How Miserable Is A Winter Tesla Road Trip? -18°C & Broken Superchargers

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Can a Tesla Model 3 handle driving well below freezing for a road trip? How do cold temperatures affect electric car range? Comparison of summer versus winter driving efficiency!
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I drove my 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance 2,500 miles to test its performance and efficiency in freezing conditions. Temperatures reached as low as 0°F (-18°C), and rarely jumped above freezing. There were icy parking lots, snow filled wheels, snow storms, and chilling temperatures, allowing for the ultimate test of Tesla's winter efficiency and performance. I also encountered my first broken supercharger, it genuinely would not provide any charge for my car!
This video will cover the 2,500 mile road trip, how navigation and superchargers work, why cold temperatures result in less range, what studies have been performed to estimate winter efficiency, what my actual efficiency was, how this relates to gasoline vehicles in terms of fuel equivalency, different driving strategies to minimize stops or minimize total driving/charing time, how higher speeds affect efficiency, how wheels and tires affect efficiency, charging at night vs morning, broken superchargers, how much EV road trips cost, how comfortable the road trip is in a Tesla, and Tesla's AutoPilot and Full Self Driving features. It's a data and info packed video, enjoy!

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  • poni302


    3 саат мурун

    I don't know about anyone else but I leave for work at 5am and there better be some significant alarms or not allow me to drive if I'm plugged in ...cause I know what will happen if not LOL

  • Reddylion


    15 саат мурун


  • 404TRUCKER


    Күн мурун

    Ok, look, im in trucking, it takes me about 10 to 15 mins to fuel up my big truck with about 140 gals of diesel fuel. I can typically get about 900 to 1000 miles on a fill up. It can be more for some trucks that are spec'ed with bigger tanks. As a business and time management, it doesn't make since to wait that long to charge up. Not to mention, all that time wasted getting on and off the road.

  • AboveTheGround


    Күн мурун

    very informative video! very helpful!

  • Mark Conor

    Mark Conor

    Күн мурун

    The stops and driving like I’m driving miss daisy are not worth the hassle of saving few bucks.

  • Ryan Doyle

    Ryan Doyle

    2 күн мурун

    Paused the vid to type this so not sure if he covers it yet.
    It's interesting that to do 2000 miles in summer he had to stop 12 times for many hours overall but in a normal European ice model vehicle that gets about 50-60mpg,you'd only have to stop 4-5 times for 10 minutes each.
    This is where EVs still lack, unfortunately.

  • flyboynextdoor


    2 күн мурун

    “This video was 18months in the making” cause that’s how long it takes to drive an EV 2500miles in the winter

  • Stormspark


    2 күн мурун

    I'm getting a 2021 refresh Model 3...should be around the middle of May. Mine will have the heat pump which is great, and it will also have Autopilot, Autosteer, and traffic aware cruise control (but not full self driving). And while the occasional broken supercharger can be inconvenient, I can't count the number of times I've stopped at a gas station that had at least one broken pump. If you do encounter a supercharger that looks like someone ran into it like that, is there a way to report those to Tesla? The complainers also don't take into account that supercharing is BY FAR the most expensive charging option, so in normal conditions you will be spending a lot less than you would be for gas even in a fuel efficient car. In my case I'll be able to do almost all my charging for free. I almost never take a trip further than 100 miles, which I will be able to do there and back on one charge. And while my free charging will mostly be level 1, I do not drive much (around 10 miles/week on average except when I take a trip), so leaving the car plugged into a level 1 charger for a couple days to charge after a 200 mile trip is no big deal.

  • Smokey Yunick

    Smokey Yunick

    3 күн мурун

    Supposedly if you don’t charge a battery to full it will go out on you faster, you’ll lose distance quicker too a lot quicker than if you charged to full batteries are designed to be discharged then fully recharged before use, if not you can damage the battery so if it was my car I would charge it to 100% for longer battery life

  • devintheawesome2344


    3 күн мурун

    I think what we learned here is that Jason is a criminal /delinquent who recklessly drives at 80 mph...

  • Freemaysin


    4 күн мурун

    Bucket's stuntin!

  • Donald Lee

    Donald Lee

    4 күн мурун

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  • Marauderman Marauderman

    Marauderman Marauderman

    4 күн мурун

    The thing to keep in mind when considering the effects of heat use on range is that heat use is a per hour cost, not a per mile cost. While there may be some additional cooling due to the air flow the energy needed to maintain the temp per hour should not be significantly different whether you are sitting still, going 30 mph or going 75 mph. Since the average speed of the average driver is 33 mph, if your road trip was mainly on the interstate and other high speed roads that don't have stop lights every block I'd bet your average mph was roughly double that number. So double your ~20% range loss to account for driving for twice as many hours for the same number of miles and you have a ~40% range loss.

