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Range Anxiety conquered - I don't think so

Nigel16494

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Nov 22, 2014
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Forgot to plug in the car and the family decided they wanted a 75 mile each way trip. The car said I could arrive with 1% margin and kept telling me I needed to charge. I knew there were 2 superchargers along the way but none of them showed up on the trip button. In fact no destination chargers of any kind were offered. Clearly I must have annoyed the software because my battery was lowish to begin with. I remember Tesla telling us we will never run out because the car will point out places to charge on the way and give you the recharge times required. Everytime I have gone on a long roadtrip I got all the information I needed.

Incidentally, the Volt tells me I forgot to plug in with a text message.
 

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Aug 22, 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
Forgot to plug in the car and the family decided they wanted a 75 mile each way trip. The car said I could arrive with 1% margin and kept telling me I needed to charge. I knew there were 2 superchargers along the way but none of them showed up on the trip button. In fact no destination chargers of any kind were offered. Clearly I must have annoyed the software because my battery was lowish to begin with. I remember Tesla telling us we will never run out because the car will point out places to charge on the way and give you the recharge times required. Everytime I have gone on a long roadtrip I got all the information I needed.

Incidentally, the Volt tells me I forgot to plug in with a text message.

It's a well-known fact that it is very easy to annoy beta software. :wink:

I try playing soothing music for my NAV software in the hopes of keeping it in a good mood.

Larry
 

dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,279
156
Nevada
Did they not show up on the Superchargers tab in the car? If they weren't showing up on the trip function I would jake navigate directly to the Supercharger anyway then to your destination.
 
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Nigel16494

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Nov 22, 2014
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But you made it, right?

I made it there and back , and weirdly enough both superchargers were completely empty of any cars. I just used one of them and drove past the other. My underwear is not strong enough to arrive with 1% though, I needed a wider margin

Did they not show up on the Superchargers thread? If they weren't showing up on the trip function I would jake navigate directly to the Supercharger anyway then to your destination.

They did show on the usual chargers navigation. I guess I have just been a bit spoiled with the trip function advising me when and where to charge, even if some chargers show charge for zero minutes just to add them to the list
 
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dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,279
156
Nevada
Glad you made it. Until they improve the software think it's best to identify what Supercharger you want and navigate directly to that.
 

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