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Supercharger vacancies in v4 Tesla app (moved, not removed)

bmah

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Mar 17, 2015
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The new app sucks. It shows only 4 chargers and for some reason it doesn't show the second closest one for me. Seems pretty random.

Also they removed chargers from the default navigation UI so you can no longer easily see them at a glance. Why?

The old app only showed 4 chargers as well, and its selection of which ones it recommended was similarly wonky. Why? It's the same data from the Tesla back-end API...what's changed is the presentation (which I actually happen to like better):


To the second point...that's a thing in-car. I think it's to prevent turning the map into a sea of red pins in Supercharger-heavy locations like the SF Bay Area. But that has nothing to do with the app change.

The new app has enough issues on its own without people inventing new problems. ;)

Bruce.
 

MorrisonHiker

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Mar 8, 2015
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Colorado
The new app sucks. It shows only 4 chargers and for some reason it doesn't show the second closest one for me. Seems pretty random.

Also they removed chargers from the default navigation UI so you can no longer easily see them at a glance. Why?

The old app only showed 4 chargers as well, and its selection of which ones it recommended was similarly wonky. Why? It's the same data from the Tesla back-end API...what's changed is the presentation (which I actually happen to like better):


To the second point...that's a thing in-car. I think it's to prevent turning the map into a sea of red pins in Supercharger-heavy locations like the SF Bay Area. But that has nothing to do with the app change.

The new app has enough issues on its own without people inventing new problems. ;)

Bruce.
Thanks for your non-deterministic Superchargers link. I replied in another thread that the list of 4 chargers seems to change. I noticed that when I'm in the car or the car and I are both at home, the app seemed to show the four closest Superchargers. When the car was located an hour away from me, I would see a different set of Superchargers displayed each time I checked. Sometimes it would skip several of the Superchargers closest to the car and show ones that were nearly 100 miles away. Other times, it would show the Superchargers that were within 5 miles of the car, skip several and then show a couple more that were 50 miles away. I couldn't figure out the logic. :confused:

As for the Supercharger display in the car, you can find at least some of them by tapping Navigate and then Chargers:
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Tarkus_9

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Sep 25, 2021
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You can view supercharger using Tesla map. in Tesla app click on location, top right click on right arrow, it will open the map, in search type supercharger. It will show all charging stations. You can send it to your car like before. Click on shares then Tesla. Andre.
 

Art VandeIay

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Jun 12, 2016
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that action takes me out of the Tesla app and over to Apple Maps, with directions to myself.
As you know, you actually have to:

1.- Open the Tesla App
2.- Click on "Location".
3.- Pinch-to-zoom out the map until you see the Superchargers closest to the vehicle.
4.- Then click on the red pin in order to see the number of available stalls, status and send directions to the vehicle.
 

RV8R

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Apr 22, 2018
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Florida
I found the destination charger list a valuable resource while traveling. Yesterday I encountered a detour that put me in a critical low power situation. I scrambled to try and find a backup location with no success. Rolled to my destination on 'fumes'.
 

MorrisonHiker

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Mar 8, 2015
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Colorado
I found the destination charger list a valuable resource while traveling. Yesterday I encountered a detour that put me in a critical low power situation. I scrambled to try and find a backup location with no success. Rolled to my destination on 'fumes'.
Have you tried the Plugshare app?
 

RV8R

Member
Apr 22, 2018
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Florida
I didn't, and good point. I was used to the Tesla app and kept searching it while driving. Next time, I'll pull over and spend time researching.
 

Tony8489

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Oct 17, 2015
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I don't use the app to find superchargers when driving as the car's map works fine for that. But when I'm charging during dinner I use the app to monitor charging progress. I also want to know when I'm done charging whether I'll incur idle charges. The app used to show how many people were at the supercharger I was using and the kW charge rate. It now shows neither of those items, and last Friday I interrupted my dinner to unplug only to find that it was unnecessary because the other cars present when I arrived had departed.

So appreciate the heads-up in this thread that I can use the location section of the app to determine whether I'm in danger of idle fees. But the app is less convenient than before and no longer shows the kW charge rate.
 

Brass Guy

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Jan 5, 2014
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Holbrook, MA
The new app is terrible. Actions are so slow that I tap the control an extra time because I think I missed it. Controls are all grey now, more difficult to see. Map is greyscale now like in the car, and always night mode. Everything's a shadow now. Less responsive as well as ugly.
 

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