Following our recent Chevy Volt and Bolt EV announcement, we’re excited to announce a new device detector for Nissan Leaf electric vehicles, adding to our list of detectable EVs: Tesla Model S and Model X (with some exceptions due to manufacturing batch), BMW i3, Chevy Volt and Bolt, and now Nissan Leaf. We’re still working hard on a good detector for Tesla Model 3, and hope to roll that out soon.
Please note that not all Nissan Leaf EVs will be detected right away. Initial models have begun rolling out to homes, but further work is still being undertaken. As we gather more data, models will improve and more Leafs should begin to be detected.
The following was noted in the recent Chevy EV update and remains relevant for Nissan Leaf detection:
How often you use a device plays a significant role in its detection. For electric vehicles, if you don’t charge your EV at home every couple days, then Sense may not be able to extract enough examples to train a reliable EV model. For example, if you often charge your EV at work or other parking garage instead of at home, or if you often just “top off” at home rather than going through a full charging process, there likely won’t be enough examples for Sense identify detection.
Still, between the complexities of machine learning and the particularities of individual homes, even with time, Sense might not be able to detect a device. Based on specifics of other devices running in your home, or your unique usage of certain devices, certain devices can be tough for Sense to detect. EVs in particular present a unique set of challenges, due to their long-duration load profiles.
Thanks for your continued patience and feedback as we continue working on device detection.