When home, and battery is under x percent (user sets this variable) and not plugged in to charger, user gets a reminder notification from app to plug in.
Can't say how many times I have to remind my wife... :)
The idea would be to simply suggest which stall is the best stall for you. Tesla... more »
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.
I approach my car from the rear at home, and I have to walk to the front and open the door to get it to unlock the charging cable. It should detect that I am near and unlock the cable.
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.
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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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.
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.
When finished charging, the car auto drives to a non charging parking spot. It would only require an eject mechanism for the socket. It would free up charging spots giving them in-effect more capacity.
Add Disney+ to Disney theater so we can hang with baby Yoda while charging.
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.
1) Allow Tesla owners to register their home charging station with the... more »