Forget to Charge Notification



Notification if the car is at a known location (e.g. home) and not plugged in for a settable number of minutes and if the charge is below a settable threshold.


Moderator: While not as good as an app, check out our Home Charging Indicator project, which helps solve the issue.



(voting combined from a close duplicate that has been removed)

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     Created 4-Feb-2014


and option for "only if battery is low"
    Created 22-Mar-2021
Similar to the "Windows are rolled down" alert today, this should not be an expensive item to add as it's software only.
    Created 1-Jan-2021

It would be really great to have an app notification sent by the car a time after arriving home, without being plugged in.
    Created 27-May-2020
Try Teslafi. Notice comes based on time and charge level.
    Created 25-Dec-2017
I'm not sure how the car detects a charge fault, but it's 2017 and we still experience problems. In our case, it is due to the charge process never actually starting....  We live in an area where electricity service is surprising poor (on the ocean in South Florida - laugh all you want, but it's true).

The constant outages and brown-outs seem to throw the hard-wired wall-mounted charger into an error state. Once you know it's hung in an error state, it's easy enough to go over to the device, hold the reset button and get it functional again.

Other times, the misses doesn't jam the plug in hard enough. It's an older 2013 model who's charge port fits a bit tighter than the new models.

Either way, there in lies the problem. Knowing....  I pull into the garage, pop the charge port, jam in the connector and walk away.  I don't wait around to the charging process to initiate... I shouldn't have to.

Wake up next morning, drive down road, and realize that the car never charged.

Why can't the car detect that something is plugged in to the chargeport and that it's not getting any juice? Fundamentally, this should be the first type of problem that the charging system detects and it should alert me that there is a problem!

    Created 10-Jun-2017
I agree.  I have been wanting to submit this idea for over a year.  Seems like a logical simple solution to help Tesla owners have a better Tesla experience.
    Created 3-Jan-2017
YES! I have forgotten to plug in at home a few times for various reasons. PLEASE just have the car send a text indicating the you are not plugged in and if that was intentional. Could be used for home or near a charging station. Would be easy and cheap to implement. This is a must!
    Created 11-Nov-2016
the second portion of this suggestion is not implemented.  and I agree with that suggestion (Alert user via phone if past x hour of day ...e.g. 9pm and car not scheduled to charge and below a certain amount of rated miles...e.g. 100 miles).  I will open a separate suggestion for this if I can't find it in this forum already.
    Created 21-May-2016
it may be implemented, but it's a useless implementation. The app notifications don't provide any actual notification as they don't make sound or vibrate.
    Created 10-Feb-2016
as the car save all you charging locations

it should be able to only send this warning if you are parked near a charging station
    Created 2-Sep-2015
I certainly need this - as a next best type solution I changed how my charge cable is mounted on the wall so I can easily see it is there instead of being connected to the car.

It has happened too often that I have come home expecting to go out again then discovered the next morning that I never plugged the car in.
    Created 1-Aug-2015
This is a great idea, once again Chevy Volt has this.  I get SMS txt at 9pm if I forget to plug in the car.  Since the Tesla is GPS smart, have this set to location as well.
    Created 13-Jul-2015
Related item: Charging Power Graph
    Created 23-Jun-2014
This is a MUST have feature add for the mobile app.
    Created 5-May-2014
Nothing could be worse that thinking one is ready to go and then finding out that the charge failed, especially when commitments have been made. This seems like a good approach to avoid that.
    Created 4-Feb-2014
Thom EM