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I have an idea that would charge any EV for free... I do not have a patent on it yet.. I want to work for Tesla., So, where do I begin.? Thanks DHM

DTsea | 24 May, 2015

Not here. This is owners and enthusiasts forum.

And if your idea is 'connect generator/alternator to front wheels to charge while you drive' don't bother.

vperl | 24 May, 2015

Another 13 year old.

Brian H | 24 May, 2015

The line to the loony bin forms to the right. Mostly occupied by inventors of free charging systems.

kglad | 24 May, 2015

what's your idea?

we won't tell anyone. this is a secret forum.

ezoom | 2 July, 2020

Anyone have the full battery mileage range drop 17% overnight, on a new Model Y? 788 miles on odometer.

TeslaTap.com | 2 July, 2020

@jrosenberger - Hard to say without more details. Is this drop when parked and not connected to power? Over how many hours? What was the range loss over this time?

It is likely normal if you have all the options turned on that use power all the time. For example, the Sentry mode feature, which has the cameras recording, consumes about 1 mile per hour of power. There are other options like overheat protection that can consume a lot of power if the car gets quite hot. Summon standby also uses quite a bit of power. Turn all these features off and then see what the loss is. A few miles loss would be normal overnight.

hgmichna | 4 July, 2020

TeslaTap.com wrote: "For example, the Sentry mode feature, which has the cameras recording, consumes about 1 mile per hour of power."

Are you sure? That's almost 10% per 24 hours on an SR+, for example. I thought it was more like 2% every 24 hours.

EVRider | 4 July, 2020

Yes, Sentry Mode drains at least 1 mile per hour.

TeslaTap.com | 4 July, 2020

@hgmichna - Yep as EVRider points out. The AP processor takes about 250 watts of power. With Sentry mode it must remain on to process the cameras and detect movement that trips Sentry mode.

So if you average 250 W/mi, Sentry mode consumes about 1 mile of range per hour. Use the option to automatically turn off Sentry mode at home is a good idea for most.