(@gordondavid46) kudos icon 2

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Extended power travel trailer! trending idea

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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(@kusi.guenther) kudos icon 2

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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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(@theuglykorean) kudos icon 3

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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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(@guidopico) kudos icon +

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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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(@teslaideas) kudos icon +

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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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(@robhoehn) kudos icon +

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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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(@sam.dominic) kudos icon +

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Restricted Supercharging

It would be nice to restrict supercharging for people who are within a certain distance from home, and have enough charge to get home.

I have run into quite a few people who use Superchargers instead of charging at home. I understand that in some cases Supercharging may be necessary, such as for people who live in a condo type building and have no way to install a charger. Having said that, there are plenty of people... more »

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(@samzacharopoulos) kudos icon +

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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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(@rickbfounders) kudos icon +

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200kw+ batteries/chargers with transfer switch

With the upcoming cyber truck and roaster, owners will have 200+ kilowatts available if they lose power. The original roadster had a transfer switch that would allow it to be used as a battery source during power outages. But, it didn't really have enough of a battery back up. Now we do… How do we get that included in these high battery powered upcoming vehicles. I have a founders roadster & cybertruck on order… They... more »

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(@robhoehn) kudos icon +

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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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