Tesla AC -> cool?

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Could some current owners of Teslas tell me if the air conditioners are Cold? Its a scorcher this year with hotter years ahead. And, is the tesla AC dependable, thanks folks.

 
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Are Tesla's air conditioners as cold as ice vehicles air conditioners ?
 

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My curiosity, will the solar panel keep ac, monitor and charge my phone and laptop with a trickle left to add battery charge?
 
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Are Tesla air conditioners as cold as I.C.E. vehicle's air conditioning?
 


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Legit question that has crossed my mind as well.

How does Tesla's A/C measure up under hot conditions?


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No, they are not. They do their best, and you will be comfortable, but you will not be ice cold. Especially if you are heading east on a hot morning or west on a hot afternoon. All the more so if it comes at the cost of keeping the battery in peak working order. All the glass in the cars, in sunny/hot climes, is not a benefit. We have had to tint and screen from the first few months of ownership. It would be nice to have them more "open" (brighter/not dark) in the winter, but that is the cost of living in Central Texas...

Dependable? Absolutely. Ours has been completely bullet proof and confidence inspiring for long/short trips, to include ones that my wife takes alone and doesn't concern me at all. I also know that if something goes wrong, Tesla will stand by its product and we will be fine. Not even a question.

One man's opinion after 35k miles. I am sure you'll get many more.

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Good question. It is a heat pump sized to cool the cabin, batteries, and motors. How big is it? Was it sized to cool the cabin, precondition the batteries for supercharging while driving west at 2:00 PM with 115F outside and 80 MPH?

I suspect solar gain is a major contributor. I think the glass and coatings are getting better all the time.
 

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Could some current owners of Teslas tell me if the air conditioners are Cold? Its a scorcher this year with hotter years ahead. And, is the tesla AC dependable, thanks folks.
over 90+f, not cool enough.
 


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Good question. It is a heat pump sized to cool the cabin, batteries, and motors. How big is it? Was it sized to cool the cabin, precondition the batteries for supercharging while driving west at 2:00 PM with 115F outside and 80 MPH?

I suspect solar gain is a major contributor. I think the glass and coatings are getting better all the time.
My CT will be living outside. If the glass does not reject heat sufficiently, I will be tinting.
 

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I am really excited to be able to park for short periods with the AC on.

I detest idling and hate getting into a 140F car about the same.

Where is the heat ejection radiator on a Tesla? It must have a fan than moves air across the radiator when parked. When the car is moving does the fan stop? Is it better when moving?
 

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We came from a 2017 Toyota Highlander to the Model Y and we're absolutely fine with the AC. Love the overheat protection so even when we don't precondition the car before we get in it's never scorching hot.

The glass allows some heat in, but my wife is extremely fair skinned (would get a sunburn in a rainstorm) and has no issues with it. It definitely keeps out the worst while driving.

This is based on 8,000 miles of driving around Kentucky, Tennessee, and a 930-mile each way road trip to Disney World during a heat wave.

I'm not sure what advantage an I.C.E. vehicle would have when it comes to keeping cool. Honestly feels like Tesla works better than our Toyota at keeping the car generally comfortable. The I.C.E. vehicle will have an efficiency advantage for warming the vehicle - at least once the engine is hot.
 

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My M3P is doing fine at 100+ the last week. Not sure why others aren't getting the same result as me, but if I turn it down, it gets colder... I'm at 1Y and 15K miles. No complaints at all.

 

 
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