Tesla Top 5 Most Useful Voice Commands

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla has supported voice commands for quite a few years now. However they’re steadily increasing the commands available and now support well over 100 different commands. If you’re not familiar with all of them, you can take a look at our full list of known voice commands.

The list can be quite overwhelming and most drivers are likely to not retain any of them, but here is our list of the top 5 most useful voice commands. Remembering these commands will likely make it that much safer and easier to execute while driving.

1. Mute Voice Guidance

If you’re anything like me, you often set the GPS even if you know where you’re going. Having the GPS guidance on all of the time can be a little annoying. Now you can easily say mute or "unmute voice guidance" to adjust the GPS voice prompts.

2. Open Glove Box

This one is another time saver. The glove box normally requires two taps to open. One to get into the Car Controls, and another to Open glove box. Although that’s not difficult, using the voice command is even easier. Simply say “Open Glove box,” to open it.

3. Navigate to

Hopefully you’re already aware of this one, because it may just be the most useful voice command.

Simply state, “Navigate to,” followed by either an address or the name of a location to quickly set the GPS destination. For example, “Navigate to McDonald’s in Fremont” would navigate to McDonald's in Fremont, CA. To make things easier, you can skip the state or city entirely and it will search in the city or state you're in.

4. Set temperature to

Instead of having to manually adjust the temperature in the car, you can easily just say “Set temperature to,” followed by your desired temperature. Easy and quick.

5. Search Google for

This one is super useful when you need a quick answer. If you’re not familiar with it, it will save you a lot of time. If you need a quick answer to a common question, such as, what’s 70 degrees in Celsius, or what time is it in London, or even what is Tesla’s stock price, you can do this all with a voice command. It leverages Google to kind of take place of a smart assistant. Just say “Search Google for,” and state your question. The car will open the web browser and search Google with your query. Google will often display the answer to your question right at the top of the page.

Using Tesla voice commands can make some actions not only quicker, but also safer to use while driving.

Tesla will now automatically reroute you to less busy Superchargers in 2022.16

By Gabe Rodriguez Morrison
Tesla will now reroute you to less busy Superchargers
Tesla will now reroute you to less busy Superchargers
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If you don't have enough range to reach your destination, Tesla’s in-car navigation system will automatically calculate where you should stop in order to charge.

If the Supercharger you’re set to arrive at is suddenly too busy, Tesla's navigation will now reroute you to another Supercharger location that's within range.

This was first noticed in the 2022.16 update by @greentheonly, but owners are now seeing it in action.

According to a recent tweet by @cybrtrkguy, which shows a picture of their trip planner and the message, “Rerouting to a less busy Supercharger” in Sheffield, Ohio.

Tesla drivers will now know when a Supercharge station is congested and will have the option to change their route to reduce their total travel time.

Not only does Tesla know exactly how many vehicles are charging at each location. It also knows the charge level of each vehicle and it could estimate the wait time for a Supercharger based on how many Teslas are nearby with a low state of charge.

Based on all of this information Tesla can come up with great suggestions on the best place to charge to reduce your overall trip time.

Tesla’s Supercharger rerouting feature will be useful, especially as Tesla starts opening its Supercharger sites to non-Tesla vehicles.

Tesla recently chose to open up the Supercharger network to other car brands, which could add additional Supercharger congestion.

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In fact, Tesla now plans to add CCS (Combined Charging System) plugs to US-based Superchargers in order to make them even more compatible with other EV manufacturers.

With over 30,000 Superchargers (3,500 stations) reported at the end of 2021, Tesla undoubtedly operates the largest and most successful fast-charging networks.

While Tesla plans to solve Supercharger congestion by tripling the size of its network in the next few years, this new navigation feature will certainly help alleviate some Supercharger congestion.

This isn’t the only recent change to how Tesla calculates your route. In the 2022.16.2 software update, Tesla added forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature to improve its range calculations even further.

Tesla Model 3 lands in the Top 10 best sellers globally

By Lennon Cihak
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021

Tesla’s Model 3 has landed a spot as the ninth best-selling car in the world for 2021, which is up 40% from 2020, according to Fiat Group World. The Model 3 accounted for 508,000 unit sales in 2021.

According to the data provided by Fiat Group World, the Toyota RAV4/Wildlander came in at number one, which is up from the second spot in 2020. The Ford F-150 pickup truck landed at number seven, down from the number 6 spot in 2020.

Toyota and Honda have four vehicles in the top 11 spots, while Nissan, Ford, and Tesla only have one spot.

Fiat Group World notes that the Tesla Model 3 continues to rise within the list and is expected to rank in the top five by the end of this year.

Additionally, the author adds that the Model Y is expected to outsell the Model 3 by the end of 2022, which means both the Model 3 and Model Y would both sit in the top five spots. The Model Y currently sits at the 19th spot on the list, which means the Model Y accounted for 392,000 sales in 2021. It rose from the 262nd spot, or 412%, from 2020.

It’s worth noting that the Model Y began its deliveries in 2020, which explains the significant jump in 2021. Earlier this year, it won U.S. News’ Best Luxury Electric SUV award.

Of the 110 vehicles included, the Model S and Model X did not make the cut. This is most likely due to their higher price tag.

With this data available and Fiat Group World’s insights, it’s entirely possible for the Model Y to overtake the Model 3 this year. And with Tesla constantly adding new features and bringing back ‘Enhanced Autopilot,’ consumers will likely jump on-board.

Tesla brought back Enhanced Autopilot to the US and Canada last week for $6,000 (USD), half of what Full Self-Driving does.

The Model 3 and Model Y may soon get a rear display for entertainment. A tweet from Tesla enthusiast and software developer @greentheonly discovered that Model 3s and Model Ys with the new AMD processors have the bandwidth for a second display, like the new refreshed Model S and Model Xs have.

Tesla is currently battling global supply chain restraints, and Musk said at Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forum that these restraints are a bigger issue than competition from other competitive automakers.

“Our constraints are much. More in raw materials and being able to scale up productions,” Musk says.

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