# Tesla Binding

This binding integrates Tesla Electrical Vehicles (opens new window). The integration happens through the Tesla Owners Remote API.

# Supported Things

All current Tesla models are supported by this binding. Access is established through a Tesla account as a bridge.

Thing Type Description
account The account provides access to the vehicles.
models A Tesla Model S
model3 A Tesla Model 3
modelx A Tesla Model X
modely A Tesla Model Y


# Auto Discovery

The account cannot be automatically discovered, but has to be created manually.

Once an account is configured, it is queried for associated vehicles and an Inbox entry is created for each of them.

Note: Vehicles that are asleep are discovered and put into the Inbox, but their model cannot be determined. As an effect, their channels are missing until the vehicle wakes up and can be fully queried. A vehicle can be manually woken up by opening the Tesla app and checking the vehicle status in there.

# Bridge Configuration

The account bridge requires an OAuth2 refresh token as the only parameter refreshToken.

There are a few 3rd party tools available that have specialized on getting hold of refresh tokens for the Tesla API. Please note that we in general consider it dangerous to enter your credentials into some 3rd party app - you will have to trust the author not to send or store those credentials anywhere.

When using one of such apps, simply copy and paste the received refresh token into the account configuration.

# Thing Configuration Parameters

The vehicle Thing requires the vehicle's VIN as a configuration parameter vin.

Additionally, the follow optional parameters may be defined.

Parameter Name Label Default Value Description
valetpin Valet PIN false PIN to use when enabling Valet Mode
allowWakeupForCommands Allow Wake-Up For Commands false Wake up the vehicle to send commands. May cause vehicle to stay awake

For further flexibility and experimentation, the following advanced parameters may also be set.

Parameter Name Label Default Value Description
allowWakeup Allow Wake-Up false Allows waking up the vehicle to retrieve data. See caution below
enableEvents Enable Events false Enable the event stream for the vehicle. See note below
inactivity Inactivity Interval 5 The inactivity period in minutes after which the binding stops for 20 minutes to let the car sleep
useDriveState Use Drive State for Inactivity false Use the drive state instead of location to determine vehicle inactivity
useAdvancedStatesForPolling Use Console Modes and Occupancy for Inactivity false Use these states to help continue the fast polling of the API

allowWakeup should be used with caution as this determines whether openHAB is allowed to wake up the vehicle in order to retrieve data from it. This setting is not recommended as it will result in a significant vampire drain (i.e. energy consumption although the vehicle is parking).

enableEvents captures and processes data in near real-time for key variables by enabling events streamed by the Tesla back-end system.

inactivity setting is ignored and will always be five minutes if homelink is available (car is at home)

# Channels

All vehicles support a huge number of channels - the following list shows the standard ones:

Channel ID Item Type Label Description
autoconditioning Switch Auto Conditioning Turns on auto-conditioning (a/c or heating)
batterylevel Number Battery Level State of the battery in %
chargingstate String Charging State “Starting”, “Complete”, “Charging”, “Disconnected”, “Stopped”, “NoPower”
chargeport Switch Charge Port Open the Charge Port (ON) or indicates the state of the Charge Port (ON/OFF if Open/Closed)
climate Switch Climate Climate status indicator
doorlock Switch Door Lock Lock or unlock the car
insidetemp Number:Temperature Inside Temperature Indicates the inside temperature of the vehicle
location Location Location The actual position of the vehicle
odometer Number:Length Odometer Odometer of the vehicle
speed Number:Speed Speed Vehicle speed

Additionally, these advanced channels are available (not all are available on all vehicle types, e.g., the sunroof):

