How To View Tesla Odometer in the Car or App

By Lennon Cihak
You can easily view your Tesla's trip meters and odometer in the vehicle
You can easily view your Tesla's trip meters and odometer in the vehicle
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Do you need to view how many miles are on your Tesla? Are you looking to see how far you’ve driven on a trip or figure out your vehicle's efficiency?

In this post, we’ll discuss how you can access Tesla’s odometers, both, trips odometers and the overall odometer, as well as accessing quick view trip cards on the Model 3 and Model Y.

View Odometer

The primary odometer in Teslas is located under the software tab in the vehicle’s controls. To access it, tap the car button at the bottom-left side of the screen (called “Controls”) and then touch the “Software” tab. Underneath the car's image, you'll see the vehicle model, along with the odometer and the vehicle's VIN.

Trip Odometer / Tripmeter

In addition to the main odometer, Teslas have two trip odometers for more nuanced needs. For example, using the trip odometer during a road trip will allow you to monitor the energy used, distance driven, and average watts per mile or kilometer during your trip.

To use or view the Tesla trip odometers, go to Controls > Trips. Once here, you’ll see “Trip A” and “Trip B.” These can be renamed by tapping on the trip odometer name or reset by using the buttons further down the screen. Like other vehicles, trip odometers will continue to count until they're reset.

Tips

Many vehicle owners like to keep one of the trip odometers counting since they first bought the vehicle, letting them view the energy used and average efficiency from the very beginning. Unfortunately, the vehicle's main odometer only keeps track of miles or kilometers traveled and not efficiency.

You can also use the trip meters to track how many miles you've traveled with your existing tires, or use one of them to track when your tires were last rotated. Unfortunately, you are limited to two trip meters in your Tesla, in addition to the other default meters.

Current Trip Odometer

Tesla also includes two other odometers that make it convenient to track your battery usage and time driven. The 'Current Trip' odometer is reset after each drive. If the vehicle is left in park for more than a few minutes, the current trip odometer will be reset back to 0. The 'Current Trip' odometer is the only odometer in the vehicle that tracks slightly different metrics. Like the other vehicle odometers, distance traveled and average energy usage is displayed, but instead of total energy used, the vehicle will display the amount of time you've been driving in minutes. Similar to Trip A and Trip B, the current trip odometer can also be reset whenever you'd like by tapping the 'Reset Current Trip' button at the bottom of the screen.

Since Last Charge Odometer

The vehicle also tracks the distance traveled and energy used since the vehicle was last charged. This metric could be useful toward the end of a charge cycle to know how many miles or kilometers your vehicle achieves on your typical charge or to get an idea of the average energy used by the vehicle during the season. The only way to reset your 'Since Last Charge' odometer is by charging your vehicle.

Using Tesla's Mobile App

If you have access to the vehicle on Tesla's mobile app, the easiest way to view your primary odometer is to open the app and scroll to the bottom. Your odometer will be displayed at the very bottom of the app, directly underneath the vehicle model. Along with the odometer, you’ll also be able to view the vehicle’s configuration, VIN, software version and more. Unfortunately, the odometer is the only one that is displayed in the app, and the other trip meters aren't available.

View Odometer While Driving

If you’re in a Model 3 or Model Y, Tesla recently brought back trip cards. These small informational cards give you a quick view of your trip meters or vehicle tire pressure.

To access Tesla’s trip cards, simply swipe left on the mini music player controls. You'll be able to choose between the music player, trip cards and tire pressure cards. If you don't see the music player on the left, you'll need to tap on the gray music icon in your vehicle's bottom menu.

Picking the Odometers

Your vehicle can display up to four trip meters of your choice on the Trips card. To choose which to display navigate to Controls > Trips and tap 'Show in Trips Card' for each trip meter you'd like to display. These trip cards are not available in the Model S and Model X.

Tesla Begins Testing FSD in China

By Karan Singh
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Tesla was recently granted permission to test FSD on Chinese streets – specifically in Shanghai. Just recently, Elon Musk visited China and discussed the potential for FSD to come to China.

Gearing Up for FSD China

This is just the first step for Tesla to begin its customer deployments of FSD – Tesla conducts similar ADAS testing in North America, where special testing vehicles and testing employees run the latest FSD (Supervised) versions against a gamut of real-world, real-life tests.

Tesla has recently been working on translating FSD release notes into multiple languages, alongside building a data center in Shanghai and establishing an FSD Operations and Labelling team at the same center. These are the first, key steps to bringing FSD to a new market that has unique and different traffic rules when compared North America.

China doesn’t have the regulatory hurdles or challenges that Tesla faces in Europe to bring FSD and has been working with Chinese corporations as well as the government, which has now provided its official approval for FSD testing in-country.

We might even see FSD deployed to early testing customers in China by the end of 2025.

ADAS Competitors

There are quite a few competitors in the Chinese market already- with challengers like Xpeng and Xiaomi working on building their own homegrown systems, mostly driven by a mixture of cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors, and LIDAR. However, many of these systems face similar challenges to other non-Chinese competitors and don’t have the mileage under their belts to tackle Tesla’s dominating lead in data and data processing.

European Union

Tesla is poising itself for an FSD rollout internationally, with increased testing also taking place in the UK, France, and Spain – some of the key locations with unique infrastructure in the European Union. However, some EU-specific regulations restrict how FSD can perform – each and every action must be manually approved by the driver. Until that regulation is changed to adapt to systems like FSD, it won’t be making its way there just yet.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive Charging Improvements in Upcoming Update

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Former Tesla VP of Powertrain and Energy Drew Baglino previously mentioned that Cybertruck would be receiving charging improvements soon.

Wes Morrill, Tesla’s Cybertruck lead engineer, recently reposted Baglino’s comments on the charge speed update on June 16th and mentioned that it would be coming soon via OTA.

Charging Improvements

The 4680 cell has seen some difficulties in its charge curve, similar to Tesla’s other vehicles that have been deployed with the 4680. Tesla has alluded to difficulties in the manufacturing curve previously, and also with engineering improvements to the new cell standard, and eventually stopped manufacturing the Model Y with the 4680 cells.

However, this is the first time that Tesla has begun to deploy major improvements to the 4680 cell. It appears the improvements will allow up to 154 miles to be recovered in 15 minutes, which is approximately a 30% improvement to current charge rates.

We’re hoping that these improvements to the 4680 will also translate to older Model Y vehicles that have 4680 cells, which will be key to the owners of these vehicles. 4680 production is currently mainly focused on Powerwall, Megapack, and Cybertruck – with Semi not using 4680 yet.

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