Video: In Norway, Tesla Model S Gets A (Entertaining) Cold Weather Range Test; Duct Tape Required
“Autofil tests the range and handling of Model S from Oslo to Geilo in icy Norwegian conditions and steep terrain. The journey is only 270 kms (168 miles), but with a climb of 800 metres (2,625 feet) and freezing temperatures.”
As Aufotil adds:
“The test car is a US-spec Model S without cold weather spec.”
But the actual test drive is far more exciting to watch than either Tesla or Autofil allude to.
There’s a jam packed trunk.
There’s no focus whatsoever on conserving energy by the driver.
And there’s even a bit of duct tape covering the Model S’ remaining range indicator.
The test driver simply drives the Model S with no regard for its “electricness.”
But it’s the duct tape over the range indicator that hooked us. Is this yet another use for the stick-anywhere, fix-anything tape? Duct tape as a range anxiety eliminator?