An update on OVMS base v2 Hardware

It has been a while, so we thought we'd give you an update on the OVMS base v2 hardware.

Short story is that it has been a lot harder than we expected, but we're finally there. The final prototype had a few minor fixes to make, but is now working perfectly, and we are ready to go.

The factory is now making the first batch of v2 base hardware for us. We should have this ready in 10 to 14 days. We'll need just a few days to test it, once we get it, then ready to go out to users.

Firmware 1.2.2

We're pleased to say that OVMS End-User firmware 1.2.2 has now been declared stable and will be provided with all new units shipping from next week onwards.

The new firmware brings with it:

  • Issue #31 - Performance mode bug fix and kludgy workaround
  • Issue #32 - Bug in net_sms handling CARBITS feature #14
  • Tesla Roadster v1.5 tested compatible and supported

The last one says it all. This new firmware adds support for v1.5 Tesla Roadsters.

v1.2 User Guide for OVMS on Tesla Roadster

We are glad to release the v1.2 User Guide for OVMS in the Tesla Roadster.

You can download it direct from github at:

The guide contains instructions for installing the module in the car, as well as initial setup for access. It has been updated to match the features in the v1.2 car firmware, and latest GSM/GPRS hardware switch on the car module.