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Energy app needs longer vertical scale...

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by neroden, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    I've mentioned this to Tesla. It's not that important, but it is funny. This is an *absolutely typical* picture of the energy app in my car.

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    As for the 5-mile graph...
    IMG_3819_Small.JPG

    Yeah. So what's my peak energy usage? I don't know, it's off the chart. What's my peak regen rate? I don't know, it's off the chart. Makes it less useful than it might be.

    I can, however, tell whether I've been driving up or down hill. :) The energy chart pretty much tracks the terrain of Ithaca.
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I have my Peak go off the top from time to time, but have NEVER seen re-gen like that.
     
  3. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    :)

    Downtown Ithaca is pretty much straight down a steep hill, 3.7 miles from my house. Once, when I drove downtown and parked almost as soon as I got there, I looked at the trip meter. Energy used since last charge? NEGATIVE. I'd actually gained energy over the course of the 3.7 miles.

    It made me realize just how much energy is being wasted by ICE cars on that hill. They're using "single-pedal driving", you know... but the single pedal is the brake.
     
  4. huntjo

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    That graph is extreme, but highlights something I've seen a lot as well. I think 2 or 3 options for vertical range is a good idea, with te current setting being the default.
     
  5. gsxrex

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    I'd like the graph to scale accordingly to the highest peaks and valleys you have. Showing a static -300 to +900 isn't useful if most of my driving is between 200 and 600. Would be great to have more granularity about my current driving. Just knowing that I'm doing better/worse than rated by "some number" isn't helpful.
     
  6. Zextraterrestrial

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    I've seen the second picture in a 30 mile trip but the greens are bigger when they show.

    the scale of the graph should change so the top is ~ somewhere near 2-4 kW/mi
    .... oh, what he gsxres said
     
  7. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    FWIW I'm spending less on electricity than I expected; I'd estimated my annual mileage based on my gas usage, and didn't realize how much I'd benefit from the regen on Ithaca's hills.
     

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