Monday, February 4, 2019

You Can’t Fool Mother Nature

It’s been a cold winter, the result of “Climate Change” if we are to believe the disciples of the Church of Global Warming. How then do you explain the inconvenient truth of the attendant problems of the electric motor car due to, uh, frigid weather? It seems that despite all the hype and hope electric cars are still subject to all the same laws of physics which bedevil the rest of us:

Disgruntled owners of (Tesla) Model 3s have been widespread on social media and online forums, talking about numerous issues they’ve had with cold weather on their vehicles. People have complained about battery range draining and Model 3 door handles freezing up.

Problem #1: where do I plug in my hairdryer?

A new report by Fortune highlights several Tesla owners pointing out their issues: "My biggest concern is the cold weather drained my battery 20 to 25 miles overnight and an extra five to ten miles on my drive to work. I paid $60,000 to not drain my battery so quickly," said New Jersey based Model 3 owner Ronak Patel. – Zero Hedge

You have to wonder: were the Tesla owners simply unaware of how energy works? Or did they honestly believe that Elon Musk not only rode the zeitgeist of the postmodern post-industrial world to the bank but also managed to drive the laws of thermodynamics1 to a new terminus? Unfortunately he did not. Although others are working on solutions to address all these issues:

Remember: always warm up your Tesla before actually trying to drive it

Don’t let any of this discourage you though if you’re inclined to save the world from global warming. What’s a little inconvenience when we’ve only got 12 years left to save the planet?

Spoiler alert: extreme heat also depletes battery power. Robert Frost reflects, you decide:

1Warning: math required. And I’m not talking Common Core