Channel ID Item Type Label Description
autoparkstate String Autopark State Undocumented / To be defined
autoparkstyle String Autopark Style Undocumented / To be defined
batterycurrent Number:ElectricCurrent Battery Current Current (Ampere) floating into (+) or out (-) of the battery
batteryheater Switch Battery Heater Indicates if the battery heater is switched on
batteryheaternopower Switch Battery Heater Power Indicates if there is enough power to use the battery heater
batteryrange Number:Length Battery Range Range of the battery
calendarenabled Switch Calendar Enabled Indicates if access to a remote calendar is enabled
centerdisplay Number Central Display State Indicates the state of the central display in the vehicle, see here (opens new window) for valid values
centerrearseatheater Switch Center Rear Seat Heater Indicates if the center rear seat heater is switched on
charge Switch Charge Start (ON) or stop (OFF) charging
chargecable String Charge Cable Undocumented / To be defined
chargecurrent Number:ElectricCurrent Charge Current Current (Ampere) requested from the charger
chargeenablerequest Switch Charge Enable Request Undocumented / To be defined
chargeenergyadded Number:Energy Charge Energy Added Energy added, in kWh, during the last charging session
chargelimit Dimmer Charge Limit Limit charging of the vehicle to the given %
chargelimitmaximum Dimmer Charge Limit Maximum Maximum charging limit of the vehicle, as %
chargelimitminimum Dimmer Charge Limit Minimum Minimum charging limit of the vehicle, as %
chargelimitsocstandard Dimmer Charge Limit SOC Standard Standard charging limit of the vehicle, in %
chargeidealdistanceadded Number:Length Ideal Charge Distance Added Ideal range added during the last charging session
chargemaxcurrent Number:ElectricCurrent Charge Max Current Maximum current (Ampere) that can be requested from the charger
chargerateddistanceadded Number:Length Rated Charge Distance Added Rated range added during the last charging session
chargerate Number:Speed Charge Rate Distance per hour charging rate
chargestartingrange String Charge Starting Range Undocumented / To be defined
chargestartingsoc String Charge Starting SOC Undocumented / To be defined
chargetomax Switch Charge To Max Range Indicates if charging to the maximum range is enabled
chargercurrent Number:ElectricCurrent Charge Current Current (Ampere) actually being drawn from the charger
chargerphases Number Charger Phases Indicates the number of phases (1 to 3) used for charging
chargermaxcurrent Number:ElectricCurrent Charger Maximum Current Maximum current (Ampere) that can be delivered by the charger
chargerpower Number Charger Power Power actually delivered by the charger
chargervoltage Number:ElectricPotential Charger Voltage Voltage (V) actually presented by the charger
chargingamps Number:ElectricCurrent Set Charging Amps Current (Ampere) to use for charging
driverfrontdoor Contact Driver Front Door Indicates if the front door at the driver's side is open
driverreardoor Contact Driver Rear Door Indicates if the rear door at the driver's side is open
drivertemp Number:Temperature Driver Temperature Indicates the auto conditioning temperature set at the driver's side
eventstamp DateTime Event Timestamp Timestamp of the last event received from the Tesla streaming service
estimatedbatteryrange Number:Length Estimated Battery Range Estimated battery range
estimatedrange Number Estimated Range Estimated range of the vehicle
fan Number Fan Indicates the speed (0-7) of the fan
flashlights Switch Flash Lights Flash the lights of the car (when ON is received)
frontdefroster Switch Front Defroster Indicates if the front defroster is enabled
fronttrunk Switch Front Trunk Indicates if the front trunk is opened, or open the front trunk when ON is received
gpstimestamp DateTime GPS Time Stamp Time stamp of the most recent GPS location of the vehicle
heading Number Heading Indicates the (compass) heading of the car, in 0-360 degrees
headingestimation Number Estimated Heading Estimated (compass) heading of the car, in 0 to 360 degrees
honkhorn Switch Honk the Horn Honk the horn of the vehicle, when ON is received
homelink Switch Homelink Nearby Indicates if the Home Link is nearby
idealbatteryrange Number:Length Ideal Battery Range Indicates the Battery Range
lefttempdirection Number Left Temperature Direction Not documented / To be defined
lastautoparkerror String Last Autopark Error Not documented / To be defined
location" advanced="false Location Location The actual position of the vehicle
leftseatheater Switch Left Seat Heater Indicates if the left seat heater is switched on
leftrearseatheater Switch Left Rear Seat Heater Indicates if the left rear seat heater is switched on
