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Payments. You’re responsible for making your monthly subscription payments on time and in full. Your monthly subscription payments might change in the future, but we’ll give you one month’s notice before doing so.

Full Self-Driving capability requires your vehicle to also have Autopilot. If your purchase of Autopilot is refunded, your access to Full-Self Driving capability will end and we won’t reimburse or prorate any of your subscription payments.

Term; Cancellation. You can cancel this monthly subscription at any time through your Tesla Account. If you do cancel, your monthly payment won’t be prorated.

We might suspend or cancel your subscription if you’re using Full Self-Driving capability for anything unauthorized or inappropriate or if you stop paying.

Feature Availability; Use. Full Self-Driving capability features are subject to change, limited by region and require your vehicle to have a compatible Autopilot package and hardware. The activation and use of these features are dependent on achieving reliability far in excess of human drivers as demonstrated by billions of miles of experience, as well as regulatory approval, which may take longer in some jurisdictions.

Active Supervision; Responsibility. Full Self-Driving capability features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous. You’re responsible for any and all speeding, tolls, parking, and other traffic violations even when the features are in use. It’s your responsibility to make sure that you only use Full Self-Driving capability features when it’s safe and legal to do so.

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Limitation of Liability. We’re not responsible for what lawyers call “incidental, special or consequential damages.” If we have a disagreement, the most we’ll reimburse you is one monthly subscription payment.

Agreement to Arbitrate. Please carefully read this provision, which applies to any dispute between you and Tesla, Inc. and its affiliates, (together “Tesla”).

If you have a concern or dispute, please send a written notice describing it and your desired resolution to resolutions@tesla.com.

If not resolved within 60 days, you agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between you and Tesla will not be decided by a judge or jury but instead by a single arbitrator in an arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules. This includes claims arising before this Agreement, such as claims related to statements about our products.

We will pay all AAA fees for any arbitration, which will be held in the city or county of your residence. To learn more about the Rules and how to begin an arbitration, you may call any AAA office or go to www.adr.org.

The arbitrator may only resolve disputes between you and Tesla, and may not consolidate claims without the consent of all parties. The arbitrator cannot hear class or representative claims or requests for relief on behalf of others subscribing to Full Self-Driving capability. In other words, you and Tesla may bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative action. If a court or arbitrator decides that any part of this agreement to arbitrate cannot be enforced as to a particular claim for relief or remedy, then that claim or remedy (and only that claim or remedy) must be brought in court and any other claims must be arbitrated.

If you prefer, you may instead take an individual dispute to small claims court.

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Open Source

These are sources for various systems on Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3. The directory structure is as follows:

parrot-sources:
Pass-through source drop for the parrot BlueTooth module.
https://os.tesla.com/parrot-sources/parrot-sources.tar.gz

Additional packages:

For Autopilot and Infotainment system image sources, see:
http://github.com/teslamotors/buildroot

  • Main branch is buildroot-2019.02
  • See README.Tesla for more information on contents and configurations
     

For Autopilot and Infotainment kernel sources, see:
http://github.com/teslamotors/linux

  • branches:
    • intel-4.1: Infotainment Intel kernel
    • tegra-2.6: Infotainment Tegra kernel
    • tegra-4.4: Infotainment Tegra kernel
    • tesla-3.18-hw2: Autopilot Nvidia kernel
    • tesla-3.18-hw25: Autopilot Nvidia kernel
    • tesla-4.14-hw3: Autopilot Tesla kernel
       

For Autopilot coreboot sources, see:
http://github.com/teslamotors/coreboot

  • tesla-4.6-hw3
     

Forthcoming releases and estimated timelines:

  • Harman Radio module for Model 3
    • Pass-through source drop: Q3 2018
  • Cellular modem modules for Model S, Model X and Model 3
    • Pass-through source drops: Q3 2018

Patent Pledge

On June 12, 2014, Tesla announced that it will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use its technology. Tesla was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport, and this policy is intended to encourage the advancement of a common, rapidly-evolving platform for electric vehicles, thereby benefiting Tesla, other companies making electric vehicles, and the world. These guidelines provide further detail as to how we are implementing this policy.

Tesla’s Pledge

Tesla irrevocably pledges that it will not initiate a lawsuit against any party for infringing a Tesla Patent through activity relating to electric vehicles or related equipment for so long as such party is acting in good faith. Key terms of the Pledge are explained below.

Definition of Key Terms

"Tesla Patents" means all patents owned now or in the future by Tesla (other than a patent owned jointly with a third party or any patent that Tesla later acquires that comes with an encumbrance that prevents it from being subject to this Pledge). A list of Tesla Patents subject to the Pledge will be maintained at the following URL: https://www.tesla.com/legal/additional-resources#patent-list.

A party is "acting in good faith" for so long as such party and its related or affiliated companies have not:

  • asserted, helped others assert or had a financial stake in any assertion of (i) any patent or other intellectual property right against Tesla or (ii) any patent right against a third party for its use of technologies relating to electric vehicles or related equipment;
  • challenged, helped others challenge, or had a financial stake in any challenge to any Tesla patent; or
  • marketed or sold any knock-off product (e.g., a product created by imitating or copying the design or appearance of a Tesla product or which suggests an association with or endorsement by Tesla) or provided any material assistance to another party doing so.

Transfer of Tesla Patents

Should Tesla ever transfer a Tesla Patent to a third party, it will do so only to a party that agrees, by means of a public declaration intended to be binding on such party, to provide the same protection that Tesla provided under the Pledge and to place the same requirement on any subsequent transferee.

Legal Effect

The Pledge, which is irrevocable and legally binding on Tesla and its successors, is a "standstill," meaning that it is a forbearance of enforcement of Tesla’s remedies against any party for claims of infringement for so long as such party is acting in good faith. In order for Tesla to preserve its ability to enforce the Tesla Patents against any party not acting in good faith, the Pledge is not a waiver of any patent claims (including claims for damages for past acts of infringement) and is not a license, covenant not to sue, or authorization to engage in patented activities or a limitation on remedies, damages or claims. Except as expressly stated in the Pledge, no rights shall be deemed granted, waived or received by implication, exhaustion, estoppel or otherwise. Finally, the Pledge is not an indication of the value of an arms-length, negotiated license or a reasonable royalty.

What this pledge means is that as long as someone uses our patents for electric vehicles and doesn’t do bad things, such as knocking off our products or using our patents and then suing us for intellectual property infringement, they should have no fear of Tesla asserting its patents against them.

