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New owner of a 2014 S60 in a few days

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Kensiko, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Kensiko

    Kensiko Member

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    I'm coming from a leaf. I have a few questions:
    1- Do Model S have heat pump ?
    2- Leaf has a margin at the bottom and top SOC, about 5-7 % each side. What about the Model S ? If I charge 100% what's the real SOC ?
    3- I can control the car remotely, right ? Is it the beta Tesla app on Android ? I assume I'll have to enter an account on the car when I have it.
     
  2. brantse

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    Congrats, you'll love it!

    1. No heat pump. This would probably be useful, but the heating system uses primarily resistance, with the ability to also use heat from the battery/motor cooling loop.
    2. There is plenty of better information around here, but yes, there is some margin. I believe it's smaller than 5-7% on each side, but can't recall exactly. I know that 100% charges the cells to exactly 4.20 V.
    3. Yes, it's the beta Tesla app on Android. They link your device/vehicle based on your mytesla account's login info. Not sure how this works with owners that have more than 1 car.
     
  3. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    ... I'm 95% sure the Model S uses a heat pump to heat/cool the cabin...
     
  4. golfnut

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    I can't help you on #1 or #2, but I just bought a pre-owned MS and found out what needs to be done to get the car moved over to your name with Tesla, which will then allow you to use the mobile app. Here are the steps Tesla gave to me -

    1. Color copy or photo of your current driver’s license or state ID.
    2. Copy or picture of your title or registration (bill of sale does not qualify as a valid document)
    3. Email address you would like linked to your account (your MyTesla email if you have already created an account)
    4. Home or mailing address
    5. Phone number

    It took Tesla about a week after I forwarded them the req info to get the car moved under my name. Started using the app a couple of days ago. Would have be great to have it day one, but I understand their requirement to insure proper ownership.

    Enjoy your new ride!!
     
  5. Kensiko

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    Thanks, I already have the car in MyTesla account. I tried to log in the app but it says I have no car yet.

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  6. Boourns

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    ^ That is normal. Once you take delivery you should be able to access your car in the app within a few hours. I think they say up to 24 hours, but mine was working at lunch 30 minutes after I drove off the service center lot.
     
  7. brantse

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    I know that my app had connected to my car within about 15 minutes or so after I left the service center.
     
  8. glhs272

    glhs272 Unnamed plug faced villian

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    What I have found on my S60 is that a 100%charge gets a total pack voltage of 352 volts. 352/84=4.1905 so it seems they are leaving some room at the top.
     
  9. Kensiko

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    Thanks for all your replies.

    Is there a bluetooth and Leaf Spy equivalent or everything is on the screen ?
     
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    Not sure about Bluetooth, but there is a TM Spy that is available and continuing development.
    Helpful links to TM-Spy threads.
     
  11. Kensiko

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    2 more quick questions:
    - I'm not plugging the car everyday, so at which SOC should I plug it ? 30% ? 20% ?
    - Do you guys activate the energy saving for the screen and connectivity ? The car is longer to start this way, I wonder if it's worth it.
     
  12. ecarfan

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    Don't overthink it. Tesla recommends plugging the car in when not in use, or at least every night. If you can do that, then why not do it?

    There is no reason to not plug the car until it gets down to a certain SOC. Nothing is accomplished by that approach.

    My approach is I drive the car, come home, plug in. Every time. It's simple, easy to remember, and I never have to be concerned about forgetting to plug in and getting in the car for a drive and discovering that I don't have my usual amount of range.

    I do not turn on the energy saver setting. Since my car is plugged in every day that I am at home, there is no reason to.
     
  13. Kensiko

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    OK. I'll think about it. But it does take a bit more time because I have to park at reverse. And I try to keep my cable inside my garage, it is not outdoor like my car. When plugged-in, the cable passes under the garage door at the edge.
     
  14. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    Congrats! I own 2 classic S60's, and could not be happier with them. Your are going to love your S60 as well. I simply set the charge limit to 90% and forget about it unless I am road tripping.
     
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    Parking in reverse should become easy with practice. Maybe even easier than parking forward. The high-quality backup camera and accurate guidelines make it a piece of cake once you get used to it. If getting the cable to the car isn't a hassle then I'd suggest plugging in every night. If it is a hassle, maybe see if you can improve that.
     
  16. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    They are not accurate, they are precise.

    To clarify further, the guidelines are narrower than the car, so while backing up, check the mirrors too.
     
  17. RogerHScott

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    Two words (or, perhaps one, hyphenated): auto-park. :)
     
  18. ecarfan

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    You back in to your garage but your charge cable goes under your garage door to plug into the car? That doesn't make sense to me. I must not be understanding correctly what you wrote.

    In any case, it is very easy to back into a garage in a Tesla because of the excellent rear camera and the back lines that guide you in.
     
  19. Kensiko

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    The car is outside.

    There are different opinions, but I tend to trust our Zero motorcycle Quebec Specialist, DoctorBass. He says it is better for the life of the battery to stay as close to 50% as possible. I know manufacturers just tell to plug every night, but it is more to prevent batteries getting to 0% than real method to extend the life of the battery.
     
  20. RogerHScott

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    Tesla is the world's leading expert on the battery systems in their cars, by an enormous margin. It seems foolish to disregard their advice.
     

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