‘Tesla Model 3 In Snow’ Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This

JAN 26 2019 BY EVANNEX 11


Since it’s the winter season, looking at freezing Model 3 photos will surely give you that ultra-cool feeling inside. So we’ve curated some ‘Tesla Model 3 in Snow’ photos for your viewing pleasure and present the following images as our favorites.

Black Tesla Model 3 in Snow - Side View

*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Iqtidar Ali. The opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs.

Driving in the snow doesn’t require a Dual Motor (All-Wheel-Drive) Model 3 — a Rear-Wheel-Drive Model 3 with winter tires will do the trick as Sergei Belski notes in his latest Model 3 photoshoot:

The question I get asked the most is if my Tesla is AWD… the answer is no, it’s RWD and it’s amazing in snow and ice! I do have great winter tires on… Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9, studded.

Sergei recently took his RWD Model 3 to Banff National Park, Canada and took some stunning photos (you can ask Sergei for a photoshoot by contacting him via his blog) — and because his Model 3 happens to be black, it creates a beautiful contrast with the white snow — check out the gallery below.

Driving a black Tesla Model 3 in Snow
Black Tesla Model 3 in Snow - Side View
Black Tesla Model 3 in Snow - Front View
Black Tesla Model 3 in Snow - Rear View

Installing winter tires for snow/ice driving is an excellent safety measure you can implement once the temperature drops — besides this step, there are several other cold weather tips you can follow to enjoy the winter season in your Model 3 or any other electric vehicle.

If you have a specific question related to winter tires, you can reach out to our friend and tire guru Ian Pavelko (@IanPavelko) for a little professional advice. And if you want to experience some of this frigid fun for yourself, fill out the form on the Tesla website for a chance to experience track mode in a Model 3 Performance so you can “race across a wintery ice track with a trained professional” on a frozen sea in Finland.

For more bone-chilling fun, we’ve curated another gallery of ‘Model 3 in Snow’ photos — these are a few of our favorites from Instagram, take a look below.

Black Tesla Model 3 in Snow - small snowflakes covering the bonnet and roof
A Tesla Model 3 totally covered in snow
White Tesla Model 3 frosted by snow on headlights, bumper and bonnet

Above: The Tesla Model 3 covered in snow (Photos by: @sernosk | @3lectric_model3 | @teslamotorsclub via Instagram)

In addition, Tesla recently posted a few more videos of a Model 3 taking on some snow — Tesla did not reply which variant of the Model 3 it was but we assume that this was the Model 3 Performance with winter tires and ‘Track Mode’.

Above: Driving in the snow in a Tesla Model 3 (Source: Tesla)

In Tesla’s videos, Model 3 displays its true winter performance potential in vehicle handling, track grip, and maneuverability — regardless of conditions. To get an inside look at how Tesla gets such impressive performance in these icy cold conditions, be sure to check out their winter testing facility in Alaska.


Written by: Iqtidar Ali; This article originally appeared in X Auto.

*Editor’s Note: EVANNEX, which also sells aftermarket gear for Teslas, has kindly allowed us to share some of its content with our readers, free of charge. Our thanks go out to EVANNEX. Check out the site here.

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11 Comments on "‘Tesla Model 3 In Snow’ Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This"

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I wish the Model 3 RWD would get the kind of traction control as shown in the videos above.

Impressive. Just about as good as my Subaru. The low ground clearance is an issue with the Model 3 in deeper snow as one would see in ski area parking lot on a snowy day. Wish Tesla had included the air suspension with its increased ground clearance for the top end Model 3.

Beautiful sceneries behind a beautiful car. I was just curious, and never heard much about the interior heating built within the Tesla models, how well does the heating work in electric models. Is the the heating and cooling just as both comparably just as efficient, and does the heating and or cooling drain on the batterys. Telsa has paved the way in design and freedom of a choice and for that matter cost when making an impactful decision to drive electric or gas vehicles. I love the Tesla electric models. Amazing minds at work in the designs and quality and great future ahead in electric cars. Thank you Elon Musk!!!

In my opinion, EVs heat up quicker than previous ICE cars I’ve owned. Seemed like gas cars never really got warm until you got moving down the road with the engine revved for a bit. Cooling is pretty much the same. Yes, heating the car uses battery energy, but that’s why it’s nice to have a large battery.

Damn it Elon 2 15 second vids of the 3 drifting is that the best you can do??? Stop teasing us get red bull to do the videos and you will get enough YouTube hits to pay off Tesla’s outstanding shares at 420$
Grrrrrrr( I don’t know how many times I’ll watch them but would be worth a roadster at least)rrrrrr

Maybe GM forgot to read Tesla’s winter driving warnings before it decided to close the Lordstown, Ohio, car plant:
“Your range will decrease significantly (10-30% [actually cut in half] due to use of the heater, heated seats, and decreased battery capacity due to temperature. This decrease in range might not be reflected in the computer if you are going on road trips.”
“Supercharging speeds are limited [totaly worthless] during extremely cold battery temps.”
“When going on a road trip, try to stay at a hotel with a destination charger so the car can slowly charge overnight. If you are staying at a hotel without charging and it will be extremely cold, make sure to supercharge BEFORE you go to the hotel as the car will not supercharge [at all] first thing in the morning with a very cold battery.”

Unfortunately this is all true, if it’s below 15F range can suffer significantly 30%-50% and charging a cold battery is very very slow. My m3 mid range is around an hour from 20% to 80%.

It definitely makes the Volt look like a good solution if you live in colder climates. I hope solidstate batteries help with this issue. To be fair, most of us burn gas/oil/wood for heating anyways.

Excellent car

No Problem ! Until it Bottoms Out . IMO.. The Model 3 should sit a little higher/taller with a little more ground clearance . This would make easier to get in an out of, and it would also make it easier going through higher amounts of snow & prevent bottoming Out . .

Works fine as is for me…here in Southern California. Maybe you should consider investing in a lift kit, huge numbers of pick up truck drivers around here seem to enjoy doing that. Oops I have to go, don’t want to be late, snowboarding today!