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Elon "About to end range anxiety"

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Lump, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Lump

    Lump Active Member

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    Elon Musk on Twitter:
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    (I still don't know how to embed tweets :confused:)
     
  2. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Must be related to limiting rate of supercharger to 60 kW? Jk
     
  3. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Hm. I don't see more range ending range anxiety -- perhaps a huge upgrade to the navigation and energy projection system that is more accurate and incorporates 3rd party chargers (and charging times).

    Or maybe Tesla is announcing they've acquired EV Trip Planner ;)
     
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    Popcorn ordered.

    Not for the event, but for the rampant speculation that's about to commence on TMC...
     
  5. bigdomer

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    Interesting. Scheduling a press conference hints more towards range expansion than navigation. Perhaps partnering with BMW to unify the high speed charging network?
     
  6. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    The entire fleet doesn't have navigation.
     
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    I noticed that when I start navigation to a destination that the battery icon briefly appears, and disappears, in the eta/distance box. . My guess is that this upgrade will now warn you if you have less than the required miles available and suggest a route that allows you to make it with enough miles left.
     
  8. LuckyLuke

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    Let the guessing begin! :)
    Maybe it will show the exact kW left in the pack instead of percentage/range with reserve/zero mile protection.

    Or: enables to enter a far away destination where it calculates the optimal supercharger stops.

    Or: shows the number of active/free stalls at a supercharger location.

    Or: allows to manually enter your personal average Wh/mi(or km) for range calculations without using the factory dictated rated/ideal/typical values.
     
  9. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    #9 gavine, Mar 15, 2015
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    Maybe making superchargers free......Wait, they already did that :biggrin:. However, the entire fleet doesn't have Supercharging.
     
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    All cars can now travel 400 miles on a charge, our engineers have solved this by limiting driving speeds to 25mph :biggrin:.
     
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    I'm thinking this is an upgrade to the Nav system that uses the energy projections and supercharger locations (and status?) to automatically route you through supercharger waypoints as required.

    Maybe it also works through the Google Maps interface for non-Nav cars?
    Walter
     
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    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    The entire fleet doesn't have Supercharging enabled. An OTA update can enable it though.
     
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    But it could -- navigation is just a firmware update away... Perhaps at a price.

    "Ending" range anxiety is an extremely high bar. I look forward to seeing what they've got in store.
     
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    #17 1208, Mar 15, 2015
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    Its got nothing to do with increasing the range, but removing the anxiety. The software update will cause a tune to play in the car when the range gets to 20km, this tune will cause you to calm down.

    Here is a sample of it

     
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    Car will have an Uber driver waiting at the point you run out of charge?
     
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    Could it be battery swapping stations?
     
  19. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Not in-line with an OTA software update.
     

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