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Tesla to Tesla Bump Charge trending idea

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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Optimal CO2 emission charging

 Let's say one has a Tesla vehicle that charges at night when rates are cheap and the car is plugged in. The charging needs to complete by morning. Within these constraints, one can optimize for CO2 emissions by changing the software.

For example, using yesterday's emissions data from the California ISO website, and a simple model (car needs to be ready in the morning, max charging rate at 7 kW, 80 daily miles), I estimate... more »

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Allow multiple payment methods for charging Edited

I live on a border between currencies and it sucks that my bank is getting to keep a conversion fee for payments even though I have proper payment methods in both currencies.

Please allow multiple payment methods and setting the currency for them.

Another use would be business/private accounts (from @walt.ehle)

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Make AC Charging Current adjustable via API

I am a Model 3 2020 owner located in Germany.

The AC charging current can be adjusted before and during an AC charging session from the car's center UI unit within a range from 5 to 16 A. That's great! The API allows external authenticated controllers to adjust and control some charging details (start and stop charging, target soc level), but it does not yet allow to adjust the charging current this way.

Adding this... more »

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Make my house/business available as Tesla Charging Station

I have my roofs all covered with Tesla solar panels and I have plenty of power that I'd like to make money by selling my power to other electric car owners in the neighborhood where my house and/or business. 

I have a control on my app to turn the availability on and off for my units like operators/owners do for Uber or Lyft or airbnb.

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Extended power travel trailer!

I think it would be really convenient if the EV's could be equipped with a tow package that could tow a luggage style trailer that was equipped with additional batteries and luggage space for long distance travelers. The trailer could be designed to have a wiring harness to plug into a receptacle on the vehicle and a switch or breaker in the vehicle could be switched to use the alternate power source once the vehicles... more »

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Virtual Queueing for Supercharging

When there is a line for supercharging, allow your car to be added to a virtual queue. Features:

-remove your car from the queue if you leave a geofenced area
-your Tesla won't charge until it's your turn (can't jump the queue).
-tells you which stall to use for optimal performance
-holds your place in line If you are on a planned route
-notifies you when your car is almost ready so you can go do other things while... more »

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Germans want in

I've an issue with the German transport minister wanting Tesla to open up its charging network to competing EV manufacturers. All that will do is shift the buying publics focus from buying a Tesla because it has a superior product and charging infrastructure. 

If this happened and you pull up to your supercharger in your Tesla, only to find them all occupied by Audi's etc.

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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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