Tesla owners can soon top off their tire pressure at Supercharger stations

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  1. Teslarati Bot

    Teslarati Bot New Member

    Dec 6, 2016


    Tesla will be adding air compressors to bigger Supercharger locations and allow owners to top off their tire pressure, according to CEO Elon Musk. Musk’s update came via a tweet, as he was discussing an upcoming software update that aims to further improve Tesla Model 3’s braking performance.

    Having air compressors at popular Supercharger locations would be a welcomed addition to the stations, allowing Tesla owners to ensure that their vehicle’s tire pressure is at an optimal setting. With real-time vehicle diagnostics - vehicles with tire pressure monitoring sensors alert drivers when tire pressure is low - having an air compressor available at charging stops could come as a relief for Model S, Model X and Model 3 owners in need of a quick top off.


    Underinflated tires can negatively affect the total distance a vehicle is capable of driving given its fuel source. The U.S. Department of Energy found that tires with low air pressure can decrease the range of a car by 0.2% for every 1 psi below the recommended pressure. As tire pressure lowers, rolling resistance increases thus requiring more energy to move a vehicle. Electric cars tend to be heavier than gasoline vehicles, because of the batteries, which leads to tires wearing down faster. Having proper tire pressure will help extend the life of tires.

    Adding air compressors to Supercharger stations and allowing Tesla drivers to properly inflate their vehicle’s tires also implicitly allows the vehicle to maximize its driving range. One can presume that by having better driving range, Tesla is able to help mitigate Supercharger congestion at some of the more popular locations that are prone to overcrowding. Additionally, having an air compressor installed at a Supercharger station can be seen as a value-add that bolsters Tesla’s commitment to “owner happiness”.

    Another such value-add for Tesla customers is the ability to service their vehicle directly at home or from their workplace through Tesla’s Mobile Ranger service. CEO Elon Musk also recently revealed that Tesla owners will soon be able to diagnose squeaks and rattles and make service appointments directly from their Tesla mobile app.

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  2. Bob Hinden

    Bob Hinden New Member

    Jul 28, 2017
    San Francisco Bay Area
    It would also be nice to be able to clean the windshield while supercharging.    I used todo that at the gas station with my ICE car, but since I don\'t go to gas stations any longer....
  3. arbmailz

    arbmailz New Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    Also, a euro style urinal enclosed in a shell shaped like two offset facing half round cylinders. Sorry they do not accommodate ladies.
  4. joeski1

    joeski1 Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Voorhees, Nj
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    I usually do that with my 40V battery powered Greenworks portable .5 gal air compressor when I wash up the car.. the Michelin Primacy 19 inch tires don't lose air quickly at all..

    now the knockoff tires they put on the M3.. guess they leak faster.. need air pumps @ SC stations..

    Model S is the better buy..

    M3.. sub standard brakes, substandard headlights, sub standard.

    Go for the MS 75D... you'll be glad you did

    Nix the AP to cut costs.. you can always add it later or step up..
  5. robinrhaney

    robinrhaney Member

    Oct 26, 2017
    Tesla have affluent, busy people captive on site for 20-40 minutes. It is mad that they do not use that to sell them things, High priced, high quality, green tinged things. Tesla know this, but they have too much on their plate. A partnership with a sympathetic, ecologically minded partner is indicated. Especially where superchargers are not co-located with other businesses, which is often the case. Have people seen the Norwegian superchargers Bjorn shows off. 30 and 40 bays, nothing else there but bored, rich Norwegians playing on their phones! Huge missed opportunity.
  6. J.Taylor

    J.Taylor Active Member

    Feb 13, 2017
    What do we need at superchargers? A trash-basket. You pick up a coffee etc and plug into a supercharger for 15 or 20 min - then what do you do with the cup and wrappers? Mall management would do well to place a trash basket near the chargers.
  7. klimbo13

    klimbo13 New Member

    Aug 1, 2018
    #7 klimbo13, Aug 1, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
    The biggest problem Tesla needs to figure out is how to supercharge without hurting the car. I live in a place where I can’t charge at home and if I were to get a Tesla I would need to use the supercharger Tutuapp 9apps Showbox to charge .

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