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We’ve gathered a variety of useful sites relating to Tesla.  Start with the categories below. (Oct-2023 update)

The Tesla Site

Email to book a Fremont Factory Tour – With COVID, factory tours have been suspended.  When they resume: Tesla vehicle owners are allowed to book a tour and can include up to 3 guests. Tours are available M-F, 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm. It is recommended to book at least 3 weeks in advance. In your email suggest several days/times that will work for you and include your vehicle’s VIN number.

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).
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sentry Keeper – Windows program to view Sentry videos, up to 8X, with other features
  • TeslaAssist – Control your car with cool 3D visualizations, and get various stats
  • Tesla Apps – Good collections of customizable apps including weather, RSS, Plugshare, calculator, etc.
  • TeslaCam Video File Player – Works in most browsers, no installation is needed
  • 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
  • Tesla Lifestyle – Charging maps with Tesla owner nearby points of interest app for iOS
  • 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

  • Cybertruck delivery event – November 30, 2023
  • Tesla Annual Shareholders Meeting, Austin, TX- 2024

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
  • Exclusive Detail – “Six Reasons to get a full wrap!” Protection wraps for Tesla
  • ForMyTesla – Wheels, spoilers, and other products I haven’t seen elsewhere
  • Hansshow – Accessories such as steering wheels, lighting, frunk & trunk openers, and more.
  • Laadkabel – European charging connectors, cables, and related tools
  • Light Harmonic – High-end speakers specifically for Tesla
  • Orange – Charging systems for Multi-family and Apartments with Software management
  • 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
  • Topcars – Over 100 Accessories for the S/X/3/Y
  • 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

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 – $1250 for new EV; $600 for L2 charger
  • City of Roseville – $300 for new EV; $500 for L2 charger (Roseville, California)
  • SCE Clean Fuel Rewards – $1,000-4,000 (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


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.
  • X (Twitter) – A free social networking site, acquired in October 2022, renamed X in August 2023.