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App Battery Warming

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Description

On the Tesla App, allow warming the batteries when charging power is present and the battery temperature is lower than the threshold for full regen.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

This might be a safety feature because on icy roads without regen it’s a sudden change of driving behaviour. On very cold days (-5°C) it can take up to 50 km of driving until regen is 100% available if you have charged outside a garage before. And braking energy is lost in winter.

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Category: Tags: entered 7-Mar-2015

2 Comments

This is usually addressed by using the mobile app to turn on the AC, which begins to warm the pack.

Software 6.1 now adds the learning feature for A/C preconditioning (although I much prefer a manually set schedule option, not always "learned").

 
AndyM
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According to Tesla tech support, at low temperatures, the only heat the battery receives is from heating the passenger compartment.

As part of the winter package, include a heating pad under the batteries:

  1. Temperature initiated (on when temps <50 deg F (+/-) &, off when battery reaches, say 50% (or higher) of regen capability)

  2. Manual on/off control

  3. Understanding this would have a significant amp draw, this feature could be limited to when the battery is being externally charged.