It is normal for a Tesla to steam while charging, especially in cold weather. This is because the battery is being heated up to improve charging speeds. As the battery warms up, any water vapor that has condensed on the battery will evaporate, creating a cloud of steam. This steam is harmless and will dissipate on its own.
If you see steam coming from your Tesla while charging, there is no need to worry. Just make sure that the steam is odorless and that there is no smoke or flames. If you do smell anything strange or see any smoke or flames, immediately stop charging your Tesla and contact Tesla customer support.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about Teslas steaming while charging:
- The steam is more likely to occur in cold weather, when the battery is colder.
- The steam is more likely to occur when the Tesla is charging at a high rate, such as at a Supercharger.
- The steam is usually odorless, but it may have a slight sweet smell.
- The steam will dissipate on its own and does not pose any safety hazard.
If you have any concerns about your Tesla steaming while charging, you can always contact Tesla customer support for more information.