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There’s been some discussion over the years about how hot the CT would be, both inside and out. Well the Merritt Isle. SC has another customer CT in the parking lot and I noticed that the sun’s reflection from the CT felt quite hot on my face. I then hesitantly put my hand on the hood and it was damn hot. I did the same to the black S parked next to it and it actually seemed hotter. But I knew that wouldn’t be good enough for this group so I went home and returned with my IR temp sensor and shot the temp of the panel perpendicular to the sun and replicated the same angle as best I could with black, MSM, and white Teslas parked nearby. Here are the results in degrees F:

CT = 106
Black = 144
MSM = 140
White = 107


Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck stainless steel surface temperature vs. painted — MEASURED DATA IMG_9134


Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck stainless steel surface temperature vs. painted — MEASURED DATA IMG_9136


Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck stainless steel surface temperature vs. painted — MEASURED DATA IMG_9135


Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck stainless steel surface temperature vs. painted — MEASURED DATA IMG_9138
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I wonder what the emissivity factor for HFS is versus clearcoat. According to Fluke, it could be anywhere from 0.2 to 0.9 depending on the finish which will dramatically impact the accuracy of the reading. For this, I think it is probably best to use a contact/conduction type measurement.
 

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There’s been some discussion over the years about how hot the CT would be, both inside and out. Well the Merritt Isle. SC has another customer CT in the parking lot and I noticed that the sun’s reflection from the CT felt quite hot on my face. I then hesitantly put my hand on the hood and it was damn hot. I did the same to the black S parked next to it and it actually seemed hotter. But I knew that wouldn’t be good enough for this group so I went home and returned with my IR temp sensor and shot the temp of the panel perpendicular to the sun and replicated the same angle as best I could with black, MSM, and white Teslas parked nearby. Here are the results in degrees F:
CT = 106
Black = 144
MSM = 140
White = 107

IMG_9134.jpeg


IMG_9136.jpeg


IMG_9135.jpeg


IMG_9138.jpeg
Emissivity of reflective surfaces has to be calibrated to sensor.
 

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There’s been some discussion over the years about how hot the CT would be, both inside and out. Well the Merritt Isle. SC has another customer CT in the parking lot and I noticed that the sun’s reflection from the CT felt quite hot on my face. I then hesitantly put my hand on the hood and it was damn hot. I did the same to the black S parked next to it and it actually seemed hotter. But I knew that wouldn’t be good enough for this group so I went home and returned with my IR temp sensor and shot the temp of the panel perpendicular to the sun and replicated the same angle as best I could with black, MSM, and white Teslas parked nearby. Here are the results in degrees F:
CT = 106
Black = 144
MSM = 140
White = 107

IMG_9134.jpeg


IMG_9136.jpeg


IMG_9135.jpeg


IMG_9138.jpeg
Makes total sense. Cybertruck and white paint reflect heat away, which you could feel. Less heat to penetrate cab in theory but massive roof and windshield glass probably offset that. Anyone with a Cybertruck care to comment on interior temperatures vs exterior?
 


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There’s been some discussion over the years about how hot the CT would be, both inside and out. Well the Merritt Isle. SC has another customer CT in the parking lot and I noticed that the sun’s reflection from the CT felt quite hot on my face. I then hesitantly put my hand on the hood and it was damn hot. I did the same to the black S parked next to it and it actually seemed hotter. But I knew that wouldn’t be good enough for this group so I went home and returned with my IR temp sensor and shot the temp of the panel perpendicular to the sun and replicated the same angle as best I could with black, MSM, and white Teslas parked nearby. Here are the results in degrees F:

CT = 106
Black = 144
MSM = 140
White = 107


IMG_9134.jpeg


IMG_9136.jpeg


IMG_9135.jpeg


IMG_9138.jpeg
Thank you for that effort. My initial thought was CT hotter. Great Job
 

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Logically, stainless steel is reflective.

Dark color will be absorptive of heat?
 

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There’s been some discussion over the years about how hot the CT would be, both inside and out. Well the Merritt Isle. SC has another customer CT in the parking lot and I noticed that the sun’s reflection from the CT felt quite hot on my face. I then hesitantly put my hand on the hood and it was damn hot. I did the same to the black S parked next to it and it actually seemed hotter. But I knew that wouldn’t be good enough for this group so I went home and returned with my IR temp sensor and shot the temp of the panel perpendicular to the sun and replicated the same angle as best I could with black, MSM, and white Teslas parked nearby. Here are the results in degrees F:

CT = 106
Black = 144
MSM = 140
White = 107


IMG_9134.jpeg


IMG_9136.jpeg


IMG_9135.jpeg


IMG_9138.jpeg
My red Model Y gets super hot sitting outside in the Florida sun, i def need to measure it.
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