Taffy wrote:dvenman wrote:Can you plumb in one of those little bar heaters? After all, they're electric!
I'm not sure of the heater size that's built in. It feels like about 500W. It's got a 22kWh battery, so I reckon they could risk 1kW or so, since I don't expect to go more than 4 hours on a single charge, even driving in congested urban traffic. 4kWh out of the 22kWh to keep warm feels like a reasonable compromise on a cold winter day.
When the Tesla heater is going full whack it draws 6kW but obviously drops significantly once the cabin has reached temperature. In the morning the cabin heating/defrosting etc comes on whilst I’m plugged into the house, so draw power from there and not the battery. I don’t miss scraping the ice off the ICE or sitting in a freezing car waiting for it to warm up.