Sorry Elon Musk, But Your Low-Slung Tesla “Model S” Sedan is NOT “Perfect For Winter”

Check this out:

“MODEL S IS PERFECT FOR WINTER Model S is an all-electric, rear wheel drive sedan designed to perform exceptionally in winter conditions. In fact, all-wheel-drive is not necessary. The state of the art liquid thermal control system dynamically heats and cools powertrain components to maintain range and power.

Cold Weather Performance – Additionally, the Tesla mobile app allows drivers to remotely heat the passenger cabin and battery from the comfort of their home or office. Watch Tesla’s VP of Vehicle Engineering Chris Porritt explain why Model S redefines what’s possible in cold weather. Book a test drive now to experience the supreme handling capabilities of Model S for yourself.”

I don’t know where to start. Uh, if you don’t have four wheel drive, you’re not going to get a pass from chain control during snowy days on the way to Tahoe, right? And are 21 inch wheels on a “sports car” “perfect” for snow? And ground clearance?

If Tesla is trying to say that the Model S is acceptable for winter, well that would be fine.

But Tesla is saying that its electric Porsche Panamera with 21 inch wheels and RWD is “perfect.”

I cry foul.

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3 Responses to “Sorry Elon Musk, But Your Low-Slung Tesla “Model S” Sedan is NOT “Perfect For Winter””

  1. Rkeezy says:

    I like how they don’t actually describe why AWD or 4WD isn’t needed.

  2. Darren says:

    I have one with the 21 inch wheel and they made it quite clear the 21′ wheels are unacceptable in the winter and quite dangerous and to get 19 inch snow tires. They even sent another reminder in a newsletter this week to people. I hope you correct your post to reflect this.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    What Tesla is saying is that the Model S is “Perfect for Winter”

    I’m saying the Model S is not perfect for winter. This is true on 19 inch wheels and 21 inch wheels. And, per Tesla, all Model S cars are “perfect” in winter, regardless of wheel size.

    You can get 21 inch Mud and Snow tires if you want. They make them.

    Why are taxpayers paying Elon Musk to pimp your ride is what I want to know.

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