  • Dirty Tesla

    Dirty Tesla

    5 күн мурун

    I can't believe you were in St. Joseph Michigan and didn't stop by to try out FSD Beta :l

  • Allen Wilbur

    Allen Wilbur

    7 күн мурун

    He should say Scamdemic instead of pandemic.

  • Christian Lundblad

    Christian Lundblad

    7 күн мурун

    So what's the mechanical cost difference of a long road trip in Tesla vs a normal car? I'm sure there is less noticeable wear on the motor, but do you have to be concerned about a drop in battery capacity as well?

  • Happybanana


    9 күн мурун

    Buy Toyota prius and you will have only 3 stops for that trip and actually spend less money on petrol than tesla on supercharging! :) But EV is sligtly enviroment frindly!!

  • James Peyton

    James Peyton

    11 күн мурун

    I have a Hyundai Sonota hybrid and I get over 45 mpg on a trip. The new ones get 52 mpg. More room better ride and cheaper to drive.

  • Alastair Archibald

    Alastair Archibald

    12 күн мурун

    I'm a management system auditor in the UK. At present, I'm able to work over MS Teams, but come June, I'll be on the road again. I work to the clock, meaning I need to be somewhere at a certain time. Also, I may have two trips per day. I can't afford to spend 40 minutes charging every 200 miles. And in my 1.5l petrol car, it doesn't matter if I have the climate control on or off, or if I use the rear window and mirror de-icing heaters, summer or winter. I get pretty much the same range, and only spend (say) ten minutes at a petrol station every 500 miles or so.

  • 蕉蕉康JJKang


    13 күн мурун

    Did you cat get car sick? Did it freak out initially?

  • Isac Wettero

    Isac Wettero

    13 күн мурун

    You Save money to buy a tesla in Sweden.
    1L of gas = 16SEK at the moment. (16SEK = 1.83$)

  • Wayne Morgan RCDD

    Wayne Morgan RCDD

    14 күн мурун

    Have you considered any of the new ALL WEATHER tires ie Michelin Cross climate 2 and others such as Verdstein Quadtrac Pro...I live in an area that gets some snow and am trying to avoid having both summer winter tires and rims

  • Noah Blunt

    Noah Blunt

    14 күн мурун

    efficiency be dammed, I don't want 2 tires blowing out on a road trip

  • tipoomaster


    14 күн мурун

    Wait wait wait, why was the cat not the headline here

  • JDMerica


    14 күн мурун

    Remember not everyone road trips single either. Last trip to Disney we took the F150 Platinum and it had over 500 miles range on a tank. But I was NEVER able to use anywhere near that because I have 2 small children that need to stop all the time for food/bathroom etc. The next Disney trip we'll be taking the M3P and it's probably going to take me the same amount of time.

  • Arijan Siska

    Arijan Siska

    17 күн мурун

    This is what I don't understand. Same trip in a modern car would save you 6h of driving, 8h of charging, 1 hotel stay and if this was a diesel car probably 10% on fuel/electricity cost...

  • Allen Loser

    Allen Loser

    17 күн мурун

    In August 2019 I made a trip from Hagerstown MD to Jonesboro AR and back over a period of 4 1/2 days.
    There was 140 miles on the trip odometer when I left on a Thursday night at about 7:30 pm. I drove as far as I could without falling asleep at the wheel. I stopped in Charleston WV.
    I stopped for fuel three times on the trip. I refueled a fourth time after I got home. Total elapsed distance on four tanks of diesel fuel was 2,.067 miles. Total fuel cost was $108.05 for 39.55 gallons of diesel fuel. Time spent refueling four times was about 15 minutes.
    Fuel cost for the Tesla for 2,000 miles : $177.65 or 64% more than for my diesel.
    I'm not so enlightened as to trade off convenience and lower fuel cost per mile for efficiency and reducing my contribution to Increasing Entropy of the Universe.