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AU 2008276398 Battery charging based on cost and life
CA 2608448 Method and apparatus for mounting, cooling, connecting and protecting batteries
CA 2645056 Battery pack and method for protecting batteries
CA 2655210 System and method for an efficient rotor for an electric motor
CA 2729480 Selective cure of adhesive in modular assemblies
CA 2736341 Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops
CN ZL200880107602.X Battery charging based on cost and life
CN ZL200880107604.9 Battery charging
CN ZL201110059278.2 Selective cure of adhesive in modular assemblies
CN ZL201110132287.X Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops
CN ZL201110111299.4 Trickle charger for high-energy storage systems
DE 602006031107.9 Method and apparatus for mounting, cooling, connecting and protecting batteries
DE 602008028434.4 Mitigation of propagation of thermal runaway in a multi-cell battery pack
DE 602008042184.8 Method and apparatus for identifying and disconnecting short-circuited battery cells within a battery pack
DE 602009003179.1 Varying flux versus torque for maximum efficiency
DE 602009005983.1 Improved heat dissipation for large battery packs
DE 602009013381.0 All wheel drive electric vehicle power assist drive system
DE 602009031035.6 Induction motor with improved torque density
DE 602009033635 Flux controlled motor management
DE 602010027662.7 Battery pack temperature optimization control system
DE 602010000742.1 User configurable vehicle user interface
DE 602010008000.5 Adaptive soft buttons for a vehicle user interface
DE 602010020070.1 Active thermal runaway mitigation system for use within a battery pack
DE 602010021211.4 Battery Pack Enclosure with Controlled Thermal Runaway Release System
DE 602010029456.0 Electric motor
DE 602010029457.9 Manufacturing method utilizing a dual layer winding pattern
DE 602010010295.5 Adaptive audible feedback cues for a vehicle user interface
DE 602011000601.0 Battery pack with cell-level fusing and method of using same
DE 602011007513.6 AC current control of mobile battery chargers
DE 602012000199.2 Charging efficiency using selectable isolation
DE 602012003275.8 Battery pack gas exhaust system
DE 602013000622.9 Park lock for narrow transmission
DE 602013002174.0 Host initiated state control of remote client in communications system
EP 1880433 Method and apparatus for mounting, cooling, connecting and protecting batteries
EP 2171824 Method and apparatus for identifying and disconnecting short-circuited battery cells within a battery pack
EP 2177390 Flux controlled motor management
EP 2181481 Mitigation of propagation of thermal runaway in a multi-cell battery pack
EP 2202871 Induction motor with improved torque density
EP 2213494 All wheel drive electric vehicle power assist drive system
EP 2226870 Improved heat dissipation for large battery packs
EP 2239811 Battery pack temperature optimization control system
EP 2244318 Battery pack enclosure with controlled thermal runaway release system
EP 2266201 Varying flux versus torque for maximum efficiency
EP 2302727 Active thermal runaway mitigation system for use within a battery pack
EP 2305506 Adaptive soft buttons for a vehicle user interface
EP 2305508 User configurable vehicle user interface
EP 2308713 Adaptive audible feedback cues for a vehicle user interface
EP 2388894 Electric motor
EP 2388895 Manufacturing method utilizing a dual layer winding pattern
EP 2416405 Battery pack with cell-level fusing and method of using same
EP 2498370 Charging efficiency using selectable isolation
EP 2506336 Battery pack gas exhaust system
EP 2587583 AC current control of mobile battery chargers
EP 2660112 Park lock for narrow transmission
EP 2663028 Host initiated state control of remote client in communications system
FR 2181481 Mitigation of propagation of thermal runaway in a multi-cell battery pack
FR 2202871 Induction motor with improved torque density
FR 2226870 Improved heat dissipation for large battery packs
FR 2266201 Varying flux versus torque for maximum efficiency
FR 2302727 Active thermal runaway mitigation system for use within a battery pack
FR 2305506 Adaptive soft buttons for a vehicle user interface
FR 2305508 User configurable vehicle user interface
FR 2308713 Adaptive audible feedback cues for a vehicle user interface
FR 2416405 Battery pack with cell-level fusing and method of using same
FR 2498370 Charging efficiency using selectable isolation
FR 2506336 Battery pack gas exhaust system
FR 2244318 Battery pack enclosure with controlled thermal runaway release system
FR 2660112 Park lock for narrow transmission
FR 2587583 AC current control of mobile battery chargers
GB 2181481 Mitigation of propagation of thermal runaway in a multi-cell battery pack
GB 2202871 Induction motor with improved torque density
GB 2266201 Varying flux versus torque for maximum efficiency
GB 2226870 Improved heat dissipation for large battery packs
GB 2305506 Adaptive soft buttons for a vehicle user interface
GB 2305508 User configurable vehicle user interface
GB 2308713 Adaptive audible feedback cues for a vehicle user interface
GB 2416405 Battery pack with cell-level fusing and method of using same
GB 2498370 Charging efficiency using selectable isolation
GB 2506336 Battery pack gas exhaust system
GB 2587583 AC current control of mobile battery chargers
GB 2244318 Battery pack enclosure with controlled thermal runaway release system
GB 2302727 Active thermal runaway mitigation system for use within a battery pack
GB 2660112 Park lock for narrow transmission
HK 1191160 Host initiated state control of remote client in communications system
JP 4915969 Battery pack temperature optimization control system
JP 4931161 Battery charging
JP 4972176 Intelligent temperature control system for extending battery pack life
JP 5055347 Multi-mode charging system for electric vehicle
JP 5081962 Adaptive soft button for a vehicle user interface
JP 5088976 Battery charging based on cost and life
JP 5119302 Active thermal runaway mitigation system for use within battery pack
JP 5184576 Integrated battery pressure relaxing portion and terminal isolation system
JP 5216829 Adaptive vehicle user interface
JP 5235942 Method and device for maintaining completeness of cell wall using high yield strength external sleeve
JP 5237342 Method for determining dc impedance of battery
JP 5258871 System for improving cycle lifetime for lithium-ion battery pack and battery cell pack charging system
JP 5274246 Method and apparatus for mounting, cooling, connecting and protecting batteries
JP 5285662 Battery pack having resistance to propagation of thermal runaway of cell
JP 5306426 Battery pack provided with fuse at cell level and method for using the same
JP 5325259 Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops
JP 5325844 Preventing of thermal runaway of cell using double expansible material layers
JP 5372128 System for absorbing and diffusing side impact energy using battery pack
JP 5416664 Battery cell charging system using adjustable voltage control
JP 5529191 Apparatus for improving charging efficiency using selectable isolation
JP 5548149 Triple layer winding pattern, and methods of manufacturing same
JP 5608881 AC Current Control of Mobile Battery Chargers
JP 5603902 A Battery Pack Dehumidification System and the Method of Controlling the Humidity of a Battery Pack
