Tesla Camp Mode was introduced back in December 2019 as a way to enjoy a night out camping in your Tesla vehicle.
It might be hard to imagine, but with the back seats folded down, any Tesla owner can actually enjoy a comfortable night out in your Tesla, maybe even on a camping trip.
What is Camp Mode?
Tesla Camp Mode is a feature of every Tesla Model that turns the interior cabin into a comfortable space to hang out or sleep. Camp Mode controls a number of features together including the interior lighting, airflow and cabin temperature, device charging and also play music.
By reducing the other functions that the electric car might also use when turned on this mode can save significant amounts of battery while still keeping Tesla owners comfortable overnight.
So, if you are someone who wants to spend a lot of time in your car, whether it is relaxing at night or sleeping while on a road trip, it is definitely a lifesaver.
How To Enable Camp Mode?
In order to enable Camp Mode on your Tesla you have to do the following:
- Put the car in Parking Mode
- Tap on the Fan Icon
- Choose Camp
Minimum Battery For Camp Mode
Another thing to be aware of is that the Camp Mode feature can only be used when there is a minimum of 15% battery left in your Tesla.
Camp Mode Battery Consumption
The exact battery consumption of Camp Mode is hard to calculate, but some Tesla owners have stated that it can use as little as 10% overnight (8-9 hours) in warmer weather, and somewhere around 15% in colder weather.
Of course, depending on how much climate control you need and how much you are using the power to charge devices means this will vary. The exact Tesla model you have also influences this as later vehicles like the Model Y have a very efficient heat pump which will definitely save you more power.
Tesla Camp Mode Easter Egg
As many of you will know, Tesla likes to have some fun and include Easter Eggs in their software. This mode was another opportunity to do this and Tesla have added a campfire video on the screen when this mode is activated for longer periods in your electric vehicle.
You can see the Tesla Camp Mode screen in action in the video below on Twitter.