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