Performance in ice and snow
Most Tesla’s have four-wheel drive. Combined with an advanced traction control, performance on snowy roads is very good.
Tesla even released a video where Norwegian Arne Jakobsen talks about his daily commute with his Model S:
Your Tesla drives even better on snow and ice when it’s equipped with winter tires. These tires provide better grip in sub-zero temperatures.
They’re definitely worth the investment, because winter tires prevent accidents.
Things to consider
Here are some things to consider when driving a Tesla in cold weather:
- Range can be reduced due to a cold battery (between 5% and 20%)
- Short trips make range reduction worse, because the battery doesn’t have time to heat up
- Be aware that regen may be off and you have to use the brake
- Heating the cabin requires more energy than heating the seats