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Tesla Releases Mobile Phone App For Model S Vehicle

Tesla Motors has just released their new mobile phone app for their ground breaking Model S vehicle, according to a recent blog post on the company website.

The new app for both Apple iPhone and Google Android based phones will allow Model S drivers to get the most out of one of the hottest electric vehicles on the market.

Model S owners will be able to check the progress of their vehicle’s charge time, plus have the ability to start and stop charging. If that wasn’t enough for you, there is more. If you live in a warm climate (let’s say Sunny California), or a very cold one (like me here in Winnipeg, Manitoba), owners can have the choice of either heating or cooling their vehicle before hitting the road, while the car is sitting in the garage.

While those two features are quite nice, for those who have ever lost their car keys when trying to open up the door, this one will come in handy. Tesla’s new mobile app will allow consumer the ability unlock their doors without using their car keys. Now you won’t have to worry about losing your car keys down a storm drain or down the toilet when they are about to open up their Model S.

If that is not enough for you, this new app will also allow you to flash lights in a crowded shopping parking lot, handy on those busy weekends when you can’t remember where you left your car.

Tesla Motors new mobile app is just a string of other EV related apps that are taking advantage of smart phone technology and putting it into EV consumers’ hands. Ford has the MyFord app for Ford Focus Electric vehicles, while Nissan has the Nissan Leaf app also. GE last summer teamed up with PayPal for a mobile app that allows customer to pay for their electric charging stations through PayPal on their smart phones.

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