  • Royal Riding

    Royal Riding

    17 күн мурун

    My CJAA TDI gets right about 40mpg (completely stock, no tune. With emissions deletes and tunes I've heard they can get mid to high 40s). It would have taken 61.25 gallons of diesel. At the national average of $3.10 for a gallon, that puts me at $189 for the trip. A whole $13 more expensive, without any range anxiety. I'll just stick with my TDI

  • sussexdriver75


    17 күн мурун

    10:22 so you spend 8 hours with 2000 miles worth of charging? Well if a normal 2 Litre petrol or diesel engine car has got a range of 500-600 miles that is 4 or 5 times filling the tank which takes 5 minutes every time, in total half an hour! But because it's "green" it will take you 8 hours! Thanks but I don't have that time to waste... Also the cheapest Model 3 is £43k in the UK and for example a Toyota or a Skoda Octavia Estate with 2.0L TDI engine is only £25k that means I will have £18k for fuel in my pocket which is enough for 18 year to fuel my car. Well I guess a green car isn't that green...

  • S Tho

    S Tho

    19 күн мурун

    However, when they break into the economy market, then the laws of physics and the cost of chargers is going to be the same or worse.
    2013 Fiesta (still driving great BTW), 42mpg US, means 2000 miles is 5 fuelings at 3-5 minutes each and about $125 at 2.50 a gal.
    Assuming every other stop was the hotel, then 5 minutes dealing with fuel, then find any hotel. Supercharging means either 30 minutes loving your car before getting to your room, or stopping at a hotel just because you can supercharge there, getting to your room, then coming out to move the car before the Tesla computer cop fines you (and basic courtesy).
    For money and time to burn drivers, the car is great. Breaking into the economy appliance car market is going to be a challenge. When they do you'll see waiting cues at the chargers, more broken chargers, more cars just left there in your way.
    Once a thing becomes ubitquous it becomes less pleasant. The problem with public transit was always..... The Public.

  • Lawrence Ralph

    Lawrence Ralph

    19 күн мурун

    This was very helpful. You are a thoughtful. You would use a Crosstrek on a long road trip. That's the takeaway.
    I was looking at an older Tesla S. Main trip is 400 mi LA to SF a few times per year. It takes 6.5 hours in an ICE. Would take 8 hours in a 70kWh car with a degraded battery. Doable.

  • cnchess


    19 күн мурун

    The real problem with electric vehicles is that there is not enough generation capacity in the USA to power them. If you look at the total energy use, you will discover that the energy value of petroleum is about equal to the energy used to produce electricity. So, to replace gasoline powered vehicles with electric vehicles you are looking to double the generation capacity in the country. The same politicians who are pushing electric cars are also pushing to shut down electrical generation other than wind and solar. Those two systems together after billions of dollars of "investment'" account for less than 5% of the generation AND as Texas showed us this year, they are not reliable. So, ignoring the environmental cost of the batteries and the time wasted watching the battery charger work, there is simply no chance that electric vehicles will replace petroleum fueled vehicles. But, they will crush our freedom of movement, which is the political goal.

  • Enteraname


    19 күн мурун

    Ill buy a Tesla when I can go 1000 miles on a charge. Great video!

  • ajkorras


    19 күн мурун

    Did you report the supercharger issues? That's what people should do.

  • THE Grmcrckr

    THE Grmcrckr

    20 күн мурун

    Tesla will never win the Cannonball. Too much time charging vs fueling.

  • Myke Vidrio

    Myke Vidrio

    21 күн мурун

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  • Cnupoc


    22 күн мурун

    do you keep your Tesla in a garage?
    How do you think a Tesla would operate if it was parked outside the whole time during winter?

  • Peter Zhang

    Peter Zhang

    22 күн мурун

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  • MrKlaw


    22 күн мурун

    But how fast would that summer trip have been if you used the new tactics?

  • hochy


    23 күн мурун

    Cat. Leather seats. Cat. Leather seats. Cat. Leather seats. Cat

  • Dayton D

    Dayton D

    23 күн мурун

    When you are worried about time yet your driving a electric car which will take more time due to having to stop to charge LMFAO!

  • patrick power

    patrick power

    24 күн мурун

    why all the gesturing it makes your speech less interesting and when i was at school it was called being rude..

  • Bob Sykes

    Bob Sykes

    24 күн мурун

    So maybe the biggest drawback besides sitting around charging stations for 8 hours in a 38 hour total trip, is that means you wasted 21% of your time charging compared to your time driving. On the other hand, the equivalent gallons of gas used is so low it is shocking. I guess since almost nobody drives 2,000 or 2,500 miles at a time, this car makes some sense for a lot of people. I liked your honest overview of the whole thing (versus gasoline or hybrid cars) at the end.

