Submitted by lazyav8tr on Thu, 2013-06-27 15:45
I've had my MS 40/60 for 10 days with no problems. Being a Leaf owner for 15 months, I was shocked by the lack of timers for charging and preheating/cooling. The Leaf allows weekend and weekday start and stop timers for charging. If only a stop time is selected, the timer makes it's own estimate of the time required to finish by the selected stop time. It usually finishes a bit early, but ensures you have a full charge by the programmed time. It also allows optimization of TOU power rates. The A/C and heat can also be pre-programmed to start at specific times. Even better, the A/C and heat can be set remotely with the phone app. or internet to start at any selected time. eg I decide to leave at a particular time today so I program the HVAC to start 15 minutes before I plan to leave using the internet or my smartphone app. With the Tesla, I must remember to start the HVAC at 15 minutes before I leave, but being an old f..t, I forget and have to leave with a very hot or cold car. These capabilities were available from day 1 on the Leaf
Compared to the Leaf, the MS timer is retarded. Hopefully these simple capabilities will be added soon in an update.