The moment many of you have been waiting for…
Following our recent Chevy Volt/Bolt and Nissan Leaf EV announcements, we’re excited to announce a new device detector for the Tesla Model 3. EVs can represent a significant portion of overall usage, and based on the feedback from our customers and our data analysis, we’re know that many Sense have EVs. Sense currently detects Tesla Model S and Model X (with some exceptions due to manufacturing batch), BMW i3, Chevy Volt and Bolt, Nissan Leaf, and now Tesla Model 3.
Please note that not all Tesla Model 3 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 M3s should begin to be detected.
The following remains relevant for M3 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.
Let us know if your M3s pop up and how they’re working out!