Scheduled Charging and Scheduled Departure
Toggle between Scheduled Departure and Scheduled Charging by touching Model S is in Park.when
Think of Scheduled Charging as "When do I want charging to start?" and think of Scheduled Departure Off-Peak Charging which is "When do I want charging to be complete?"
Scheduled Charging can be used together with Scheduled Departure Preconditioning but not with Scheduled Departure Off-Peak Charging.
Scheduled Charging/Scheduled Departure settings are automatically saved for each location.
Using Scheduled Charging
Use Scheduled Charging to specify a daily time in which you want Model S to start charging.
With Scheduled Charging selected, enable the feature then set a daily time to start charging.
Using Scheduled Departure
Use Scheduled Departure to set a daily time when you want Model S to be ready to drive. Model S automatically calculates when it needs to start preconditioning and/or charging. This ensures that charging is complete and/or the cabin climate and Battery are preconditioned by your departure time.
When Scheduled Departure is displayed, touch Schedule to set a daily time when you want Model S to be ready to drive. Specify a time, then touch Settings to enable one or both of the following departure features. When plugging in with Off-Peak Charging enabled, the vehicle briefly draws power (you may hear clicking) to calculate the necessary charging start time.
After you’ve specified your desired settings, touch Set. The touchscreen displays your scheduled departure time.
- Preconditioning warms
the Battery for improved performance and ensures a comfortable cabin climate at your
set departure time. NoteWhen Model S is not plugged in, preconditioning operates but only when the Battery's charge level is above 20%.
- Off-Peak Charging
delays charging and automatically starts charging in order to finish before your
scheduled departure time while also ensuring to charge the Battery during off-peak
hours to reduce energy costs. Touch Change Off-Peak Hours
to customize the time when off-peak utility rates end.NoteChoosing Off-Peak Charging can reduce energy costs even in market regions where off-peak utility rates are not applicable. For example, if charging starts as soon as you plug in, charging may complete much sooner. This causes the Battery to cool down to ambient temperatures and requires energy to warm it back up by your departure time. Therefore, even if off-peak utility rates are not applicable to you, it is recommended that you set Off-Peak Hours to the same time as your departure time in order to reduce energy consumption.NoteIf there is not enough time to reach the charge limit, charging starts immediately in order to charge as much as possible.NoteOnce charging has started and there is not enough time to complete charging during off-peak hours, charging continues until the charge limit is reached.
You can limit Preconditioning and Off-Peak Charging to weekdays only.