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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 | May 24, 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 | May 24, 2015

Another 13 year old.

Brian H | May 24, 2015

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

kglad | May 24, 2015

what's your idea?

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

jrosenberger | July 2, 2020

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

TeslaTap.com | July 2, 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.