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Tesla Model S Real Winter Road Trip In Norway (VIDEOS)

There have been various Tesla Model S winter test drives in the past, but many of them were not quite realistic enough. During some of these tests, the heaters were switched off, while others were done at unusually low speeds in order to improve efficiency. The cars were also typically empty.

Bjørn Nyland will now ease many people’s concerns about the Tesla Model S’s ability to maintain acceptable range, and, of course, perform adequately in cold weather. For the trip filmed in the first video below, Bjørn Nyland attempted to travel from Oslo to Trondheim in Norway, 535 kilometers (332 miles), with cargo in the vehicle and at an average speed of 46 mph (76 km/h). Among other things, the cargo included a pair of car rims (anyone that has carried these knows they are heavy). 46 mph isn’t fast. However, winter driving generally isn’t, and that is the average speed. So, I wouldn’t say that he cheated on this one.

Regarding the first trip (first video below), Nyland said on his YouTube channel:

“My very first road trip with my brand new Tesla Model S P85 Multicoat Red. The trip from Oslo to Trondheim is 535 km and has a max elevation of 1026 m. This puts the Model S on a real winter test.”

Part One:

On the return trip, Nyland attempted to drive 233 miles/375 kilometers on a single charge during one stretch of the drive. You can see the result in the fun video.

Part Two:

What reassured me most were his trips uphill, through snow, and the fact that he only had to turn the heater down once to save range, because he didn’t allow it the full 20 minutes to do an 80% “quick charge.”

Apart from a technical issue with the charging plug, which he had to resolve by repeatedly plugging it in and out (possibly due to freezing), the trip was perfectly successful. Lithium-ion batteries are affected by cold weather, but not too much for the Model S!

The entire distance traveled was 790 miles.

h/t Inside EVs

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