Tesla released a new feature for owners to play around with on their Tesla app that allows you to see their vehicle’s charging history.
I was so excited when I heard about the new “Charge Stats” feature on the latest Tesla mobile app update.
It’s really useful to track your charging history and see how much energy your Tesla has consumed over time. It also includes a clear comparison of how much the equivalent expenditure would be for a gasoline car.
Since this morning, I’ve been playing around with the Charge Stats feature, and I love it!
I know it’s basic for now but it’ll only get better as Tesla adds new features based on user feedback.
So what is the Charge stats feature, and how does it work?
In this guide, I’ll show you how to access the Charge Stats feature on your Tesla app and, more importantly, the steps to use it.
So let’s dive right in.
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What is the new Tesla Charge Stats Feature?
The Charge Stats feature is a new addition to the Tesla mobile app that will help you understand the charging trends of your Tesla car. It shows you how often you charged your Tesla over the last month organised by where you charged it: Home, Supercharger or Other.
The Charge Stats feature tracks much it costs to charge the car. This is an amazing way for you to keep track of your energy consumption to set goals or analyse data about what types of trips are most expensive based on where and how much you spend on charging your Tesla.
With this new Charge Stats segment, you’ll have a more accurate understanding of how much you’ve charged in the last month and the cost you paid for it.
The app also compares your total spending vs fuel savings calculated by estimating the cost difference between charging your Tesla vs the cost of fuel (petrol) for a comparable car in your area.
Here’s how Tesla explains the calculations in the app:
How to Access Charge Stats feature?
Step #1. First, update your Tesla App to the latest version (v4.5.1+ on iOS or v4.4+ on Android).
For some reason, the app didn’t update automatically (I have set updates to automatic on iOS). Some people on forums also reported the same issue. So, you might need to update it manually.
If you’ve already updated the app, you could have ignored this new feature as the Tesla app team didn’t mention it in the release notes.
Step #2. Open up your Tesla app and scroll down. You’ll find a new section now called “Charge Stats.”
Step #3. Go to Charge Stats, and all the new charging information is there for you to see, as mentioned above.
That’s it – that’s how you can quickly access your charging stats right within the Tesla app.
Now let’s look at how you can use various features within this new section.
How to Use the Charge Stats Feature?
Once you’re inside the Charge Stats section, you can select any day in the past to see how much energy your Tesla consumed that day, how much did it cost you and how much it would have cost if you were driving a gasoline car.
There’s also an excellent graph that shows you how much energy your Tesla consumed over the last month.
For more in-depth information, tap on the bar for each week to drill down and get a detailed breakdown of when you charged and how much money that cost.
You can even see your fuel savings over time by comparing this against what it would have been if you were driving an internal combustion engine car.
The Charge Stats section is divided into three parts: Charge Stats (over the last 31 days), Fuel Savings and Average Cost.
Charge Stats: The first part shows you how much total energy was consumed in kWh in the last 31 days, along with the total amount spent. You can also tap on the bar for each week to drill down more details.
Fuel Savings: The second part tells you how much fuel would have been used in a comparable petrol car and the cost savings of using Tesla instead. This calculation is based on your area’s estimated fuel costs, so it may vary.
Average Cost: The third part shows you the average cost per kWh for charging your Tesla over the last 31 days
The best part is:
You can customise the rates for Home and Other categories for Tesla to calculate the savings based on actual rates you’re paying.
You’ll have an even more accurate estimate of the savings you’re making compared to driving an equivalent petrol car.
Charge Stats is a handy tool for Tesla owners who want to monitor their battery usage or check up on how much they’ve been charging in general at Home, Superchargers or other locations (like Podpoint stations).
That’s everything without having to install any third-party app – it’s all right inside your Tesla app.
I believe Tesla will only develop this new feature further based on user feedback, so keep an eye out for any updates.
So go ahead and check out your Tesla’s Charge Stats today. I’m sure you’ll be surprised by how much money you’re saving!
Also, let me know what you think of the charging stats in the comments below! What would you like to be added to it next?