Improvements to Charging
The charging area of the app now shows more details.
- Tesla will display the portion of the battery that is unavailable due to the battery pack's cold temperature directly in the charging slider.
- The tick marks that are displayed at 10% intervals are now always visible. Previously they were only displayed when the slider was being moved.
Drive on Sunshine
Tesla is expected to add support for a new feature called 'Drive on Sunshine.'
Drive on Sunshine will allow Tesla solar owners to automatically start charging their vehicles when excess solar energy is being used.
This feature is expected to reduce costs for owners by letting their solar system charge their vehicles when excess energy is being generated. In addition to charging with clean energy, owners will also reduce electricity tranmission loss, resulting in more efficient use of power.
Photo is a rendering of what 'Drive on Sunshine' may look like.
Since the last app update, Tesla has also rolled out a new option under the Profile > Account > Charging menu.
In addition to Manage Payment and History, there is now a new 'Membership' option to manage your membership for charging non-Teslas. In this menu, you'll be able to sign up, cancel or renew your charging membership.
The charging membership lowers the price per kW at Superchargers for non-Teslas, although there is a five session limit per day.
Minor fixes and improvements.