leftrearbackseatheater Number Left Rear Backseat Heater Indicates the level (0, 1, 2, or 3) of the left rear backseat heater
managedcharging Switch Managed Charging Indicates if managed charging is active
managedchargingcancelled Switch Managed Charging Cancelled Indicates if managed charging is cancelled by the user
managedchargingstart String Managed Charging Start Time Not documented / To be defined
maxcharges Number Max Charges Indicates the number of consecutive "Max Range Charges" performed by the vehicle
minavailabletemp Number:Temperature Minimum Temperature Indicates the minimal inside temperature of the vehicle
maxavailabletemp Number:Temperature Maximum Temperature Indicates the maximum inside temperature of the vehicle
mobileenabled Switch Mobile Enabled Indicates whether the vehicle can be remotely controlled
notenoughpower Switch Not Enough Power Indicates if not enough power (ON) is available to heat the vehicle
notificationsenabled Switch Notifications Enabled Not documented / To be defined
notificationssupported Switch Notifications Supported Not documented / To be defined
outsidetemp Number:Temperature Outside Temperature Indicates the outside temperature of the vehicle
parsedcalendar Switch Parsed Calendar Supported Not documented / To be defined
passengertemp Number Passenger Temperature Indicates the auto conditioning temperature set at the passenger's side
passengerfrontdoor Contact Passenger Front Door Indicates if the front door at the passenger's side is opened
passengerreardoor Contact Passenger Rear Door Indicates if the rear door at the passenger's side is opened
power Number Power Net kW flowing in (+) or out (-) of the battery
preconditioning Switch Preconditioning Indicates if preconditioning is activated
range Number Range Vehicle range - Not documented / To be defined
reardefroster Switch Rear Defroster Indicates if the rear defroster is enabled
remotestartenabled Switch Remote Start Not documented / To be defined
reartrunk Switch Rear Trunk Indicates if the rear trunk is opened, or open/close the rear trunk when ON/OFF is received
remotestart Switch Remote Start Not documented / To be defined
remotestartsupported Switch Remote Start Supported Not documented / To be defined
rightseatheater Switch Right Seat Heater Indicates if the right seat heater is switched on
rightrearseatheater Switch Right Rear Seat Heater Indicates if the right rear seat heater is switched on
rightrearbackseatheater Number Right Rear Backseat Heater Indicates the level (0, 1, 2, or 3) of the right rear backseat heater
righttempdirection Number Right Temperature Direction Not documented / To be defined
scheduledchargingpending Switch Scheduled Charging Pending Indicates if a scheduled charging session is still pending
scheduledchargingstart DateTime Scheduled Charging Start Indicates when the scheduled charging session will start, in yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss format
sentrymode Switch Sentry Mode Activates or deactivates sentry mode
sentrymodeavailable Switch Sentry Mode Available Indicates whether sentry mode is currently available
shiftstate String Shift State Indicates the state of the transmission, “P”, “D”, “R”, or “N”
sidemirrorheaters Switch Side Mirror Heaters Indicates if the side mirror heaters are switched on
smartpreconditioning Switch Smart Preconditioning Indicates if smart preconditioning is switched on
soc Number State of Charge State of Charge, in %
state String State “online”, “asleep”, “waking”
steeringwheelheater Switch Steering Wheel Heater Turns On/Off the steering wheel heater
sunroofstate String Sunroof State Valid states are “unknown”, “open”, “closed”, “vent”, “comfort”. Accepts commands "close" and "vent".
sunroof Dimmer Sunroof Indicates the opening state of the sunroof (0% closed, 100% fully open)
temperature Number:Temperature Temperature Set the temperature of the autoconditioning system. The temperature for the driver and passenger will be synced.
timetofullcharge Number Time To Full Charge Number of hours to fully charge the battery
tripcharging Switch Trip Charging Not documented / To be defined
usablebatterylevel Number Usable Battery Level Indicates the % of battery that can be used for vehicle functions like driving
userchargeenablerequest String User Charge Enable Request Not documented / To be defined
valetmode Switch Valet Mode Enable or disable Valet Mode
valetpin Switch Valet PIN Required Indicates if a PIN code is required to disable valet mode
wakeup Switch Wake Up Wake up the vehicle from a (deep) sleep
wiperbladeheater Switch Wiperblade Heater Indicates if the wiperblade heater is switched on

