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What is the new yellow line on the speedometer?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by shelbri, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. shelbri

    shelbri Member

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    I got in the car this morning and now I see a yellow dotted line in the regen section. I never noticed this before. Is it new? Does it show max regen?

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  2. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    it's not new, but indeed, it's the max regen.

    As the battery is full it can't regen very hard. It will disappear when the battery gets more empty.
     
  3. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

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    Yes. It looks like you are close to a 100% charge (range charge), and so there's very little "room" to dump charge back in to the battery during regen... so it's limited.

    As your battery charge drops while driving, you'll regain more regen capability...
     
  4. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    This is documented on page 57 of the 5.9 owner's manual.
     
  5. shelbri

    shelbri Member

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    Thanks everyone. This was the first time I did a full range charge because of a trip. Good to know.
     
  6. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    When I took delivery they went out of their way to point this out to me because apparently a lot of people get their car when it's fully charged and then immediately think something is wrong with it because of this yellow line.
     
  7. JohnQ

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    Hey, neighbor, have a great trip!
    How I miss those 265+ max range charges :smile:. I'm at 250 now and sometimes those extra 15-20 miles come in handy.
     
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    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    Doesn't anyone read the owners guide? My goodness.
     
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    purplewalt Active Member

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    Since you are taking a trip, the dashed yellow bar will start appearing in the upper right quadrant as you get closer to the end of your rated range.
    And if you go below about 40 miles of rated range, the green starts changing color also.

    It's great you are taking your first trip: have fun!!!!
     
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    read?:confused:
     
  11. shelbri

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    I did in fact read the owners manual but I didn't study it like a college textbook. There is an awful lot of information to recall Again, thanks to those who helped.
     
  12. Vip

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    How many miles do you have on your car?
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    ***********For the OP and other newbies reading this - in my estimation, the important point is to consider strongly that limited regeneration that a number of the responders mention. If your driving habits have become accustomed to regen-braking, Watch Out!!!! because this topped-off battery bank ain't-a-gonna be your friend for a number of miles.************
     
  14. JohnQ

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    25,000 over 17 months. "A" pack battery. Range charge is now 250-252.
     
  15. Tacket

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    Well stated.

    Software compensation for this (reflected in use of actual brakes) would be grand.
     
  16. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Were you going on a trip? If not there really isn't a reason to charge to 100% on a normal day. Harder on battery most likely.
     
  17. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Disagree. Engaging friction brakes when the accelerator pedal is lifted is "new an unusual" (all drivers) and "wasteful" (EV drivers). I don't want this on my vehicle.
     
  18. Peter_M

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    Me either! I think the design as is is good and simple. Linking regen with the brake pedal can be done (as in many hybrids) but it would introduce a bunch of complex hardware and software for very little value. I have no problem using the brake a bit more when regen is limited due to a full battery or, more often for me, a cold battery.
     
  19. Tacket

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    Totally agree that it is wasteful, though how do you feel about the inconsistent user experience for times one forgets about total lack of regen braking when range charging (or in cold weather)? It's always a surprise to me since I range charge so infrequently. Thankfully I've never been in a situation where I have forgotten while speeding into the back of another vehicle/wall/etc.
     
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    Those of us living in cold climates experience this every winter morning. Until the battery warms up you won't get full regen and the amount of regen varies as the car warms up. So it pays to be attentive so you aren't surprised by the first regen moment of the day.
     

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