  • Alexander Briggs

    Alexander Briggs

    24 күн мурун

    Yeah, the 8ish hours spent charging for 30 hours of driving is just absurd to me. That's basically like adding an entire additional day to your trip, which means you're spending an additional night in a hotel

  • Kevin Berg

    Kevin Berg

    24 күн мурун

    An additional benefit to stopping more often with a heat pump equipped Tesla is that the additional fast charging stops will help keep the battery warmer, which is helpful to improve the efficiency of the heat pump and also reduce the need for battery pre-heating.
    Generally speaking, with most long range EVs, charging to about 50-60% state of charge is going to be the fastest. Pretty much all of them will slow down after about 60%, some more than others.

  • Tomas Watch Reviews

    Tomas Watch Reviews

    24 күн мурун

    what if your right foot is heavy? Does that affect a lot?

  • cawag98


    24 күн мурун

    oh dear - a winter with cold and snow! I fear I'll remember some of these data later, or have a dream about them...

  • CS


    26 күн мурун

    So in conclusion when you drive a Tesla you have to sacrifice your life expectancy time on this earth to travel

  • Brett Kuntze

    Brett Kuntze

    26 күн мурун

    where did the electricity to the supercharger come from ?

  • Jean Nespechal

    Jean Nespechal

    26 күн мурун

    Curious as to how long a trip was in the Tesla as opposed to a gas powered car, taking into consideration all those charging stops.

  • George Cowie

    George Cowie

    26 күн мурун

    Never thought about heating up an electric car yes

  • . 9to530

    . 9to530

    26 күн мурун

    With the EV, you will not see similar scene to that of people carrying a milk jug full of gasoline to refill their stranded vehicles in the middle of the roads in the rural areas like that. It is another big disadvantage of the EV, not easily refill the battery in the middle of nowhere.

  • On the fly lens

    On the fly lens

    26 күн мурун

    I like how the chargers are placed on commonly used routes but what if the grid power is down that supplies power to the chargers, especially if the grid is down for multiple hours or does the chargers have powerwalls in a vault nearby to keep them online? It's all about uptime for me.

  • Kajzer Soze

    Kajzer Soze

    28 күн мурун

    Thank you for doing this. I live in Canada and this answered a lot of questions I had. Great job, one of the best channels on web.

  • TaketheK I N G D O M

    TaketheK I N G D O M

    28 күн мурун

    That's how hybrids are in the cold as well.

  • Husker Fan

    Husker Fan

    29 күн мурун

    wow, 12 stops at 40 minutes each stop, and people think this is a good mode of travel?

  • Nils


    29 күн мурун

    So "A Better Route Planner" ist actually better than Tesla navigation 👀

  • Hella Meiste

    Hella Meiste

    29 күн мурун

    Annoying life will be so f..k Elon too 😂

  • Ardit Dafku

    Ardit Dafku

    29 күн мурун

    Tesla is actually a money saving vehicle. Especially if you want a decent car with some luxuries. Just in the number of parts difference alone will save you money. How many moving parts does a fossil fuel car have in comparison.

    • Ardit Dafku

      Ardit Dafku

      17 күн мурун

      @sussexdriver75 I dont think you actually read anything. You are just assuming things in your head. First of all, i said a decent car with some luxuries. I am not implying the cheapest possible car. With that attitude, you can buy a FIAT, but does it count? After the initial purchase price of the tesla, your MAINTENANCE will be much much lower than a gas car. I never even mentioned his charging time in my post, was simply stating the financial side of things. Once Tesla Model 3's become readily available in resale's, believe me, a used tesla would be 100x more worth than any other used car.

    • sussexdriver75


      17 күн мурун

      then why is a Model 3 is almost twice the prece then a normal combustion engine car if the electric motors are cheaper to make??? 8 hours charging time for a 2000 mile trip what only takes 5-6 times 5 minutes for a car with 500-600miles range. He wasted 7 and half hours from his life charging the so called GREEN car on the same trip what you spend half hour filling a car with petrol or diesel...

  • Church Myth Busters

    Church Myth Busters

    Ай мурун

    I think the numbers would have been far worse if it was not all highway, long range miles. Doing a lot of stop and go driving in winter would mean a lot of re-heating and defrosting of the cabin. As well as batteries getting cold from being parked for a number of hours in between each use. Even in gas vehicles, sometimes you are halfway home before the car is totally warmed up. At least with ICE's the heater operates off waste heat. And how stupidly inefficient and polluting when you have to burn fossil fuels and even coal in many areas to make electricity to go through the grid and transformer and inverter losses to finally charge batteries. Not to mention all the pollution produced in the making the batteries and motors. Most gasoline cars are far more efficient and pollute less than electric ones.

