Polar Vortex vs Model 3 Performance 0-60 time. (okay, 0-59)

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Dec 24, 2018
Peoria, IL
Tesla Owner
Model 3
My car cold soaked overnight and the recorded data shows outside temps of around -20F at the low point (around 7am). I made a quick 0-59 recording to show how much cold affects the car in extreme cold.

Some notes:

1) Combustion engines should never be run hard at these temps either, and doing so would likely cause permanent damage.
2) The car is great. This is a rare circumstance and I thought it would be fun to test. I don't care if it is slow when temps are ridiculously low.
3) It was quite interesting that the car refused to allow cruise control (and of course autopilot) until warming up for about 15 mins on the highway.
4) For the nerdy car hacker types, I have full candump captures of the car overnight and throughout the drive.

Spoiler: it took about 18 seconds.