The amazing energy efficiency and structure of the Tesla Model Y, allow its owners to spend the night in a car with Camp Mode and be sure that this will not have a significant impact on the level of the battery’s battery.
In December, Tesla released the new update 2019.40.50, which includes new features. One of them is Camp Mode which is perfect for people who stay in their vehicles a lot. With Camp Mode, Tesla owners could rest and even spend the night in the comfort of their all-electric cars while parked.
“Your car can now maintain airflow, temperature, interior lighting, as well as play music, and power devices when Camp Mode is enabled. To enable Camp Mode, tap the fan icon at the bottom of the touchscreen and set Keep Climate On to CAMP while your car is in PARK. Big batteries rock.”
Brian from i1Tesla decided to test this mode to understand the real consumption to maintain a comfortable temperature in the car all night.
Initially, Brian's car was 70% charged. Camp mode was launched at 10 pm and disconnected at 7 am, that is, he worked for 9 hours. The outside temperature was around 60 °F, it also rained at night and there was a slight wind. The temperature in the car was originally set to 71 °F, but later Brian set it to 74 °F.
As a result, under these conditions and settings, in the morning the battery charge was 60%, which means that only 10% of the battery power was spent on maintaining comfortable conditions in the car throughout the whole night.
It should be noted that this is an excellent indicator even in comparison with Model 3, which, presumably, under these conditions, would lose about 15% of the charge. In Model Y, achieving such an excellent performance is possible thanks to the heat pump.
The Model Y heat pump is 300% more efficient than the Tesla resistive heating system, which in turn can increase the range of the Model Y in cold weather.
Tesla previously used a resistive heating system to convert electricity to heat. All the power used to warm up the car is converted to heat, which means that the Tesla resistive heating system is 100% efficient. However, the energy used to generate heat comes from a car battery.
Meanwhile, the heat pump transfers heat, but does not generate it, which means that less energy is required to warm up the car. A heat pump is basically an air conditioner with a reverse valve. In an air conditioner, refrigerant is used to trap the heat and move outside. With a reverse valve, a heat pump can push the warm air inside. This is what makes it possible to use the heat produced by the battery efficiently.
Tesla Model Y is a perfect option to spend the night in it, enjoying a camp vacation, or if you just had such a need.