JP 5680411 Method of deactivating faulty battery cells
JP 5671368 Selective cure of adhesive in modular assembly
JP 5749200 Battery pack gas exhaust system
JP 5837464 Charge disruption monitoring and notification system
KR 1195077 Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops
US 7404720 Electro mechanical connector for use in electrical applications
US 7433794 Mitigation of propagation of thermal runaway in a multi-cell battery pack
US 7489057 Liquid cooled rotor assembly
US 7579725 Liquid cooled rotor assembly
US 7602145 Method of balancing batteries
US 7622897 Multi-mode charging system for an electric vehicle
US 7629772 Multi-mode charging system for an electric vehicle
US 7629773 Multi-mode charging system for an electric vehicle
US 7667432 Method for interconnection of battery packs and battery assembly containing interconnected battery packs
US 7671565 Battery pack and method for protecting batteries
US 7671567 Multi-mode charging system for an electric vehicle
US 7683570 Systems, methods, and apparatus for battery charging
US 7683575 Method and apparatus for identifying and disconnecting short-circuited battery cells within a battery pack
US 7698078 Electric vehicle communication interface
US 7719232 Method for battery charging based on cost and life
US 7736799 Method and apparatus for maintaining cell wall integrity during thermal runaway using an outer layer of intumescent material
US 7739005 Control system for an all-wheel drive electric vehicle
US 7741750 Induction motor with improved torque density
US 7741816 System and method for battery preheating
US 7742852 Control system for an all-wheel drive electric vehicle
US 7747363 Traction control system for an electric vehicle
US 7749647 Method and apparatus for maintaining cell wall integrity during thermal runaway using a high yield strength outer sleeve
US 7749650 Method and apparatus for maintaining cell wall integrity during thermal runaway using multiple cell wall layers
US 7755329 Battery charging time optimization system based on battery temperature, cooling system power demand, and availability of surplus external power
US 7763381 Cell thermal runaway propagation resistance using dual intumescent material layers
US 7781097 Cell thermal runaway propagation resistance using an internal layer of intumescent material
US 7782021 Battery charging based on cost and life
US 7786704 System for battery charging based on cost and life
US 7789176 Electric vehicle thermal management system
US 7820319 Cell thermal runaway propagation resistant battery pack
US 7821224 Voltage estimation feedback of overmodulated signal for an electrical vehicle
US 7841431 Electric vehicle thermal management system
US 7847501 Varying flux versus torque for maximum efficiency
US 7890218 Centralized multi-zone cooling for increased battery efficiency
US 7911184 Battery charging time optimization system
US 7923144 Tunable frangible battery pack system
US 7928699 Battery charging time optimization system
US 7939192 Early detection of battery cell thermal event
US 7940028 Thermal energy transfer system for a power source utilizing both metal-air and non-metal-air battery packs
US 7956574 System and method for interconnection of battery packs
US 7960928 Flux controlled motor management
US 8004243 Battery capacity estimating method and apparatus
US 8008827 Manufacturing method utilizing a dual layer winding pattern
US 8018113 AC motor winding pattern
US 8044786 Systems and methods for diagnosing battery voltage mis-reporting
US 8049460 Voltage dividing vehicle heater system and method
US 8054038 System for optimizing battery pack cut-off voltage
US 8057630 Selective cure of adhesive in modular assemblies
US 8057928 Cell cap assembly with recessed terminal and enlarged insulating gasket
US 8059007 Battery thermal event detection system using a thermally interruptible electrical conductor
US 8063757 Charge state indicator for an electric vehicle
US 8069555 Manufacturing method utilizing a dual layer winding pattern
US 8076016 Common mode voltage enumeration in a battery pack
US 8078359 User configurable vehicle user interface
US 8082743 Battery pack temperature optimization control system
US 8088511 Cell cap assembly with recessed terminal and enlarged insulating gasket
US 8092081 Battery thermal event detection system using an optical fiber
US 8095278 Interface for vehicle function control via a touch screen
US 8117857 Intelligent temperature control system for extending battery pack life
US 8122590 Manufacturing method utilizing a dual layer winding pattern
US 8124263 Corrosion resistant cell mounting well
US 8125324 Charge state indicator for an electric vehicle
US 8133287 Method of controlled cell-level fusing within a battery pack
US 8133608 Battery pack with cell-level fusing
US 8137833 Condensation-induced corrosion resistant cell mounting well
US 8153290 Heat dissipation for large battery packs
US 8154166 Dual layer winding pattern
US 8154167 Manufacturing method utilizing a dual layer winding pattern
US 8154256 Battery thermal event detection system using an electrical conductor with a thermally interruptible insulator
US 8168315 Battery thermal event detection system utilizing battery pack isolation monitoring
US 8173295 Method and apparatus for battery potting
US 8178227 Battery thermal event detection system utilizing battery pack isolation monitoring
US 8180512 Efficient dual source battery pack system for an electric vehicle
US 8190320 Efficient dual source battery pack system for an electric vehicle
US 8216502 Method for the external application of battery pack encapsulant
US 8241772 Integrated battery pressure relief and terminal isolation system
US 8242739 Leakage current reduction in combined motor drive and energy storage recharge system
US 8247097 Battery pack dehumidifier with active reactivation system
US 8263250 Liquid cooling manifold with multi-function thermal interface
US 8263254 Cell with an outer layer of intumescent material
US 8268469 Battery pack gas exhaust system
US 8277965 Battery pack enclosure with controlled thermal runaway release system
US 8286743 Vehicle battery pack ballistic shield
US 8293393 Apparatus for the external application of battery pack encapsulant
US 8298692 Collection, storage and use of metal-air battery pack effluent
US 8304108 Method and apparatus for maintaining cell wall integrity using a high yield strength outer sleeve
US 8313850 Battery pack pressure monitoring system for thermal event detection
US 8322393 Selective cure of adhesive in modular assemblies
US 8324863 Trickle charger for high-energy storage systems
US 8336319 Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops
US 8346419 Operation of a range extended electric vehicle
US 8353545 Compact energy absorbing vehicle crash structure
US 8361642 Battery pack enclosure with controlled thermal runaway release system
US 8361649 Method and apparatus for maintaining cell wall integrity using a high yield strength outer casing
US 8365392 System and method for an efficient rotor for an electric motor
US 8367233 Battery pack enclosure with controlled thermal runaway release system
US 8367239 Cell separator for minimizing thermal runaway propagation within a battery pack
US 8389139 Integrated battery pressure relief and terminal isolation system
US 8389142 Method and apparatus for the external application of a battery pack adhesive
