Tesla Model 3 Snow Driving Explored By Engineering Explained: Video

FEB 10 2019 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 5

An in-depth look at the Model 3 in the winter.

Engineering Explained finally provides us with a highly detailed video on the Tesla Model 3 winter driving characteristics.

What’s very unique in regards to this particular Model 3 winter/snow video is that in typical Engineering Explained style, no detail is overlooked.

For example, the discussion ranges from Model 3 mid and long range, onto Model 3 Performance. It touches on which tires each variation comes with as standard, as well as discussing the benefits and drawbacks of various tire choices. And did you know the various versions of Model 3 have different ground clearance? Now you do.

Additionally, AWD is a focus of the video, as is slip start and track mode.

In a few words, no rock is left unturned and that’s why we appreciate Engineering Explained whose level of detail is really unmatched.

Video description:

Is The Tesla Model 3 Good In The Snow? How Tesla’s AWD Works

The Tesla Model 3 Mid-Range and Long Range AWD both come with all-season tires. The Model 3 Performance comes with summer tires. Either way, ideally you’ll want winter tires for snow driving. Tesla offers various options through its website for 18, 19, and 20-inch wheels with winter tire pairings. This video will discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each tire selection, as well as other options.

The AWD system consists of two independent electric motors, each sending power through open differentials to an individual axle (both front and back). There are also differences in ground clearance between the various model 3 variants, which will be discussed. Slip start and track mode will also be tested. How well will the Model 3 handle snow? Check out the video for full details.

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It’s nice to see a hardcore petrol head converted to electric

Watched this morning. More detail about snow driving than a non-Canadian would ever need. Rewarding, if you have 20 minutes to spare.
Short version – Model 3 great on snow with winter tyres.

He points out specific tires that he tracked down for Canadian performance car(s).

Hmmm….intersting dialogue here on this (and this particular tire, which the OP abandoned): https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/m3-issue-in-the-colorado-mountains.138467/

My AWD Model 3 (non-p) handled the Minnesota snow handsomely this morning. I drove through probably 5-6 inches of snow at times. The traction/stability control always kicks in right when you need it to keep you going straight. Low-regen gently eases you to a stop on the ice and slippery snow. Chill mode gives you more margin for error accelerating. This all with standard all-weather tires. I love it!