Tesla owners slam company after their cars fail in freezing weather [Video]
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Furious Tesla owners share videos of their cars failing to work in extreme weather conditions.
- A radio personality said he had to cancel Christmas plans because his Tesla would not charge in the cold.
- Last week, a Canadian posted a video after being locked out of her Tesla during a massive winter storm.
Tesla owners are slamming the electric car company after their expensive cars failed to function in extreme weather. The recent Arctic freeze left one Tesla owner locked out of her car after door handles froze shut while another owner complained that his Tesla was unable to charge.
A meteorologist from Canada said she was unable to get into her sleek black Tesla when her door latch wouldn’t budge when temperatures hit a low of five degrees Fahrenheit.
Rachel Modestino posted a now-viral video of her struggle as her electric car was partially covered in ice.
‘Bet ya didn’t think of ice in the Tesla design,’ Modestino captioned her Twitter video post.
Some Twitter users tried to help her by sharing some tips in the comments of her video.
“Okay, this went off…Not meant to dig Elon (I love my car),” she replied to the commenters. “I learnt: unlatch capability, defrost longer, be less gentle with your 2nd baby & car covers. [Thank you] for the help, be kind, Merry Christmas.”
Another Tesla owner, Domenick Nati, said he had to cancel his Christmas plans because his car failed him. The 44-year-old Virginia radio personality said he plugged his electric car into a supercharger on Friday when it was 19 degrees outside. His Tesla S electric car’s battery level was at 40% at the time but it would not charge during the ongoing freezing weather that has affected much of the U.S.
“Two hours went by and not much changed,” Nati told Insider. “It was very slow and the numbers got lower as the temperature dropped. Eventually, it stopped charging altogether.”
He was forced to miss being with his son on Christmas Day because there were no Ubers or Lyfts working in the area.
Nati said he tried charging the Tesla car at home but still had no luck so he went to another supercharger on Saturday afternoon.
Complaints about the Tesla model’s failure to perform in very cold weather is just the latest problem the company is facing as its stock continues to drop.
Source: New York Post
December 30, 2022 at 12:12 pm
That’s what happens when you drive a coal-powered car. :-0
My car started right up in the cold weather. When the charge got low, I pulled into one of the many thousands of charging stations near my home, and it only took about six minutes to fully charge up.
There are reasons there haven’t been any coal-powered cars since about 1916, until recently when this environmental idiocy gripped certain segments of the public. This is only one of them.
January 3, 2023 at 8:31 pm
Many thousand?where do you live,fantasy land?
January 3, 2023 at 8:41 pm
I think that OL’WILL was tongue in cheek making fun of electric cars and was charging his gas powered car at a gas station with gasoline,an electric auto would take many hours to put in the same amount of”energy”.
Dave in KY
January 4, 2023 at 9:13 am
Yes Sean, Ol Will is using sarcasm in his response. I own a Volvo EV and we got as low as -6F in my part of KY and while I had no problems charging and using my SUV, it also used the Gas-powered engine almost exclusively . I have entrusted my transportation to the Swedes since 2002 and they have not let me down since. Ol Will’s sarcasm is spot on too when he mentioned that there are hardly any charging stations around, especially in KY. I cannot imagine owning a Tesla under these conditions, let alone any EV. This is not necessarily a plug for Volvo but when one considers that Tesla is a tech company that decided to build cars instead of the other way around, that learning curve is going to be replete with lessons learned.
Dave in KY
January 4, 2023 at 9:14 am
I apologize , my Volvo is PHEV, NOT an EV
January 3, 2023 at 9:15 pm
Trying to figure out your comment. Were you drunk? Go back and re-read the article and then read your comment- carefully!
January 3, 2023 at 10:10 pm
Coal powered cars ???????????????????????????????????????????????? Those drugs are frying your brain
January 4, 2023 at 8:11 am
Electric cars are POWERED by COAL, my friend
December 30, 2022 at 6:41 pm
What’da’ya want for 80 grand? You bought the EV lie just to show off so suck it up.
January 3, 2023 at 8:32 pm
The ceo of Toyota along with a few others are very doubtful on these electric cars.
January 5, 2023 at 1:26 pm
elon himself has said that ev’s are not an answer to anything.
January 3, 2023 at 8:33 pm
That is the way the government does things,they jump into something that they haven’t fully researched and we end up paying for their screwups.They are very good at creating problems before they have a solution.The government is very good at this,both the regime in power today running,or ruining AMERICA,and I live in Illinois,we have the same problem here,Chicago ruins Illinois,Calunfortunate runs the feds.
January 4, 2023 at 7:02 am
January 5, 2023 at 1:29 pm
small correction with apologies sean; “they are very good a creating problems to justify high taxes, but they never actually have workable solutions to any of them”
January 3, 2023 at 9:21 pm
Seems a little strange that all of the sudden- only Tesla cars are having this problem. We’ve had winters just as cold and never heard a peep. Wouldn’t put it past the democrats to get a list of Tesla owners, find out those who are democrats, and pay them to start complaining. Payback for uncovering all their twitter crap.
January 3, 2023 at 9:41 pm
Turns out, not only does ‘all electric’ mean back up generation methodologies, as wind and solar don’t cut it more than about 25% of the time, it also means one must have two vehicles: electric for show, gas for go.
January 3, 2023 at 10:53 pm
Wake up folks!
Here are some facts you should consider when buying any electric car.
Let’s use Tesla as an example. It varies by model but here are some parameters: distance and recharge. 300 miles, 7 to 10 Kilowatts 10 hours, Of course you are not running the heater or air conditioner in those numbers.
Average vehicle driven 15,000 miles a year. That is 1,250 miles a month, 4 recharges a month, 400 or more kilo watt hours, $50 a month at $0.12 per kwh to $100 at $0.24 per kwh. But wait, the average household with 2 cars electric usage just went up 50% to 75%. Where did that electricity come from?
A Honda Civic, about the same size car, gets 35 mpg to 45 mpg, that is $160 a month at $5.00 per gallon. But wait, $0.40 to $.60 per gallon goes to road maintenance for our road system. $0,35 to $0.50 per gallon goes to sales tax, $0.10 to $0.20 per gallon goes to the service station.
Then, of course, there is the question of where the lithium comes from. Four countries control 80% of the world reserves. There are 20 countries in the oil cartel and they control less that half of world reserves!
Then there is what happens when the weather is cold as reflected in this article or hot to both the costs and the ability to operate.
January 3, 2023 at 11:30 pm
Time for all of our Democrats to ring in the new year proving they are “ALL IN” for the Green Deal. Let all them have FREE EVs, but no other vehicles to depend on when the damn EV fails to preform. Then lets see how they shout for joy !
January 4, 2023 at 12:04 am
They should have put electric blankets around their electric cars.
January 4, 2023 at 11:18 am
Being an electrician and knowing some of the grid problems, I did power quality checking for many years. Once the nation goes green you will have these two options.
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