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Charging

Assigned Supercharging Stall Number

Its takes a lot of savvy to know which is the best stall when you get to a SuperCharger. Most people aren't aware of how SuperChargers are paired up for example. And/or it can sometimes be difficult to even know which stall is which b/c the numbers on the stall might have worn off. Or worse, not all stalls are the same (ie, V1, V2, or V3).

The idea would be to simply suggest which stall is the best stall for you. Tesla... more »

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(@vypergts) kudos icon +

Mobile App

Control Scheduled Charging via App

v10 introduced scheduled departure charging and preconditioning however, it only creates exceptions for weekends. With this setting enabled, the vehicle will still preconditioning the cabin even on holidays or on days when someone may stay home which is wasteful. It would be nice to override the schedule and have some more control over charging from within the mobile app.

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(@ddiannit) kudos icon +

Charging

Adapter for Mobile Connector to charge one Tesla from another EV

It would be awesome to have the ability to get a charge from another EV when stranded on the side of the road by connecting an adapter to the Gen 2 Mobile connector that will allow for Tesla to Tesla charging. The screen can be used to determine the amount of charge to be transferred (10%, 20%, etc.). A J1772 adapter can be used to adapt a non Tesla EV charge port into a Tesla charge port. This would act as a sort of... more »

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(@guidopico) kudos icon +

Charging

Minimum charge limit for safety reasons

Sometimes, after enjoying riding our Model 3, we connect the car to our charger at home and we have only 10% of battery charge left. This 10% of battery charge is not enough to drive to the nearest hospital or useful for any other kind of emergency (friends/parents in need, zombie attack). Because I have set Scheduled Departure at 8 a.m. the car will not be charged all evening and most of the night.

This is why I would... more »

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(@robhoehn) kudos icon +

Charging

Sophisticated Charge Timing Implemented

A setting to allow you to configure when you want the car to finish charging at a selected level (ex. so the battery temp is optimal in the morning before driving to work). Could also be used in cold climates to ensure battery is warm for a longer period of time.

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(@samzacharopoulos) kudos icon +

Charging

Charge car only with solar energy reported from Smart Inverter

Sometimes, we simply want to top up for free using exactly the amount of solar that the smart inverter is generating - "Follow the sun charging". In this way, use all the free energy, but don't burden the grid either - just a nice little top up.

 

Idea can be extended to PowerWall stored energy too.

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(@push2eject) kudos icon +

Charging

Allow manual battery preconditioning for high speed charging

Add an option to manually initiate battery preconditioning for high speed charging.

In my home state of Tasmania, Australia, there are no Tesla Superchargers, but there are other third-party fast charging stations, including some new 350kW chargers. Unfortunately, because the Tesla Nav doesn't know about these third-party chargers, it doesn't know to begin preconditioning the battery for them, the way it does for Superchargers.... more »

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(@theuglykorean) kudos icon 2

Charging

Tesla to Tesla Bump Charge

A dead battery is the worst. Once Tesla designs the new inverters how about adding the ability to bump charge a Tesla with a Tesla so you can get to a nearby charger? Add an S.O.S. button to inform nearby owners you need a bump and offer supercharger credits for being a Good Samaritan. 5% might just save someone hours of hassle and hundreds of dollars.

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(@wormhole) kudos icon +

Charging

Charge a Tesla Vehicle Using Direct Current

Right now, if you want to use your own solar panels directly, you have to convert DC to AC, plug-in the mobile charger, then convert it back to DC again for the battery.

 

Since solar generates electricity as Direct Current, it would be nice to use the on-board inverter or by-pass the conversion completely and just charge the car using direct current.

 

I think we would need a standardized protocol/pins for using DC.

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(@kusi.guenther) kudos icon 2

Charging

The famous Tesla Home Charger Network

There are many thousand of home charging points of Tesla drivers around the world. All dedicated only to the owner. Why not making this potential easily available to all Tesla drivers if they need a charge when out at a foreign place without a super or destination charger around. With just the following software extensions, this is easily possible:

1) Allow Tesla owners to register their home charging station with the... more »

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