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 proprietor’s manuals in international locations the place the Highland redesign is accessible, Tesla has added the handbook door releases on the backside of the rear door storage pockets. Every handbook door launch features a plastic cowl that must be eliminated in case a car has no energy. After eradicating the quilt, customers will see a mechanical launch cable that may be pulled to open the door.
Beneath is what Tesla says in regards to the rear door handbook launch cables, as written within the refreshed Mannequin 3 proprietor’s manuals. You’ll find it by navigating to Opening and Closing > Doorways and scrolling down:
You’ll be able to open a rear door manually within the unlikely state of affairs wherein Mannequin 3 has no energy:
- Take away the quilt 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, situated simply in entrance of the window switches. In contrast to the rear handbook door launch, the entrance launch latches don’t embrace a canopy. Tesla could have included a canopy within the again to assist forestall kids or different rear passengers from opening the doorways whereas the automotive is being pushed.
It’s not solely clear if the handbook rear door releases might be included in North American variations of the brand new Mannequin 3, however they’re undoubtedly 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 UK.
The security characteristic comes alongside a lot of design adjustments made to the up to date sedan, which is ready to start delivering by October in some markets. Tesla’s North American order configurators don’t but present the Highland Mannequin 3, although some assume it should change 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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