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NAV Estimated Remaining Miles or Battery %

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Jtrader, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Jtrader

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    Now that Tesla is trying to simply things for the masses by stating the range of the car as opposed to the battery size, do you think on the NAV they will show the estimated remaining miles at the destination as opposed to the estimated remaining battery % (current way)?
     
  2. Maaz

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    I wish they showed both.
     
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  3. Vern Padgett

    Vern Padgett Proud and Grinning Model S90D owners

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    I think what they are doing is a good move.

    Can't make things too simple.
     
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    the car is capable of showing one or the other depending oh how you set it
     
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  5. Jtrader

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    I've looked everywhere and I can't find where to change it from percentage to miles on my Model S. Where should I look?
     
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    control panel?
     
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  7. Jtrader

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    Don't see it on mine. Can you show me a screen shot of yours?
     
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    I could but I'm not in a position to get it done now.
     
  9. Vern Padgett

    Vern Padgett Proud and Grinning Model S90D owners

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    Control panel then Settings
     
  10. Jtrader

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    Still don't see it on my MS. It looks like at least two others have it. Was it included on your latest update? I'd love to see a screen shot.

    Thanks,
     
  11. fEVer

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    Control panel/settings/units
     
  12. Jtrader

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    Remaining miles at destination still shows as a percentage instead of miles. See pic.

    Nav1.jpg
     
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    If they currently show remaining battery as a percentage even if you have your main battery display set to rated miles I'm guessing it will be the same for the Model 3. It's not like they are displaying kWh's or anything.
     
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    I think it should display one or the other dynamically, depending on the situation. Show % charge coarsely (like the battery icon on your laptop) when above a certain level, or when distance to the next SC is in not jeopardy. Below that threshold, show miles.

    My logic is that we rarely had range anxiety in our ICEs, only partly because we had sufficient range. The other reason was that the car had a "blunt instrument" in the gas gauge, a thick needle on a poorly marked scale. Our EVs are now capable of a sufficient range that we really don't need to worry about it, so the constant reminder of exactly how many miles we have left is probably causing more anxiety than it solves. Out of sight, out of mind (in a good way).

    Now, when you're getting low on charge, as when we got low on gas, accuracy and precision are big helps in the management of the vehicle. In the ICE we still had the blunt instrument on the dash (though some cars got creative with a second needle that popped up when you were below 1/8 tank), and the accuracy in reading how much juice was sloshing around in the tank was never very good to begin with. With our EVs and their instrumentation we're far ahead in that department. When it counts - when things get tight - we should play that to the driver's advantage, and show the estimated range remaining, along with distance to the next charging stop. Also, the appearance of the remaining range as something different on the screen (vs just the icon) draws attention to the situation, making it less likely for someone to get stranded.
     
  16. fEVer

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    I misread the question, sorry. No, there isn't a way to change to distance remaining at destination.
     

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