Frequently Asked Questions
What does Range Mode do?
Range Mode saves power by automatically limiting the amount of power the climate control system uses to maintain the temperature of the battery and the interior cabin. You can turn on this setting by tapping Controls > Driving > Range Mode.
Should I leave my Tesla plugged in while I’m on a trip?
Tesla recommends keeping your car plugged in while you’re away on trips to ensure you return to a full battery. When not plugged in, the range slightly reduces each day.
How can I find nearby charging locations?
The most convenient way to find nearby Superchargers, Destination Chargers, and other locations you’ve charged at before is by using the Navigation App on the touchscreen (tap the lightning bolt icon). There are also a variety of 3rd party smartphone apps you can download to locate charging options near you.
How does Automatic Emergency Braking work?
If your car is equipped with Autopilot hardware, Automatic Emergency Braking automatically applies full braking in situations where a collision is considered imminent by the forward looking camera and the radar sensor. It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely and remain in control of the vehicle at all times. Never depend on Automatic Emergency Braking to avoid or reduce the impact of a collision. To cancel Automatic Emergency Braking while it is engaged, press on either the accelerator or the brake pedal.
How do I turn off my car?
You can turn off the car either by simply putting the car in Park, exiting the vehicle, and closing the door behind you, or by tapping Controls > E-Brake & Power Off > Power Off.
How do I use Autopilot?
To learn about driving with Autopilot, view the following instructional videos: Enhance your commute with Autopilot, Autopark, Autosteer, Auto Lane Change, and Summon. For thorough instructions, Tesla encourages all new owners to review the Driver Assistance section in the Owner’s Manual.
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