US 8393427 Vehicle battery pack ballistic shield
US 8402776 Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops
US 8421469 Method and apparatus for electrically cycling a battery cell to simulate an internal short
US 8423215 Charge rate modulation of metal-air cells as a function of ambient oxygen concentration
US 8424960 Front rail configuration for the front structure of a vehicle
US 8428806 Dual mode range extended electric vehicle
US 8441826 Fast switching for power inverter
US 8445126 Hazard mitigation through gas flow communication between battery packs
US 8448696 Thermal management system with dual mode coolant loops
US 8448966 Vehicle front shock tower
US 8449015 Method of controlling a dual hinged vehicle door
US 8449997 Thermal energy transfer system for a power source utilizing both metal-air and non-metal-air battery packs
US 8450966 Method of operating a recharging system utilizing a voltage dividing heater
US 8450974 Electric vehicle extended range hybrid battery pack system
US 8453770 Dual motor drive and control system for an electric vehicle
US 8463480 Dual mode range extended electric vehicle
US 8463481 Dual mode range extended electric vehicle
US 8471521 Electric vehicle extended range hybrid battery pack system
US 8481191 Rigid cell separator for minimizing thermal runaway propagation within a battery pack
US 8493018 Fast switching for power inverter
US 8493032 Bidirectional polyphase multimode converter including boost and buck-boost modes
US 8511738 Dual hinged vehicle door
US 8511739 Control system for use with a dual hinged vehicle door
US 8511745 Integrated energy absorbing vehicle crash structure
US 8534703 Dynamic anti-whiplash apparatus and method
US 8536825 State of charge range
US 8539990 Vehicle port door with wirelessly actuated unlatching assembly
US 8541126 Thermal barrier structure for containing thermal runaway propagation within a battery pack
US 8541127 Overmolded thermal interface for use with a battery cooling system
US 8543270 Efficient dual source battery pack system for an electric vehicle
US 8552693 Low temperature charging of li-ion cells
US 8555659 Method for optimizing battery pack temperature
US 8557414 Control, collection and use of metal-air battery pack effluent
US 8557415 Battery pack venting system
US 8557416 Battery pack directed venting system
US 8567849 Dual load path design for a vehicle
US 8567855 Bumper mounting plate for double channel front rails
US 8567856 Swept front torque box
US 8572837 Method for making an efficient rotor for an electric motor
US 8573683 Front rail reinforcement system
US 8574732 Hazard mitigation within a battery pack using metal-air cells
US 8579635 Funnel shaped charge inlet
US 8585131 Rear vehicle torque box
US 8618775 Detection of over-current in a battery pack
US 8626369 Charge rate modulation of metal-air cells as a function of ambient oxygen concentration
US 8627534 Cleaning feature for electric charging connector
US 8627860 Fuel coupler with wireless port door unlatching actuator
US 8629657 State of charge range
US 8638063 AC current control of mobile battery chargers
US 8638069 Bidirectional polyphase multimode converter including boost and buck-boost modes
US 8643330 Method of operating a multiport vehicle charging system
US 8643342 Fast charging with negative ramped current profile
US 8647763 Battery coolant jacket
US 8651875 Electromechanical pawl for controlling vehicle charge inlet access
US 8659270 Battery pack overcharge protection system
US 8663824 Battery pack exhaust nozzle utilizing an sma seal retainer
US 8664907 Fast switching for power inverter
US 8672398 In-line outer sliding panorama sunroof tracks
US 8686288 Power electronics interconnection for electric motor drives
US 8696051 System for absorbing and distributing side impact energy utilizing a side sill assembly with a collapsible sill insert
US 8702161 System for absorbing and distributing side impact energy utilizing an integrated battery pack and side sill assembly
US 8708404 Sunroof utilizing two independent motors
US 8720968 Charge port door with electromagnetic latching assembly
US 8754614 Fast charging of battery using adjustable voltage control
US 8757709 Reinforced b-pillar assembly with reinforced rocker joint
US 8758924 Extruded and ribbed thermal interface for use with a battery cooling system
US 8760898 Fast switching for power inverter
US 8761985 Method of operating a dual motor drive and control system for an electric vehicle
US 8765276 Common mode voltage enumeration in a battery pack
US 8771013 High voltage cable connector
US 8773058 Rotor temperature estimation and motor control torque limiting for vector-controlled AC induction motors
US 8773066 Method and apparatus for extending lifetime for rechargeable stationary energy storage devices
US 8778519 Battery pack exhaust nozzle
US 8803470 Electric vehicle extended range hybrid battery pack system
US 8803471 Electric vehicle extended range hybrid battery pack system
US 8807637 Angled front hood sealing assembly
US 8807642 Mechanism components integrated into structural sunroof framework
US 8807643 Sunroof mechanism linkage with continuous one part guide track
US 8807644 Sunroof positioning and timing elements
US 8807807 Illumination apparatus for vehicles
US 8810198 Multiport vehicle dc charging system with variable power distribution according to power distribution rules
US 8810208 Charging efficiency using selectable isolation
US 8817892 Redundant multistate signaling
US 8818624 Adaptive soft buttons for a vehicle user interface
US 8819162 Host communications architecture
US 8833499 Integration system for a vehicle battery pack
US 8861337 Robust communications in electrically noisy environments
US 8862414 Detection of high voltage electrolysis of coolant in a battery pack
US 8866444 Methodology for charging batteries safely
US 8867180 Dynamic current protection in energy distribution systems
US 8875828 Vehicle battery pack thermal barrier
US 8887398 Extruded member with altered radial fins
US 8892299 Vehicle user interface with proximity activation
US 8899492 Method of controlling system temperature to extend battery pack life
US 8901885 Low temperature fast charge
US 8906541 Battery module with integrated thermal management system
US 8907629 Electric vehicle battery lifetime optimization operational mode
US 8932739 Battery pack configuration to reduce hazards associated with internal short circuits
US 8933661 Integrated inductive and conductive electrical charging system
US 8934999 Robotic processing system and method
US 8935053 Power release hood latch method and system
US 8960781 Single piece vehicle rocker panel
US 8963494 Charge rate optimization
US 8965721 Determining battery DC impedance
US 8968949 Method of withdrawing heat from a battery pack
US 8970147 Traction motor controller with dissipation mode
US 8970173 Electric vehicle battery lifetime optimization operational mode
US 8970182 Fast charging of battery using adjustable voltage control
US 8970237 Wire break detection in redundant communications
US 8973965 Folding and stowing rear-facing vehicle seat
US 9030063 Thermal management system for use with an integrated motor assembly
US 9035203 Electrical interface interlock system
US 9040184 Battery pack dehumidifier with active reactivation system
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Policy Against Anti-Social Forces

