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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.
The idea would be to simply suggest which stall is the best stall for you. Tesla... more »
1) Allow Tesla owners to register their home charging station with the... more »
Create a charging pad Tesla owners could install on their garage floor. When you park your Tesla on your garage the battery starts charging automatically ;)
Obs.: this would be an optional device.
While the Tesla Supercharging network is expanding. There is a need and it should be possible to charge a Tesla at other Direct Current (DC) stations. Especially Electrify America. Tesla vehicles in Europe have a CSS connector. So, it is technically possible. Tesla has a CHAdeMO adapter. Tesla needs to engineer and provide a CSS to Tesla adapter for US Customers.
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.
It would add to the fun factor if at each supercharger there was a stamping machine that for a nominal fee would allow you to stamp a passport book with that location. Tesla could provide or sell a leather passport book to accommodate usage.
1. I'm accidentally shortening battery life
2. It might be days before I realize I did it (I don't drive every day) and it makes me feel bad and stupid because it's irreversible.
3. Even when I realize that I did it (which could be days because I don't use the car every day)... more »
Elon, how many votes would it take for you to start selling the automatic charging snake, where it plugs itself in to the car?
I'm down for 1 even if it costs $2,500+
A lot of Superchargers don't have trash cans, and the result of that is trash laying everywhere throughout the Supercharger station.
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.
Allow integration with Tesla solar inverter for vehicle-to-home power transfer for emergency coverage during blackouts in place of Power Wall.
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.