# Example


Bridge tesla:account:myaccount "My Tesla Account" [ refreshToken="xxxx" ] {
    model3 mycar "My favorite car" [ vin="5YJSA7H25FFP53736"]


DateTime            TeslaEventstamp             {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:eventstamp"}
String              TeslaState                  {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:state"}
Number              TeslaSpeed                  {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:speed"}
String              TeslaShiftState             {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:shiftstate"}
Number              TeslaOdometer               {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:odometer"}
Number              TeslaRange                  {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:range"}

Number              TeslaBatteryLevel           {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:batterylevel"}
Number              TeslaPower                  {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:power"}
Number              TeslaBatteryCurrent         {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:batterycurrent"}
Number              TeslaBatteryRange           {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:batteryrange"}
Number              TeslaEstBatteryRange        {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:estimatedbatteryrange"}
Number              TeslaIdealBatteryRange      {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:idealbatteryrange"}
Number              TeslaUsableBatteryLevel     {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:usablebatterylevel"}
Switch              TeslaPreconditioning        {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:preconditioning"}

Switch              TeslaCharge                 {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:charge"}
Switch              TeslaChargeToMax            {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargetomax"}

Dimmer              TeslaChargeLimit            {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargelimit"}
Number              TeslaChargeRate             {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargerate"}
String              TeslaChargingState          {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargingstate"}
Number              TeslaChargerPower           {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargerpower"}
Number              TeslaTimeToFullCharge       {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:timetofullcharge"}
Number              TeslaMaxCharges             {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:maxcharges"}

Number              TeslaChargerVoltage         {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargervoltage"}
Number              TeslaChargerPower           {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargerpower"}
Number              TeslaChargerCurrent         {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:chargercurrent"}

DateTime            TeslaScheduledChargingStart {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:scheduledchargingstart"}
Dimmer              TeslaSoC                    {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:soc"}

Switch              TeslaDoorLock               {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:doorlock"}
Switch              TeslaHorn                   {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:honkhorn"}
Switch              TeslaStart                  {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:remotestart"}
Switch              TeslaSentry                 {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:sentrymode"}
Switch              TeslaLights                 {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:flashlights"}
Switch              TeslaValet                  {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:valetmode"}

Switch              TeslaWakeup                 {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:wakeup"}

Switch              TeslaBatteryHeater          {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:batteryheater"}
Switch              TeslaFrontDefrost           {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:frontdefroster"}
Switch              TeslaRearDefrost            {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:reardefroster"}
Switch              TeslaLeftSeatHeater         {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:leftseatheater"}
Switch              TeslaRightSeatHeater        {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:rightseatheater"}

Switch              TeslaHomelink               {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:homelink"}
Location            TeslaLocation               {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:location"}
Number              TeslaHeading                {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:heading"}
DateTime            TeslaLocationTime           {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:gpstimestamp"}