Tesla Motors Japan GK (the “Company”) hereby provides the following “policy against Anti-Social Forces”.  

Basic Policy 

The Company declares the following policy to prevent any damages from any group or individual which pursues any economic benefit by way of any violence, power or fraud (the “Anti-Social Forces”):  

  1. The Company does not engage with or maintain any relationship with Anti-Social Forces.  
  2. The Company works with external professional organizations such as police, the National Center for the Elimination of Boryokudan and attorneys and handles matters appropriately in an organized way in order to prevent damages caused by Anti-Social Forces.  
  3. The Company does not accept illegitimate demands from Anti-Social Forces, but takes legal action with resolve.  
  4. The Company does not fund or enter into any illegal transactions with Anti-Social Forces.  
  5. The Company ensures that any employees responding to illegitimate demands from Anti-Social Forces will be safely protected.  

Premium Connectivity

Terms & Conditions

Premium Connectivity is available to many Tesla vehicles through a paid subscription. Information about the Service is available at Tesla’s website.

    1. Changes to Terms & Condition

      We can change these Terms & Conditions; change, add or delete Services or the features included therein; and change the prices we charge for the Service, at any time. Any change in prices for your Service or any material reduction in the features of your Service will not take effect until the next monthly period of the Service has expired. We will notify you of such change by posting the amended terms on our website and/or on your Tesla Account. It is your responsibility to review these Terms & Conditions periodically. If you do not cancel your Service prior to the applicable effective date of the changes, your Service will be modified to reflect the applicable change to prices and/or features charged for your Service.

    2. Payment Provisions

      • Third Party Charges

        You are responsible for paying directly to third parties all charges for services furnished by them directly to you that are not expressly covered by your Service. This Agreement shall have no effect on the terms and conditions of any agreement that you have entered into with a third party.

      • Your Agreement to Pay

        You are responsible for paying all amounts due on time and in full and to keep an active credit card on file with us. We will automatically debit your monthly payment from this credit card on the monthly anniversary of the effective date of this Agreement unless you cancel your Service before the applicable day of renewal. For example, if your subscription start date is on 3/23/2020, then the next billing date is 4/23/2020. If you purchase a subscription on the 29/30/31 of a given month, then the monthly anniversary date automatically gets set on the 1st of the month after next. For the month of February, this is also applicable if your subscription purchase date is on the 27/28/29. All charges will be charged in advance of the term to which they apply. We may terminate or suspend your Service without notice to you, if your credit, charge or debit card provider refuses a charge from us or if such card has otherwise expired. Even if we terminate or suspend your Service, you will still be responsible for any charges due at the time of such suspension or termination.

    3. Termination, Suspension, Reactivation, Change and Transfer of Service

      • Suspension or Termination

        We can decide to either suspend or terminate the Service without warning, or issue a warning including for network or system maintenance, improvement, or failure or if we suspect your Service is being used for any unauthorized or inappropriate purpose, as a result of your breach of these Terms & Conditions or for reasons unrelated to you or your account with us. If suspension or termination of the Service occurs for any reason, you acknowledge and agree that you may not be able to access the Service.

        If we elect to terminate your Service, you will be entitled to a pro rata refund or credit of the prepaid charges determined on the remaining monthly term of the Service.

      • Cancellation by You

        You may cancel the Service at any time through your Tesla Account or by contacting our Customer Support team and notifying us that you want to cancel the Service. If you cancel, your cancelation of the Service will only be effective from the end of the current monthly subscription term.

      • Reactivation of Service

        You do not have any right to have your Service reactivated, even if you cure any of the issues that resulted in the termination or suspension of your Service. It is solely our decision as to whether to allow you to have Service again. If we do decide to reactivate your Service, we have the right to charge a reactivation fee.

      • Transfer of Service, Sale of Vehicle, Termination of Lease

        The Service is not transferrable to any future owner of the Vehicle.

        You must notify us if you sell or transfer your Vehicle or end its lease. If you fail to notify us, you will remain responsible for all charges for any Service incurred in connection with such Vehicle. It is your responsibility to remove all data and content (including any personal information), if any, that you may have stored on your system before you sell or transfer your Vehicle.

    4. Your Responsibilities

      • Your Responsibility for the Proper Operation of Your Vehicle and Proper Use of the Service

        YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE USE OF OR ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AND COMPLETELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY. IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOU (AND/OR ANY OTHER OCCUPANT OF YOUR VEHICLE) FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF THE SERVICE AND EXERCISE GOOD JUDGMENT AND OBEY TRAFFIC AND ALL OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS, WHEN OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE; USING THE EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE; AND/OR EVALUATING WHETHER THE USE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES (OR THE ROUTING AND DIRECTION DATA YOU RECEIVE) IS SAFE AND LEGAL UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

      • Your Responsibility for Maintaining Your Vehicle

        In order for us to provide the Service, your Vehicle must be in good working order and your Vehicle must have a working electrical system and adequate battery power. The Service may not work if you try to modify or add any equipment or software in or to your Vehicle that is not expressly authorized by us or is not compatible with the Service. You are solely responsible for the proper maintenance of your Vehicle and its systems.

      • No Commercial Use or Resale of the Service

        The Service, including the messages, data, information, content, or other material provided as part of the Service, are provided only for your non-commercial use, and not for re-sale. Certain information you receive through the Service belongs to us (or other third parties) and may be subject to one or more copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other legal protections. You may not (and may not permit or cause any other party to) sell or resell or otherwise use the Service or any information provided through the Service for commercial purposes, nor may you reproduce, copy, modify, attempt to reverse engineer, make derivative works from or otherwise display or distribute information provided through the Service.

