Automatically unlock charge port when vehicle reaches target SOC

frnkblk - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 10:26 pm

When charging at a destination charger (such as a hotel) it would be ideal if there was an option for the charge port to automatically unlock once the vehicles reaches its target state of charge (SOC).  This would allow others to use the charging cable without requiring the vehicle owner to (remotely) unlock the car, especially handy if it was 3 a.m.

This would also be convenient at home -- I shouldn't have to unlock the car that's in my garage just to pull the charging cable out.

This request should be augmented a little bit. There should be an option for the charge port to be unlocked only when the car is unlocked. For instance at the same time as the mirrors are folded out. Unlocking and stopping charging to early may lead to vampire drain and problems when preheating the car.

Chargeport unlocking could then have these options:

a) As today: Requires explicit unlocking

b) Unlock upon charging complete: Suited for hotels etc. Some vampire drain accepted.

c) Unlock upon charging complete and vehicle unlocked: Suited for home use with non-Tesla charging cable