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Big Brother Tesla
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:25:02 PM »
The actual thread title says:

Tesla extends range on cars to help owners avoid Hurricane Irma

However, if they can extend it, they can also shorten it if they so choose, or say the NSA demands it. This is one reason the left wants electric, they can control it and your travel.

I get why there's a limit, and I suspect many of the owners are about to find out why. They'd have been better off leaving it behind and having insurance cover it, then Tesla telling them they'll have to replace the brick, err, rather a battery out of their own pocket, after taking it to max discharge.

This is why Tesla has a software limiter that shuts the car down after 70% discharge, they've found that a complete discharge is next to impossible to recover from and the battery becomes nothing short of a brick.




But when it's 100% discharged?






Tesla may have software-limited the battery capacities of some cars to upsell owners to pricier trim levels, but it's now clear that the company is willing to lift that limit during a crisis. The EV maker has confirmed to Electrek that it temporarily unlocked the full battery capacity on 60kWh Model S and Model X cars in Florida to give them the full 75kWh and help them escape Hurricane Irma. As you might guess, the extra range (about 30 to 40 miles) could be vital -- in one case, it helped an owner in a mandatory evacuation area optimize his escape route and get out in a timely fashion.

It's good to know that Tesla has the option of unlocking batteries in special circumstances, especially since buying a permanent unlock could cost several thousand dollars. You wouldn't want to have to stop at a Supercharger station (many of which were still running on September 9th, thankfully) with a life-threatening storm bearing down on you.

With that said, it does illustrate the potential issues with capping EV batteries using software. At what point does an automaker (not just Tesla) decide that an unlock is important? There are smaller-scale emergencies where offering the full capacity might still be helpful. It's not as pressing a question for Tesla now that the company isn't selling cars with software battery caps, but it's something that manufacturers may need to account for if they consider implementing software limits in the future.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/10/tesla-extends-range-on-cars-in-hurricane-irma-path/
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Re: Big Brother Tesla
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 04:34:28 AM »
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Re: Big Brother Tesla
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I thought I'd never feel sorry for greenies.  They can't catch a break!
Libs never consider the consequences of their actions in how govt can simply turn off their cars when and if the need arrises.
DNC head speaks to DIm party leadership: "Wait, libs are organizing a protest against our party policies in Sacramento and driving to the Bay Area in protest?
Turn off their cars as soon as they're 20 miles past  Davis, that should slow them down for a couple of days."
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