    • WillB


      27 күн мурун

      our power grid must be updated to handle our current let alone future pressure starting as soon as possible.Fact.🤔☯️👁️

  • Supernaut


    Ай мурун

    Bwhaaa, such a mild drive! Last February here in northern Canada we had days of -42C and one day -62C with windchill. My poor 30 KWh Leaf only gets a total range of 145 kms and the battery only has 1 bar for the battery temperature. I drive a mere 12 kms one way to work and have to charge it every 2nd night. Summer however I am almost 200 kms range and charge just once a week. It has a heat pump.

  • Pär Guth

    Pär Guth

    Ай мурун

    Rotors are basically done.

  • fullea87


    Ай мурун

    The supercharger had a piece of someone's charger in it.
    One of the black guides for the connector... one of mine is missing

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    Ай мурун

    Match 3 min at a gas pump with a 400 mile range.
    I,m not having 30 min lunches every 200 miles.
    Until then E-cars are a commuter ride only.

  • Little Chicago

    Little Chicago

    Ай мурун

    Winter roads are not wet. Any miles driven between midnight and eight AM ?

  • Matthew Anderson

    Matthew Anderson

    Ай мурун

    0f is warm, in Iowa it frequently drops down to -17f or so. This year we got to -29, I want to know if an electric car can be usable in a "real" winter that I experience. :P

  • Retire Soon

    Retire Soon

    Ай мурун

    I would rather spend 5 min filling up my car with gas and on my way for another 300 miles. When I can do that with an electric I will buy one.

    • Paul Reilly

      Paul Reilly

      Ай мурун

      Well said. The only good thing about electric cars is the monster acceleration available in some of them. Power and economy? Performance diesels is the way to go.

  • BO0O0O0O0O0O0


    Ай мурун

    I love that you brought the cat! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Sebastian K

    Sebastian K

    Ай мурун

    I gave a like for the cat!!

  • Jonathan Mui

    Jonathan Mui

    Ай мурун

    The other point about the price of charging is that you've calculated using supercharger rates. Day to day, most would charge at home at a much lower kWh rate (usually 1/3 the supercharger rate)

  • chris746568462


    Ай мурун

    20:40 It has another benefit, especially on a long road trip. You can sit back, relax for 30-40min while your car charges, should be better than sitting there for 4-6 hours straight driving like some people do.

  • David Raymond

    David Raymond

    Ай мурун

    That is actually pretty expensive compared to my RAV4 hybrid which at current local gas rates would have been $153 worth of gas.

  • iDoe84


    Ай мурун

    you safe a lot money in maintenance with an electric car.
    also insurrance and stuff is mostly cheaper for electric cars.
    so you can't just look at gas vs electric prices

  • iDoe84


    Ай мурун

    What about Charge-Speed getting slower when battery gets hot/fuller?

  • Keith Violette

    Keith Violette

    Ай мурун

    Thank you! Great content!
    We also have a 2018 M3P, without AP or FSD, for the exact same reasons you list. We have a 19" set of rims and snow tires, and we've killed two rims, one last winter and one a few weeks ago. I would love to know where you found your 18-in rims and snow tires. I would like to get the same set. Are they Tsportline? It also appears you're running 19-in rims for the summer.

  • Jacek Cameron-Rulkowski

    Jacek Cameron-Rulkowski

    Ай мурун

    Excellent video! Love the numerical data. 👍

  • myantispambox


    Ай мурун

    Where is the speed limit 80 mph?

  • Viktor Kovalev

    Viktor Kovalev

    Ай мурун

    Lost me a bit before half way. Sorry bro..

  • candida auris

    candida auris

    Ай мурун

    Comparing to a 30 mpg gas car he only saved $25. but would have been in the hole $875 had he charged in Texas during the resent outage

  • candida auris

    candida auris

    Ай мурун

    Cruise control in the winter dude?

  • candida auris

    candida auris

    Ай мурун

    Eating while charging, how far did you have to walk to the restaurant?

    • Little Chicago

      Little Chicago

      Ай мурун

      The best part is coming out of the restaurant to find someone has unplugged you so they can charge.

  • candida auris

    candida auris

    Ай мурун

    I'v Gone 1000 miles in a day, an EV would not accomplish that.

