TeslaTap – new website for desired features

TeslaTap – new website for desired features

We just released a brand new site,, for all of us Tesla fans. It covers desired features, undocumented items and modifications to your Model S. You can vote or comment on features or even add new ones.

It’s not a another forum (we already have two great ones) but we hope it complements what exists with a more focused look at items of key interest. It even has the novel idea of search!

Give it a spin and vote for those features you really want in your Model-S or X. It even keeps track of what features you’ve voted on, so later when you return you can list any new features you haven’t yet voted on. I think you’ll find it quite useful and should help influence Tesla’s future designs.

nickjhowe | January 6, 2013

Interesting stuff. You might want to include the User Agent string in the undocumented section.

Objective1 | January 6, 2013

I believe the operating system of the screen is Linux. I thought I read that somewhere. Sorry, no authoritative source.

Brian H | January 6, 2013

Takes forever to get registered on the site. | January 7, 2013

Hi Nick, Thanks - we've added the info to our Undocumented page!

Hi Objective1, Yep, we also believe the OS is Linux, but Android is based on Linux. I've added a few notes to clarify this.

Hi Brian, not sure what the delay is. Most users can registered in less than a minute. Maybe the email from got dumped into your spam box? I see you're fully registered now. We'll keep watching to make sure it's working right.

gary.greene | January 7, 2013

Love it! Nice place for Telsaholics like me to spend additional time while waiting for delivery.

petersv | January 7, 2013

Great site and idea.

You shold add this to the Modifications section: | January 7, 2013

Hi Petersv, Thanks for the mod idea and link. It's now added to our modifications section, Trailer/Bike Hitch

brooklynrab | January 8, 2013

Great site. It can serve as a more efficient consumer research site for Tesla. We are all rooting for the company, and hopefully this forum and your website help them can get through their current period of growing pains to an even better product when its time for my number to come up! | January 8, 2013

Hi Brooklynrab, Thanks for the complement. We saw many, mostly confusing attempts to identify and vote for desired features, and it was obvious a forum is not the best way to build and communicate this kind of information. We hope our site goes a bit further in focusing features users want and helps Tesla further improve a great product. | February 1, 2013

We've updated the quick use guide (Guest/Valet/Car wash) app to show driving instructions in clear Spanish as well as English (the prior edition was just a poor Google translation). Go to:

aaronw2 | February 1, 2013

From the user agent string I would guess that Tesla is using the Qt framework for Linux.

I wonder if anyone has requested the GPLed/LGPLed source code for their Tesla model S yet?

TeoTeslaFan | April 7, 2015

Hi TeslaTap,

Recently in this topic I said Tesla should have a reddit like feature request page. Then logicalthinker mentioned this page on your website: I think it has potential.

I have a few ideas I would like to mention but these changes require programming knowledge. Are you open to suggestions to improve that page and make it the home page of your website and do you have PHP programming knowledge to do the changes if you wanted to?

Tesla is innovating at a fast pace and they need a quick feedback loop. With a few modifications that page could work and could be more popular and useful. | April 9, 2015

Hi Teo - I'm always open to suggestions, but I have limited time to spend on Ideally a full redesign would be great, as I never envisioned as much interest as there has been over the last two years. I have a few things in the works to make it easier, but it may be a while.

Best way to suggest changes is to send a ticket at, which goes directly to me.

hb | June 10, 2015

Hi TeslaTap,
since weeks I try to sign into TeslaTap forum, but it doesn't work. Several days ago I sent a ticket for assistence, but didn't get answer. Is there still anybody working on this page?
Thank you | June 10, 2015

Yep, still live and kicking!

I suspect you might have been the one who sent the ticket 2 days ago "Harald"? I responded shortly after. It sounds like our emails are going to your spam box? Another possibility is if you're using AOL, I understand they block most business email making it impossible to contact you. Emails from us come from "" our one-person company (me).

In any case, I activated your account 2 days ago, so you should be able to log in. Sorry for the problems!

hb | June 11, 2015

Hi TeslaTap,
thank you, now it works perfect.
It's strange, I haven't got any emails from faqware neither in the inbox, nor in any spam-filter and ist not an AOL-box. The mailbox as such is working.
Anyway, now I can use your excellent page completely :)