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We’ve gathered some of the most useful sites we’ve found relating to Tesla’s vehicles.  Start with the categories below. (Jan-2021 update)

The Tesla Site

Apps of Interest

  • App for Tesla – Easy access to Forums via Smartphone, includes search, iPhone only.
  • Cross-platform app for Tesla vehicles – Works on PC or Mac. Open source, API key stored locally (not on someone else’s server).
  • DRIVE – Electric – App controller for your Tesla vehicle on a Samsung watch
  • GlassTesla – Nice app for Google Glasses to communicate with the Model S
  • Model 3 Color Customizer – Pick any custom color and see how it might look
  • Model S for BlackBerry – Remote control app that runs on BB10
  • MP3diag  and MP3val – Scans your mp3 library for tag errors and fixes problems (two different utilities that each can find fix different issues)
  • OptiWatt – tracks electrical use and can adjust charging time dynamically based on vehicle use
  • Powerwall Manager app – With more status and options than the Tesla app
  • QuickTesla – Weather, Radar, News, Charging, and Valet. Includes Tesla Stock
  • Sentry Keeper – Windows program to view Sentry videos, up to 8X, with other features
  • Spotify Karaoke – Shows lyrics for Spotify on the Tesla browser with current playing song
  • TeslaAssist – Control your car with cool 3D visualizations, and get various stats
  • Tesla Apss – Good collections of customizable apps including weather, RSS, Plugshare, calculator, etc.
  • TeslaCam Video File Player – Works in most browsers, no installation needed
  • Tesla Companion – a remote control app that runs on Windows Phone or under Windows 10.
  • Tesla Explorer – Access to a car, raw data, and cool map replay travel app – iPhone only.
  • TeslaFi – Tracking new version installs, charging tracking, and more – paid service
  • Tesla Firmware Upgrade Tracker – See lots of info on who got the latest updates and specific versions
  • TeslaPage – Clock, weather, news, charging – location-sensitive and formatted for the Tesla screen
  • Tesla Lifestyle – Charging maps with Tesla owner nearby points of interest app for iOS
  • TesApp – Browser app for your Tesla – altitude tracker, trip tracker, weather, games & more!
  • TeslaScreens – Quick access to many popular/fun Tesla sized screens.
  • TeslaTags – Fixes USB id3 tags to show compilation albums with multiple artists as a single album on the Tesla Albums folder.
  • Tesla-Waze – Map with local traffic issues, police, and other details
  • Visible Tesla – Remote control app that runs on a Mac or PC  (TMC for more details)

Upcoming Events

  • Autonomy Day – Later in 2021
  • Berlin Factory- Begins Production – Late 2021
  • Austin Factory – Begins Production – Late 2021

Past Events

Forums, Social and Informational Sites

Local Owner’s Club Sites

Products, Accessories & Modification Services

  • Abstract Ocean – Model S accessories including screen protectors, FOB covers, and USB adapters
  • EVannex – Offers center consoles, lighting, cup-holders, and many other accessories (formally Teslaccessories)
  • EVChargeKing – European cables and Tesla port release kit
  • EV Tuning – Replacement and repair parts and kits
  • Exclusive Detail – “Six Reasons to get a full wrap!” Protection wraps for Tesla
  • ForMyTesla – Wheels, spoilers, and other products I haven’t’ seen elsewhere
  • Laadkabel – European charging connectors, cables, and related tools
  • Light Harmonic – High-end speakers specifically for Tesla
  • Owning Model S – Nick Howe’s book and  Q&A site
  • RealDeal – Parts and programming for Tesla vehicles
  • Reus Audio Systems – Installs custom audio systems for the Model S and other exotics
  • RPM Tesla– Offers carbon fiber nose cone wraps and decals
  • T Sportline – Wheels, carbon fiber accents, interior accessories for the Models S
  • Tesla Parts Sell Buy – Facebook page for parts
  • TeslaPride – Offers cupholders, mugs, t-shirts and more
  • Tinkla – Tinkering with Tesla, including OpenPilot to add AP1 to pre-AP1 cars
  • TorkLift Central – Tow bar, magnetic cup holders, removable front license plate holder and more
  • UMC-J1772 – Adapters including Tesla connector extension cables 40 and 80 amp versions
  • Unplugged – Performance tuning products for the Model S
  • Vossen Wheels – Wheels for the Model S

3D DIY Printed Accessories

Buying or Selling a Tesla

  • Tesla Buy from Used Inventory (previously called CPO sales)
  • AutoList – Searches multiple websites for sales, with Tesla specific search
  • AutoTrader – Not recommended, Tesla sales are forced to show 210 miles of range
  • CarGurus – For sale by owners and dealers, offers filters, location, etc.
  • eBay Motors – Online Tesla vehicle auction sales
  • EV Consolidator – lists Tesla CPO cars and others, sorting, filters, etc.
  • EVcompare – Compares new, discontinued, and announced EVs from all vendors
  • FindMyElectric – Sell or buy used Teslas, with free listings and paid upgrades
  • Kelly Blue Book (KBB) – Get an estimate of used car value
  • Loan Rates Spreadsheet – Compares Credit Union loan rates and terms
  • Only Used Tesla – For anyone selling/buying Tesla vehicles
  • TCS Motors – Private selling and buying Tesla vehicles

Making Money with your Car and Rebates

  • Ohmconnect pays you money to control your home charging. They may delay charging by up to an hour a few times a week to reduce the electrical grid load during unexpected peak usage. For the Tesla EV (and a few other EVs) no hardware is required. See the site for more details and free signup. Currently limited to select power company areas in the USA.
  • City of Pasadena – $250 for new EV; $600 for L2 charger
  • City of Roseville – $300 for new EV; $500 for L2 charger (Roseville, California)
  • PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate – $500 (Northern California)
  • SCE Clean Fuel Rewards – $450 (Southern/Central California)
  • SDG&E Clean Fuel Rebate – $200 (Southern California) Check if still available
  • SJV Air Pollution Control District – $3,000 (Central Valley California)

Charging Locations

  • Alternative Fuels Data Center – USA only, specify a zip for a focused map. Limited search filtering by charging type.
  • ChargePoint – J1772 for pay chargers specific to the ChargePoint network. Free signup required to use chargers, but requires a $25 deposit.
  • EV Trip Planner – Tesla specific mapping for your model type as well as routing through Superchargers – Considers current traffic, temp, speed, and elevations!
  • Open Charge Map – A Google map of chargers shows Tesla Superchargers and others, with some filter options
  • PlugShare – Includes Tesla Superchargers
  • Supercharger Map – shows Superchargers in North America along with those under construction and those with permits

Safety Reports

  • NHTSA – USA Government Safety Ratings for all cars (enter manufacturer, model, and year)
  • IIHS – USA Insurance Industry Ratings for all cars (enter manufacturer and model)
  • NCAP – European Safety Ratings for cars sold in Europe

Maintenance

Fun & Interesting Videos and Posts

Clever Tesla Video Ads

Most videos were created by fans, with those marked with “*” created by Tesla.

Cool Documentary Movies

Electric Car Information

Engineering Topics

Other Elon Musk Ventures

  • Neuralink – Developing implantable high-speed brain-computer interfaces.
  • OpenAI – A non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company, although Elon stepped off the board in Feb-2018.
  • SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) – Designs, manufactures, and launches rockets and spacecraft.
  • SolarCity – Develops and installs solar panels and solar roofs. Elon was an investor and chairman. SolarCity was acquired by Tesla in 2016.
  • The Boring Company – Developing low-cost urban tunnels for underground vehicle traffic.