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So the first shrub that brushes against the driver's front fender while off-roading may pop open the charge port door? I'd be much happier with a modest "soft-touch" mechanism that pops it open enough to grab. Basically like decent gas covers.
It looks like it's a capacitance sensor, like modern touch screens, so unless that shrub has some weird electrical characteristics it shouldn't open the door.

I agree though that I'd prefer a simpler mechanism. The sliding looks cool, but I imagine it'd get old 5 years in when I just want it to open and it won't.





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It probably won't be an issue, but my first thought on seeing this video was that I could get my knuckles rapped with this thing. This'll help keep the aging reflexes sharp.
 

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It looks like it's a capacitance sensor, like modern touch screens, so unless that shrub has some weird electrical characteristics it shouldn't open the door.

I agree though that I'd prefer a simpler mechanism. The sliding looks cool, but I imagine it'd get old 5 years in when I just want it to open and it won't.
Plus, it may only activate if it senses your smartphone or key fob to avoid accidental opening/closing or any stranger messing with it?
 

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So the first shrub that brushes against the driver's front fender while off-roading may pop open the charge port door? I'd be much happier with a modest "soft-touch" mechanism that pops it open enough to grab. Basically like decent gas covers.
Easy enough for the sensor to be ignored when the vehicle isn’t “parked”.
 

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I think the Tesla charge port style is much simpler, and I'd prefer something like that. But I am glad it's at least automated so that it closes after you unplug. My 2014 Model S doesn't have an auto closing charge port door and it is a little inconvenient.
 

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When I pulled up to Electrify America charger....
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I sure hope they tested snow and ice storms in Baudette and getting this charge door open if it is frozen!
 

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