abasile wrote: This afternoon my wife and I drove up to about 7,200' on a nearby road, hiked up to Keller Peak (> 7,800'), and enjoyed awesome views of ice-coated pines and manzanitas backdropped by snow-covered peaks that rise to over 11,000'. Temperatures were in the upper 20s, substantially below average for May even at this altitude. I don't have enough data to quantify the the amount of range lost to the cold, but it doesn't seem all that bad.
It had been relatively cold for a few days, and we park outside. Our battery temperature gauge was continuously at four bars.mogur wrote:I suspect that the battery has enough thermal mass that you would have to be at that temperature for an extended time for it to really have any effect.
7200 feet is no big deal when your home elevation is 6100 feet, as is the case for us. We were probably only about 6 miles from home, not enough driving for any real data gathering. However, on 38 mile round-trip drives from our house to Big Bear Lake and around the lake, we noticed that with outside temperatures close to 40, we lost roughly an extra bar or two of charge, compared to the same drive in warmer weather.jteeny wrote:Wow! 7200 feet! What elevation did you start out at? How far a distance? I'm curious how many miles/KWH you traveled over the coarse of elevation...
It was an option you could order during the last couple of months, but I haven't heard of any of it being available to add on later. The only part of it that would be easy to add would be the heated seats, and those can be got from third parties.GaslessInSeattle wrote:out of curiosity, does anyone know if the cold weather package can be added to the 2011?