Switch              TeslaAutoconditioning       {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:autoconditioning"}
Number:Temperature  TeslaTemperature            {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:temperature"}
Number:Temperature  TeslaTemperatureCombined    {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:combinedtemp"}
Number:Temperature  TeslaInsideTemperature      {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:insidetemp"}
Number:Temperature  TeslaOutsideTemperature     {channel="account:model3:myaccount:mycar:outsidetemp"}


sitemap main label="Main"
    Text item=TeslaUsableBatteryLevel label="Car" icon="tesla" valuecolor=[<=20="red",>60="green"]
            Text item=TeslaEventstamp icon="time"
            Text item=TeslaState label="State [%s]" icon=""
            Text item=TeslaHomelink label="Homelink Available[%s]" icon=""
            Text item=TeslaDistance
            Text item=TeslaSpeed label="Speed [%.1f]"
            Text item=TeslaShiftState label="Shift State [%s]" icon=""
            Text item=nTeslaShiftState 
            Text item=TeslaOdometer label="Odometer [%.1f miles]"
            Text item=TeslaRange 
            Switch item=TeslaAutoconditioning label="Enable Heat or AC"
            Setpoint item=TeslaTemperature step=0.5 minValue=65 maxValue=78 label="Auto Conditioning Temperature [%.1f °F]"
            Text item=TeslaInsideTemperature label="Inside Temperature [%.1f °F]" valuecolor=[<=32="blue",>95="red"]
            Text item=TeslaOutsideTemperature label="Outside Temperature [%.1f °F]" valuecolor=[<=32="blue",>95="red"]
            Text item=TeslaBatteryLevel
            Text item=TeslaUsableBatteryLevel
            Text item=TeslaPower
            Text item=TeslaBatteryCurrent label="Current [%.1f]"
            Text item=TeslaBatteryRange label="Battery Range [%.1f miles]"
            Text item=TeslaEstBatteryRange label="Battery Est Range [%.1f miles]"
            Text item=TeslaIdealBatteryRange label="Battery Ideal Range [%.1f miles]"
            Switch item=TeslaCharge label="Charge"
            Slider item=TeslaChargeLimit label="Charge Limit [%.1f]"
            Text item=TeslaChargingState label="Charging State [%s]" icon=""
            Text item=TeslaTimeToFullCharge label="Time To Full Charge [%.1f hours]"
            Text item=TeslaPreconditioning label="Preconditioning [%s]" icon=""
            Text item=TeslaChargeRate label="Charge Rate [%d miles/hr]"
            Text item=TeslaScheduledChargingStart icon="time"
            Text item=TeslaChargerVoltage label="Charge Voltage [%.1f V]"
            Text item=TeslaChargerPower label="Charge Power [%.1f kW]"
            Text item=TeslaChargerCurrent label="Charge Current [%.1f A]"
            Text item=TeslaChargeToMax label="Charge To Max [%s]" icon=""
            Text item=TeslaMaxCharges label="Consec Max Charge[%d]"
            Switch item=TeslaWakeup label="Wakeup the Car"
            Switch item=TeslaDoorLock label="Doorlock"
            Switch item=TeslaHorn label="Horn" 
            Switch item=TeslaLights label="Lights"
            Switch item=TeslaStart label="Remote Start"
            Switch item=TeslaValet label="Valet Mode"
            Switch item=TeslaSentry label="Sentry Mode"

            Switch item=TeslaBatteryHeater label="Battery Heater"   
            Switch item=TeslaFrontDefrost label="Defrost Front"     
            Switch item=TeslaRearDefrost label="Defrost Rear"                                               
            Switch item=TeslaLeftSeatHeater label="Seat Heat Left" 
            Switch item=TeslaRightSeatHeater label="Seat Heat Right" 
            Mapview item=TeslaLocation height=10

demo.rule (for graphing online status in sitemap above)

rule "Tesla State Changed"
    Item TeslaState changed

        if (previousState == NULL) return;
        switch (TeslaState.state) {
            case "online" : {
            case "asleep" : {
            case "offline" : {
            case "waking" : {
            case "unknown" : {