So I took delivery of my Model S this morning. While
sitting in the car with the delivery specialist, the
air conditioner seemed to be working great, nice and
cool in the car. Once we were done, I left to drive
On the drive home, I noticed it kept getting hot in the
car, and I hadn't changed any AC settings. I kept on
having to crank it down to LO and full blast to get it
cooled down again. It definitely was not holding the
temp at the chilly 69 I had it set to.
Once I arrived home, I was sitting in the car messing
with the touch screen. I eventually noticed that AC
was suddenly strong again and keeping the cabin very
chilly. It felt like it usually does at 69 degrees in
So it seems like the AC kind of sucks while driving. I
checked to make sure Range Mode wasn't on, and thus
limiting the capabilities of the AC. It was set to off.
I had the AC on Auto, set to 69, cooling face and feet,
recirculating air. These settings combined in all my
other cars keeps the AC going nicely and it holds a
constant temp in the car, to whatever I've set it to.
So what gives?
Is the AC only really good while sitting still? If so,
that's disappointing because that's usually when it's
needed the least...
Am I just missing something?
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