  • AK Coetzee

    AK Coetzee

    Ай мурун

    Any chance your battery capacity decreased from summer time to winter time? (Age)

  • Barry TheHatchet

    Barry TheHatchet

    Ай мурун

    And thus the problem: 30 hours of driving and 8 hours on charging. An impractical number for someone that needs to drive. Have a "race" with a real gas guzzler like an F250 over 2,000 miles. It would stop 5 times and take 15 minutes to refill, so the F250 wins by 7 hours...

    • Sindhu Selvam

      Sindhu Selvam

      4 күн мурун

      EVs just have their performance factor now, though not thorouly impressive again and again

  • shreddder999


    Ай мурун

    Don't the current ones have a much longer range?

  • Mark Poidvin

    Mark Poidvin

    Ай мурун

    There is a problem with your methodology. Once the car is warm and you're driving it takes a lot less energy to keep it warm than to get it warm. If you're using the car in a winter climate and taking the average trip to work, then the store, then one more a day, it takes a lot of energy to heat it up and you will see a drastic drop in efficiency. Anybody used to driving in the winter will tell you once the car is fully warm, that means the interior surfaces of the car are room temp, it takes almost no heat to keep it that way. To get it there on the other hand takes an enormous amount of heat. You were driving many hours a day, so only the 1st 20 to 30 minutes , depending on temp, used much energy. After that , perhaps a 1/4 of what you were to warm it up per unit of time. In the average daily driving in the winter the car is warming up 90% of the time. By the time you get where you're going, it isn't warm, or has just been warm for a few minutes.

  • Kieran Downey

    Kieran Downey

    Ай мурун

    i wonder why US and Canadians buy such crap quality and service as well as waste precious time hanging around at charging points, and last not least driving light footed to make the journey. In Gremany only dumm green idiots waste money and time on such junk that requires a new expensive battery within 100000 km or 4 years.

  • Joseph Clemons

    Joseph Clemons

    Ай мурун

    You can keep your electric car i don't want one

  • fixitsan


    Ай мурун

    How environmentally friendly is it when EV owners go on long drives to test how environmentally friendly long drives in EVs are ? ;)

  • TurtleWaxed


    Ай мурун

    computer controlled car driving cant be trusted in winter with snow. If it can't see the lines, it will have trouble. If hi-rez GPS is available and no signal drop outs then that may work.

  • Flo X

    Flo X

    Ай мурун

    You really should check your third party apps plugging in to your tesla account. (disable them all) ...there should never be a charge drop more than 1ish percent per DAY! (At least mine does only loose 1% per day)

  • pricey0986


    Ай мурун

    If your driving 2500 miles you're not going to want to drive continuously. So getting those charging breaks could save your life

  • s k

    s k

    Ай мурун

    Tesla is a scam.

  • Hogtown1986


    Ай мурун

    72 degrees? 🥵

  • Kiwi Blue

    Kiwi Blue

    Ай мурун

    Never even seen snow but I dont get heating up cars. Gonna have to wear a jacket when I step outside so might as well wear it on the car too and forget about heating.

  • Christopher Driesenga

    Christopher Driesenga

    Ай мурун

    I lose about 15-20% mpg in my ICE vehicle from summer to winter. So Tesla's loss doesn't seem that bad.

  • Ejay


    Ай мурун

    So he made 18 half hour stops to charge - 9hrs charging.
    Please explain how trucks going interstate, 2,000 miles are going to stop for the equivalent of 18 times at gas stations?
    Electric vehicles may find their place but I think this is a good illustration of the possible limits of that, the non-portable, inflexible nature of battery power. People present battery vehicles as some kind of unstoppable force but really the only thing that makes them even an option are subsidies and absurd emissions standards and rules enforced on their competitors.

  • play150


    Ай мурун

    omg there actually was a cat!! How was dealing with the litter box?? (Smell etc)

    • Don Moore

      Don Moore

      Ай мурун

      OMG I can't believe you actually wrote that.

  • RD Hudon

    RD Hudon

    Ай мурун

    If I bought an EV I would choose a company that can at least fit body panels properly and has the manufacturing infrastructure to support it . Also as the demand for electricity goes up so will the cost . When they lose tax revenue they will increase taxes on electricity . I cite Ontario where we have created energy poverty . "Heat or eat" The electricity charge is cheap . The devil lies in the delivery charge that can be as much as 3x the electrical charge . I also resent my hard earned tax dollars subsidizing rich people toys . I think Tesla by its very nature like elon musk is parasitical .

  • Kevin Mills

    Kevin Mills

    Ай мурун

    One observation, in a lot of these road trip videos, I don’t think I’ve seen a single charging station with a canopy to protect the driver from the elements when plugging in.