each way.

    What he need is a good V8.

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    Sounds like he needs to rethink his living arrangement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jutes View Post
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    I'm happy for this new software update in this CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Everyone needs to do their part in excessive electricity wastage. I would not own a tesla without indoor parking.

    Interesting commute. I wonder how many years it would take to offset the cost of a new Telsa vs say lightly used or new hybrid.
    The garage part is the truth. I would go father and say you need heated indoor parking. My cars are struggling hard with an unheated garage.

    My use case was simple until Covid. 60km out and return commute daily with kids activities on weekend. Cost me $600 per month in gas for the Expedition. I got free charging at work so that translated to $7K a year savings on fuel cost alone. Pays for itself pretty fast.

    A Hybrid doesn't really save fuel on the highway. It works best in stop and go traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    Yup. It’s a car designed in California for California.

    Wipers suck and the new software update is brutal and you can’t go back.
    I see on Tesla forums some owners in rainy climates claim the wipers are downright dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    The garage part is the truth. I would go father and say you need heated indoor parking. My cars are struggling hard with an unheated garage.

    My use case was simple until Covid. 60km out and return commute daily with kids activities on weekend. Cost me $600 per month in gas for the Expedition. I got free charging at work so that translated to $7K a year savings on fuel cost alone. Pays for itself pretty fast.

    A Hybrid doesn't really save fuel on the highway. It works best in stop and go traffic.
    Couldn't you have bought basically any vehicle and save money over the fuel an Expedition uses?

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    Do EV's have a "block" heater plug, where you can keep your batteries warm with a normal 110v outlet, but not have to use a charging cord?
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    The AHS system is quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    Do EV's have a "block" heater plug, where you can keep your batteries warm with a normal 110v outlet, but not have to use a charging cord?
    Can’t you charge an EV on 120V it’s just slow? I’m guessing that’s the answer to that rather than put in another redundant heater.
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