What I would appreciate more than a seat/steering wheel thermostat, is a simple timer that auto shuts off the heaters after a preset time, like two minutes or 10 minutes. I live in Virginia where the winters are fairly moderate, but on many very cold days, the steering wheel heater is definitely a big plus. It is easy to turn on the heaters as I enter the car, but when I'm on the highway minutes later, I have to fumble through the menus to turn it off. I nearly always want to do this about two or three minutes later. I would like an option for automatic shutdown of steering wheel heat after some preset period.
Please, please, please give us a heater off button. Or better yet give us a mode with 2 temp sliders like the Nest, with a low setpoint where the heater comes on and high setpoint where the AC comes on.
My range would be from 58-72, so any cabin temp in this range there would be no heat and no AC used, only Vent if I so desired.
This would save tons of energy worldwide, and save accidents for people fiddling with the HVAC controls while driving / Autopilot not enabled.a
This suggestion is brilliant. Please, please Tesla improve the phone app for cold weather starting before the UK winter. I work 12 hour night shifts and to come out to a warm car at 06:00 hours in the morning would be lovely.
No1 Priorityis to have a day/time selection for turning the pre-heating system on, this is especially important for me as I can't take my phone on to the work site. To set the heating to come on 15 minutes before I come out from work would be good. Obviously you can only have this function if the battery state is greater than say 40%, or what level we can set it too! I don't think 15 - 20 minutes will do much damage.
Seat heater set to Level 1, rear screen, side mirror defrost, windscreen defog would also be excellent additions.
Come on Tesla make my old bones nice and warm on wintery mornings leaving work. Go, go ,go!