As of right now, the drivers of Tesla vehicles will be able to see what’s providing power to their electric vehicles with the new app, TesLab. This was turned into a reality by a new and free app. It gives the drivers a closer look at the carbon footprint of the vehicle.
Tesla power source monitoring app, TesLab
TesLab relates practically to the same kind of apps like FitBit but for Teslas. It recently launched a feature that informs the driver on how much power the car is using from renewable energy and fossil fuels. This aids the driver in paying close attention to the vehicle’s condition while it’s on the road.
The company of TesLab made a tweet. With their new live Power Mix view, in locations with available data, you could now see where the vehicle’s electricity sources from during its previous charging period.
With the data used from the Electricity Map, TesLab stays informed on where and when the Tesla vehicle charges. It also shows the driver which kind of energy is used to charge the EV.
“We are currently tracking down where the data originates as it’s related to energy. It’s for us to know if you’re located in Brooklyn, Tucson, or any other location the energy comes from and what the mix of the energy is looking like.” said by the CEO of TesLab and Ben Schippers, its co-founder.
“With the results that came out, we could see the amount of carbon that’s pushed out to the atmosphere. It’s because it’s based on the power of your charge, whether it may be at home, or whether it’s at a Supercharger.”
With the use of the app, drivers could now compare the different power-levels between third-party charging networks, Superchargers, and their home chargers. That’s because they’re used to fuel up the EV.
Using the resources available right now, this technology could only be accessed by citizens of the US as of right now. For sure, it’s pretty great to see the difference of the Superchargers power sources in the country.
For ex., about 65.6% of the Las Vegas Supercharger has hydro as its power source at the Hoover Dam; About 33% of it is powered by just natural gas. In the meantime, the Supercharger of California, Hawthorne, is heavily powered by the push of wind for 49%; At the same time, it’s also powered by cent coal power for 27%
New TesLab feature: Power Mix
Power Mix is the most recent feature of TesLab. It’s a third-party app which allows the drivers to keep track of their efficiency, the controls of a couple of functions like door-locking and the AC, and even give a rating to Supercharger stations. In addition to that, thankfully, TesLab confirmed on not selling out anyone’s driving data.
This new feature has proven to be a total game-changer. Anyone could choose to be super eco-friendly since it’s possible. You might as well go through the effort to buy an electric vehicle for lowering the carbon footprint. It’ll definitely be worth considering to see just how much vehicles today have progressed.