    5. Events Beyond Our Control

      Various conditions beyond our control may prevent or delay us from providing Service to you, or affect the quality of the Service. Some examples are atmospheric, geographic, or topographic conditions (such as tall buildings, hills or tunnels), damage to or failure to maintain your Vehicle or the equipment in good working order, government laws, rules or regulations, failure, congestion or outages of utility or wireless networks (including interruption of cellular service), war, act of God, natural disaster, inclement weather, and labor strikes. In the event of any of the foregoing, we may, in our discretion, suspend or terminate the Service, without notice to you and without any liability. We are not responsible for delay or failure in providing Service due to conditions beyond our control and you are not entitled to credit or refund as a result of any such delay or failure.

      In the event of any regulatory, governmental or other legally-compelled changes, or discontinuation or change of necessary telecommunications systems and services (e.g., if our Wireless Service Provider terminates or restricts wireless services of the type used by your Vehicle’s equipment), you are solely responsible for replacing, as well as the cost of replacing, any equipment that is necessitated as a result of such change or discontinuation, except that if such change occurs during your Vehicle’s base warranty period, while you will still be responsible for the cost of such replacement, we will be responsible for obtaining and providing you with the necessary replacement materials (if applicable).

    6. Disclaimer of Warranties

      TESLA DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY SPECIFIC TIME OR AT ALL TIMES OR TO ANY GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, DELAY OR ERROR. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR SERVICE PARTNERS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED ABOUT (1) THE EQUIPMENT OR ANY OTHER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE USED WITH THE SERVICE, (2) THE SERVICE, (3) NONINFRINGEMENT, OR (4) ANY DATA OR INFORMATION OR OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE. THIS INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF SECURITY, TITLE, CONTENT, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

      The only warranties applicable to the Equipment in your Vehicle are those extended as part of your purchase or lease of your Vehicle. Such warranty does not cover the Service, in whole or in part.

    7. Limitation of Liability

      Neither we, nor any Tesla Entity nor our service partners assume any risk or responsibility for your use of the Service, or any of the information or other content provided as part of the Service. You acknowledge and agree that neither we, any Tesla entity, nor any of our service partners are liable for dropped calls or interrupted service, or for problems caused by or contributed to by you, by any third-party, by buildings, hills, tunnels, network congestion, atmospheric conditions, acts of God or natural disaster or by any other conditions or circumstances out of our control (as further described above in Section 5 of these Terms & Conditions).

      In addition, neither we, any Tesla entity nor our service partners are liable (1) for our inability to contact any service partner or other party in any particular situation (including any emergency personnel), (2) for any act or omission of any other company furnishing a part of our Service or any equipment provided for such Service, (3) for errors or omissions of any vendors, dealers or manufacturers participating in offers made through us, or (4) for any damages that result from or arise out of the use, installation, repair or maintenance by you (or by any person you authorize) of the Service, or any product or service provided by or manufactured by third parties.

      Tesla shall be liable without limitation under the Agreement for damages resulting from intentional or negligent injury to life, body or health and for other damages resulting from intentional or grossly negligent conduct by Tesla or its legal representatives or agents.

      Unless Tesla has unlimited liability under the provisions of the previous paragraph, in case of a breach of a material contractual obligation due to ordinary negligence, Tesla's liability for damages or reimbursement of expenses shall be limited to typically foreseeable damages. Material contractual obligations are obligations whose fulfilment is essential for the proper execution of the Agreement and on whose fulfilment you regularly rely and may rely (cardinal obligations).

      The liability of Tesla based on the applicable product liability regulations remains unaffected.

      Any liability of Tesla beyond the aforementioned cases is excluded. In these cases, if you experience problems or dissatisfaction with the Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to cancel the Service and discontinue using the Service.

      You agree that the limitations of liability and indemnities in these Terms & Conditions will survive even after your Service has terminated. These limitations of liability apply not only to you, but to anyone using your Vehicle, the Service, to anyone making a claim on your behalf, and to any claims made by your family, employees, customers, or others arising out of or relating to any Service we or our service partners provide.

    8. Software

      We use software in connection with the Service. We own or have rights to all such software and you do not acquire any rights in such software other than the right to use such software as reasonably necessary for you to use the Service as permitted in your Terms & Conditions. We may update or modify the software contained in your Vehicle from time to time, and we may do this remotely without notifying you or seeking your consent. These software updates and modifications may affect or erase data that you have previously stored on the equipment in your Vehicle (such as specific route or destination information). We are not responsible for any lost or erased (or otherwise affected) data and you are solely responsible for the data that you may have downloaded, uploaded, transmitted or otherwise stored from, to, on or through the equipment or Service.

      You understand that software available is dependent on vehicle configuration and geographical region, which may affect your access to the Service and/or any of its features.

    9. Additional Terms

      • Governing Law

        The terms of this Agreement are governed by, and to be interpreted according to, the laws of the country in which we are licensed to sell motor vehicles that is nearest to your address that you input onto our website when placing this order.

      • Entire Agreement

        These Terms & Conditions is the entire agreement between you and us. It supersedes all other agreements, communications or representations, oral or written, between us, past or present. We are not responsible for any statements, agreements, representations, warranties or covenants, oral or written, including, without limitation, any statements from third parties, concerning or relating to the Service provided to you pursuant to these Terms & Conditions, unless such statements, agreements, representations warranties or covenants are expressly contained in or incorporate by these Terms & Conditions.

      • Survivorship

        Even after your Service has ended and unless it has been replaced by a new agreement expressly entered into by and between us, the provisions of these Terms & Conditions shall survive.

      • Waiver; Severability

        No waiver of any part of these Terms & Conditions, or of any breach of it, in any one instance will require us to waive any other instance or breach. If any part of these Terms & Conditions is declared invalid or unenforceable, all other parts of these Terms & Conditions are still valid and enforceable.

    10. Revocation Policy

      • Right of Revocation

        If you are a consumer and have concluded this Agreement exclusively by using means of remote communication (such as via the internet, telephone, e-mail or similar), you have the right to revoke this contract within fourteen days without stating reasons in accordance with the following provisions.

        The revocation period is fourteen days from the date of conclusion of the contract.

        In order to exercise your right of revocation, you must inform us (Tesla Motors Limited, 197 Horton Road, West Drayton UB7 8JD, United Kingdom) by means of a clear statement (e.g. a letter, fax or e-mail sent by post) of your decision to revoke this contract. You may use the attached model revocation form for this purpose, but this is not mandatory.

        In order to comply with the revocation period, it is sufficient to send the notification of the exercise of the right of revocation before the end of the revocation period.

