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Short Wait

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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I drove by our local Supercharger Sunday afternoon. Only 6 stations and I've never seen it full before. (I think it was people charging to drive back to the city after a weekend at the lake).
Anyway, I noticed that my car display showed a "clock/timer" symbol and when I tapped it, it said "Short Wait". Never saw that before.
I assume that Tesla could tell that at lease some of the cars charging were about finished so it knew they were about to leave.
Not sure if it knew if there were any cars waiting (I didn't see any) but I guess it would also know if there were other cars in the parking area waiting.
 

RTPEV

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Mar 21, 2016
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I saw that on the last trip I was on as well, so yes, it seems like a fairly new feature. I wouldn't read too much into if/what data they are using to determine this. I suspect it's a fairly generic message and at best determined simply by the number of cars they saw recently charging or navigating to the Supercharger and not on any detailed indications of charge rate among the cars actually charging.

I do think they could do a really great job of managing busy Superchargers and the resulting queue (like giving each car a place in line on their screens), but that is entirely wishful thinking that I honestly don't seem coming.
 
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mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
10,986
14,086
California
I saw that on the last trip I was on as well, so yes, it seems like a fairly new feature. I wouldn't read too much into if/what data they are using to determine this. I suspect it's a fairly generic message and at best determined simply by the number of cars they saw recently charging or navigating to the Supercharger and not on any detailed indications of charge rate among the cars actually charging.

I do think they could do a really great job of managing busy Superchargers and the resulting queue (like giving each car a place in line on their screens), but that is entirely wishful thinking that I honestly don't seem coming.
It hasn't been much of a problem but may be in the future with more Teslas on the road and especially if Tesla opens up Superchargers to other EVs.
 

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