Tesla has added emergency rear door launch capabilities to the Mannequin 3 Highland, which can be utilized to open the again doorways in case the car runs out of energy.
In response to Mannequin 3 owner’s manuals in nations the place the Highland redesign is out there, Tesla has added the guide door releases on the backside of the rear door storage pockets. Every guide door launch features a plastic cowl that ought to be eliminated in case a car has no energy. After eradicating the duvet, customers will see a mechanical launch cable that may be pulled to open the door.
Under is what Tesla says concerning the rear door guide launch cables, as written within the refreshed Mannequin 3 proprietor’s manuals. You will discover it by navigating to Opening and Closing > Doorways and scrolling down:
You possibly can open a rear door manually within the unlikely state of affairs through which Mannequin 3 has no energy:
- Take away the duvet from the underside of the rear door pocket.
- Pull the mechanical launch cable ahead.
These new rear-door releases come along with comparable latches within the entrance seats, positioned simply in entrance of the window switches. In contrast to the rear guide door launch, the entrance launch latches don’t embody a canopy. Tesla could have included a canopy within the again to assist stop kids or different rear passengers from opening the doorways whereas the automobile is being pushed.
It’s not totally clear if the guide rear door releases shall be included in North American variations of the brand new Mannequin 3, however they’re positively not included in manuals for older variations of the sedan. For instance, they aren’t included in Mannequin 3 manuals for the pre-Highland mannequin in both the U.S. or the United Kingdom.
The protection function comes alongside plenty of design adjustments made to the up to date sedan, which is about to start delivering by October in some markets. Tesla’s North American order configurators don’t but present the Highland Mannequin 3, although some suppose it can turn into accessible in early 2024.
Final week, Tesla produced its 5 millionth car, which was a Highland Mannequin 3 constructed at its Gigafactory in Shanghai, China.
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