      • Consequences of Revocation

        If you revoke this Agreement, we shall reimburse you for all payments we have received from you, including delivery charges (except for additional charges resulting from your choosing a different method of delivery from the cheapest standard delivery offered by us), immediately and no later than fourteen days from the date we receive notification of your revocation of this Agreement. For this refund, we will use the same means of payment that you used for the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you; in no case will you be charged for this refund.

      • Model Revocation Form

        (If you want to cancel the contract, please fill out this form and send it back).

        • To Tesla Motors Limited, 197 Horton Road, West Drayton UB7 8JD, United Kingdom:
        • Hereby I/we (*) revoke the contract concluded by me/us (*) for the purchase of the following goods (*)/the provision of the following service (*)
        • Ordered on (*)/received on (*) -Name of consumer(s)
        • Address of the consumer(s)
        • Signature of the consumer(s) (only in the case of paper notification)

        (*) Delete as appropriate


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    Responsible Sourcing Policies

    Tesla, Inc. and its subsidaries ("Tesla") requires our suppliers (defined as all companies or individuals from which Tesla is receiving goods and services as well as their personnel, agents and subcontractors) to conduct their worldwide operations in a responsible manner, consistent with Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and in adherence to this responsible materials policy and the principles enumerated herein in addition to the requirements in our Human Rights Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct. Tesla will work collaboratively with our suppliers to ensure diligent implementation of the requirements set forth herein and will verify and enforce compliance fairly and consistently when necessary.

    Legal And Regulatory Compliance

    Tesla suppliers are responsible for ensuring that their operations and the products and services supplied to Tesla comply with all national as well as other applicable laws and regulations. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, compliance with relevant laws governing bribery, corruption, and conflicts of interest.

    Responsible Materials Policy

    The goal of Tesla’s responsible materials policy is to ensure that the way our suppliers source raw materials and their derivatives is not contrary to Tesla’s mission to create a sustainable future. Tesla's suppliers are required to use reasonable efforts to ensure that their parts and products supplied to Tesla do not contribute to armed conflict, human rights abuses, or environmental degradation, regardless of sourcing location. For all materials used in Tesla products, Tesla requires its suppliers to establish policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas or the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Tesla’s requirements for suppliers are designed to accomplish the goal of only sourcing materials from suppliers who behave in concordance with our company mission.

    Tesla’s goal is to create a conflict-free value chain. As a U.S. public company, Tesla files an annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act detailing our due diligence efforts to understand the origin of the conflict minerals used in its products and the company’s efforts to eliminate in our value chain any benefits from our sourcing of these materials to armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries. The SEC currently defines “conflict minerals,” also known as “3TG,” as:

    (i)
    columbite-tantalite (tantalum);
    (ii)
    cassiterite (tin);
    (iii)
    gold;
    (iv)
    wolframite (tungsten); and
    (v)
    any derivatives of the above.


    When sourcing 3TG materials, Tesla expects suppliers to share our goal and implement steps to create a conflict-free supply chain. Where our suppliers source directly from smelters or refiners (“SoRs”), we require sourcing only from SoRs that have been validated as conflict-free by the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s (“RMI”) Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) or equivalent program. For our suppliers who do not source directly from an SoR, we expect them to engage with their own supply chain and require sourcing only from SoRs that are conformant to the RMAP. When we discover suppliers with non-conformant SoRs, Tesla requires these suppliers to transition to a fully conformant supply chains without delay. Suppliers may be requested to provide evidence of changes to their supply chain to prove the removal of non-conformant SoRs. Tesla recognizes the importance of mining to local communities and encourages ethical sourcing from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As recommended by the OECD, we do not support an embargo, implicit or explicit, of any DRC material, but instead allow sourcing from the region when it can be done in a responsible manner through audited value chains.

    In addition to conflict minerals, Tesla recognizes the potential for abuse and environmental damage in the sourcing of raw materials associated with other materials, including cobalt, nickel, lithium and mica, among others. As with 3TG suppliers, Tesla requires these suppliers to document their efforts to monitor their supply chain for any red flags indicating the use of child or forced labor or contribution to conflict or human rights abuses as well as environmental impacts in the mining or processing of these materials throughout the value chain. Suppliers must implement due diligence programs for the value chains of these materials and are expected to use the RMI’s reporting template for the collection of information where such a template is available. For all other materials, Tesla will continuously assess their sourcing for potential risks and red flags, and where any are identified will engage with those suppliers to address any issues and require cooperation with our efforts.

    The sharing of sourcing information is critical to our efforts to source responsibly, and all Tesla suppliers are required to provide information upon request on their sourcing, due diligence efforts and findings for all materials included in this responsible materials policy.

    Conflict Minerals Report

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    Last Updated May 2021

    Human Rights Policy

    Tesla believes the ethical treatment of all people and regard for human rights is core to our mission of a sustainable future and believe all businesses within our supply chain have a responsibility to support our mission and share our respect for human rights. This human rights policy is the formalization of our commitment to uphold and respect these rights and the values they represent. We endorse and base our definition of human rights on the United Nation's Universal Declaration for Human Rights (“UDHR”). The UDHR focuses on dignity, respect, and equality, without discrimination, for all people. We are committed to upholding these rights and values throughout our value chain – including with respect to our employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate. We expect that our suppliers will also support and promote these values in their own operations and in those of their own suppliers.

    Addressing human rights risks is an ongoing effort, involving engagement with our value chain for potential impacts, incorporating the input from external stakeholders as well as reviewing and updating our own policies where necessary. With this understanding, Tesla is committed to addressing any potential human rights issues both within our own operations and those of our value chain.

    Health and Safety

    Suppliers are responsible for ensuring that their employees and contractors are provided with a safe and healthy work environment. Tesla’s Supplier Code of Conduct provides guidance on Tesla’s expectations and regulatory compliance procedures for the health and safety of Tesla’s own employees. Suppliers should review our Supplier Code of Conduct to understand our minimum requirements for health and safety within their own operations.

    Forced Labor, Slavery and Human Trafficking

    Tesla is committed to ensuring that its entire value chain—from raw materials to final production—is free of any form of slave or forced labor, debt bondage or human trafficking. Tesla does not, and will not, tolerate the use of any non-voluntary, including prison, labor of any age in the manufacture of its products and does not, and will not, accept products or services from suppliers that engage in forced labor or human trafficking in any form. Human trafficking and slavery are crimes under state, federal and international law. We do not allow any direct or indirect control tactics including, corporal punishment or the threat of corporal punishment economic, emotional, or familial abuses at our facilities and will not allow it in the facilities of our suppliers. Tesla recognizes that these crimes exist in countries throughout the world and requires our suppliers to help in our efforts to end them regardless of geographic location or place in our value chain.

