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- Jul 5, 2020
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- Austin, TX
- 2014 Ford Raptor (Supercab)
If I remember correctly, evaporating salt water is able to corrode to corrode, because the concentration of the salt increases drastically as the water evaporates.Salt air is not the one thing that will do it.
Stainless is required for beachfront building code now because it doesn't corrode in salt. There are weaker kinds of stainless, of course, but the Cybertruck isn't it.
Pretty much everyone I know that has a full-sized truck parks them outside because most garages are too small. Even if the truck will physically fit, it is not a good fit. And sometimes they don't even fit.Currently, I am unable to fit my wife’s small SUV into our garage. I have a Chevy Volt and we keep all 3 vehicles outside of our garage due to its limited size. I simply pull the charger for the Volt outside to plug it in when I arrive home.
What should I be concerned about if I kept The Cyber Truck outside? Damage to windows/body? Diminished battery life?
I live In TN, so temperature is mild year round.
Any suggestions or words of wisdom are appreciated.
Yes, We park both our Model 3's either fully outside or partially under an open one-car carport. They both charge fine with 240V. At first I was parking my Performance Model 3 on a gravel driveway in the snow/ice and charging on a 120V 15 amp wall outlet. It worked but there would be a time delay before charging began and even then it would only add 2 miles per hour when it was well below zero. Upgrading to 240V charging totally eliminated this problem. As long as you have at least 30 amps of 240V, I wouldn't worry about it. Not at all.Yeah I wonder the same, its 21F here now, my rusty road salt encrushed 2006 160K mile Toyota Tacoma lives outside, while the diesel tractor (Required to move the 8 foot snowbanks we get) lives inside the garage with the wifes 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid.
The CT is too long for my garage, and even if I pulled it in I would not be able to get the doors open.
The Rav4 you can barely get the doors open in the garage.
So will an EV charge in 0F weather on the 220/240V charger?
Will the inverter and charge controller heat the battery up enough to charge it outside day after day sub 32F?
Kitchen knifes would show rust. Non-galvanized nails corrode.My kitchen knives are made of stainless steel, as are some of the kitchen/grilling utensils I use.
Do these things last if left outside at your house?
Would something like this happen at your house? Or would it corrode?
Do grilling utensils corrode?
Garaging your Cybertruck sounds like a sensible precaution in that environment!Kitchen knifes would show rust. Non-galvanized nails corrode.