Dogs, Farts, and Romance: Tesla Mode Madness
Tesla has quite the following — and quite the sense of humor. Here’s a look at some of the fun and practical modes that Tesla vehicles have to offer.
Intended to keep your four-legged friends safe if they’re ever alone in the car, Dog Mode keeps the cabin at a comfortable temperature while you’re away. It displays the temperature on the infotainment screen, along with a message that reads, “My owner will be back soon.” Still, it’s not a bad idea to hurry back to your car. Even with the power of automatic climate control, Dog Mode won’t help you clean up messes or fix upholstery shredded by a panicked pooch.
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Set (and maintain) the perfect temperature for a good night’s sleep with Camper Mode. It’ll run the automatic climate control functions to keep you comfortable. Tesla cars have folding back seats, so you can lay out an air mattress or sleeping bag and enjoy stargazing with the panoramic glass roof.
Party and Camping Mode
Tesla takes tailgating and picnicking to the next level with Party and Camping Mode, which allows you to run your Tesla’s audio system, select lights, climate control, and power outlets for up to 48 hours.
If you tap the fire icon on the Tesla’s Easter Egg menu, you can enjoy Romance Mode. Really, it’s just a video of a fireplace accompanied by the dulcet tones of Marvin Gaye.
Emissions Testing Mode
Unleash your inner third-grader with Emissions Testing mode. You can have your luxury electric car toot on command, with options like “Ludicrous Fart,” “Falcon Heavy,” and if you’re feeling a bit coy about your toilet humor, “Boring Fart.” You don’t even have to take your eyes off the road to let one rip — just press a button on the steering wheel.
Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.