With winter upon us, an often-asked question is "can preheating an electric car actually melt snow and ice that's on the vehicle?"

Well, the answer is "yes" and "no."

The folks over at "Now You Know" on YouTube attempted to answer the question above as it relates to the Tesla Model X. Over time, with preheating on, the X begins to melt some snow, but only from the front and side windows and it takes longer than you'd expect (think hours, not minutes).

Video description:

"Can the Model X melt snow by just using the Tesla App? Find out on today's episode of Now You Know!"