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New driving screen battery icon


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Mar 8, 2015
This morning I noticed that my new driving screen battery icon shows black. I have always seen it as green before. The charging screen battery display still shows green. The battery is charged to 80% and the OA temperature is 36 F.
Could there be a meaning to a black battery icon?
Many are thinking it's a mistake since it still shows up as green in the S & X after the update.
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Oct 16, 2018
Western Massachusetts
Brand new model Y here
Had nice green battery I could see
Software upgrade 2021 4.3 last night
Crap now I have a teeny gray battery I can barely see!
Who designed this? Elon for gods sake bring back a larger green battery I can see while I drive!!


Completely Serious
May 17, 2019
it's to make it harder to read. someone on a computer screen, who isn't old enough to drive thinks it looks just fine.

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I don’t think the battery icon is a safety issue. And before you get all huffy puffy and exclaim that’s because YOU aren’t paying attention longer to look for a grey icon keep in mind that IS YOUR problem as your eyes should always be on the roads.


Nov 27, 2019
Philly metro
The green-yellow-red change as battery approaches empty was not visible to folks with color blindness, so Tesla probably applied HMI design standards to the UI. This could be to meet government requirements in this upcoming federal fleet electrification program - federal government has a pre-qualification process for folks wishing to act as vendors to federal govt that requires adherence to guidelines that include accommodations for color-blindness. My company was forced to do this with our UI in order to sell our products to a govt agency.

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