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Location Based Cable Unlock

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Description

When the cable is locked to the charge port, provide a screen button to allow unlock when the charge is complete. Even better, make the setting location based.

For example, when home, and the allow unlock when full was selected, you could remove the cable without having the FOB after a full charge.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

If it’s possible to detect the J1772 adapter, require the fob to unlock to prevent theft of the adapter.

Status

Unknown.



Category: Tags: entered 27-Nov-2014
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2 Comments

On the Volt, when the car is locked and the charging cable is removed, the lights flash and the horn sounds as if car is being stolen.

When charge is complete at a public charger, the connection should be available to the next user.  Tesla may need driver to tell them that public charging is being used.

Even better would be a display telling the minutes left until charging complete visible to owner and next charging user.
I'm not sure this is a good idea.  It might invite another EV driver to charge while blocking your MS.