Tesla is well known for improving their vehicles through software updates, but the company also improves the owner experience by updating their mobile app. The latest update makes it easier for owners to find Destination Charger stations, and also makes it easier to locate charging stations based on your specific needs for that trip.
The updates were included in the most recent app update, version 4.26.0, that was released last week. However despite the release notes not only mentioning the ability to add your Wall Connector (something that had been released back in August), there were several changes to the ‘Location’ tab in the app.
As we first reported last week on X, Tesla added the ability to see Destination Chargers on this tab. Destination Chargers are Tesla’s Level 2 charging stations, which are privately owned and typically located at hotels, restaurants, and other businesses. The app also shows the availability of the Destination Chargers, although this function doesn’t appear to be working at the moment as all of the locations we checked showed they were all occupied.
The Tesla mobile app now shows Level 2 Destination Chargers.
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With the added ability to see Destination Chargers, Tesla has also given owners the ability to sort and filter, not only to see charging stations based on power output, but also based on nearby amenities.
These changes were spotted by Tesla Owners Club of Saskatchewan member and Drive Tesla reader Scott Messier. According to the app you can filter to show charging stations that have nearby restrooms, restaurants, shopping, Wi-Fi, lodging, and cafes. Once filtered, you can then sort based on proximity, power output, and availability.
So far this functionality only appears to be available to Canadian owners, but it should expand to other markets soon. This isn’t the first time Tesla has piloted a new feature in Canada. As we noted earlier in the article, the company recently added the ability to add your Wall Connector to the mobile app, but this feature was first tested in Canada and several other markets before it was rolled out to a wider audience a few months later.
Given the timing of that rollout, this functionality will likely expand to the US and other markets by the end of the year.