    Respectful Workplace and Equal Opportunities

    Tesla recognizes the value of different backgrounds and perspectives in our workforce, and fully promotes equal opportunity for all employees, both current and prospective. Just as we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national origin, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law, regulation or ordinance, we require our suppliers to similarly respect the people in their workforces.

    Environmental Protection

    In our own operations, Tesla strives to reduce the impact to the environment by using renewable energy, recycling of materials and biodiversity conservation, to name a few of our efforts. We expect our suppliers to share our goal of recognizing environmental protection as a key principle of a sustainable future. Additional information on our expectations relating to environmental protection from our suppliers can be found in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

    Child Labor and Young Workers

    Tesla strictly follows local and national laws restricting the employment of underage workers. Regardless of local laws, no workers at a facility or location that provides materials used in Tesla products may be under the age of 15. Tesla encourages the development of potential future employees using internships or student worker programs. However, these programs should be designed for the benefit and include training of the students. Participants in such programs may not perform work that is likely to endanger their health or safety, including night shifts or overtime. All participants fairly compensated for their work based on local laws.

    Relationship with Communities

    Tesla is dedicated to being a responsible member of the communities in which we live and operate. This goes beyond our ability to create jobs and contribute to local value creation. We expect suppliers to also take every effort to continuously improve the positive aspects and reduce any negative impact of their operations on the local community, including with respect to environmental, social, and other quality of life factors.

    Indigenous Rights

    The mining industry on which Tesla relies to source many raw materials that go into our products has historically had an adverse impact on the rights of indigenous peoples and communities in the areas in which they operate. For all raw material extraction and processing used in Tesla products, we expect our mining industry suppliers to engage with legitimate representatives of indigenous communities and include the right to free and informed consent in their operations.

    Internal Compliance

    All Tesla employees and contractors are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the above policies. Tesla may periodically update these policies to maintain their relevancy to our growing operations and risks identified within our value chain. In addition, Tesla will:

    • train relevant employees regarding conflict minerals, human trafficking, child labor and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within Tesla's value chain;
    • investigate if we have any reasonable basis to believe that a Tesla supplier is engaging in human trafficking, slave, or child labor, or use of conflict minerals; and
    • transition away from purchasing goods or services from any supplier that is believed to be engaging in human trafficking, slave, or child labor, or use of conflict minerals if the supplier does not take corrective actions within a reasonable timeframe.
       

    Supplier Compliance to Policy Expectations

    Tesla follows the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business when identifying risks within our value chain. We require suppliers to cooperate with our efforts and assist in identifying and removing practices within our value chain that are contradictory to our policies. Suppliers are required to provide requested information regarding potential violations of our policies within the value chain. Suppliers should also refer to Tesla’s Supplier Code of Conduct for details on our expectations for management systems and practices we expect our suppliers to maintain. For all applicable Tesla policies and as allowed for by laws within the countries our suppliers operate in, Tesla suppliers must:

    • evaluate their supply chain to address risks related to the Tesla's Human Rights and Responsible Materials Policies, including with respect to conflict minerals, human trafficking, slavery, child labor and environmental impacts, and, upon request, share their findings with Tesla;
    • audit suppliers in their value chain in order to evaluate their compliance with Tesla's Human Rights and Responsible Materials Policies, and, upon request, share the scope and findings of these evaluations with Tesla;
    • certify that their materials incorporated into Tesla products comply with all relevant laws regarding conflict minerals, slavery, child labor and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business and, upon request, provide evidence of the accuracy of this certification; and
    • ensure that all employees, contractors and subcontractors act in accordance Tesla's Human Rights and Responsible Materials Policies, including providing adequate training and taking disciplinary or termination measures when appropriate.


    Last Updated July 2021

     

    Grievance Mechanism

    You may contact Tesla's Board of Directors to provide comments or to report concerns. Please write to:

    Corporate Secretary
    Tesla
    3500 Deer Creek Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    You may submit your concern anonymously or confidentially by postal mail. You may also indicate whether you are a shareholder, customer, supplier, or other interested party.

    You may also provide comments or report concerns by email to: legal@tesla.com.


    Supplier Code of Conduct

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    Last Updated July 2021


    Tesla Business Account Platform Terms of Use

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    Last Updated October 2021


    California Transparency in Supply Chain Act Statement

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    Last Updated June 2021


    UK Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

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    UK Tax Strategy

    Introduction

    In accordance with Paragraph 22(2), Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016, Tesla sets out below its tax strategy for all UK companies within the Tesla group. This strategy applies from the date of publication until it is superseded. Unless otherwise stated, ‘Tesla’ and ‘the Company’ refer to all UK companies within the Tesla group.

    Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Tesla designs, develops, manufactures, leases and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles, solar energy generation systems and energy storage products. The activities of the Tesla UK group companies are limited to performing marketing, sales and distribution functions, including on-the-ground sales efforts. The Tesla UK group companies remain dependent on the overall success of the business at a global level. 

    Approach to risk management and governance in relation to UK taxation

    Tesla is committed to being a responsible taxpayer and to comply with the tax laws and regulations in all the jurisdictions in which the Company operates, including the United Kingdom. The Company has a consistent process in place to identify, manage and mitigate exposure to issues that may have a negative impact on the business. The Company works closely with external advisors to ensure tax risks are adequately managed and that the Company remains up to date with the latest tax changes that may affect the business.

    Tesla is mindful of its reputation in the marketplace and aims to minimize the level of risk in relation to UK taxation. Tesla is not prepared to accept risk levels that expose the Company to reputational risks. However, given the scale of Tesla’s business and the complexity of tax legislation, it is inevitable that tax risks will arise. To ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible, risk management policies and governance arrangements are in place, including controls specifically relating to tax that must be adhered to for all tax types.

    Approach to tax planning and level of risk in relation to UK taxation

    Tesla is not engaged in tax planning other than that which is permitted by law and which is in line with the commercial business and economic activities. The primary tax objective of the Company is to comply with tax filing, tax reporting and tax payment obligations in the UK in order to ensure that the right amount of tax is paid at the right time. In relation to cross-border transactions, Tesla applies the OECD standard and ensures that the transfer pricing policies are in line with the “arm’s length principle”.

    Tesla operates under the principle that tax follows business decisions and consequently commercial needs take precedence over tax planning opportunities. The Company has a low risk appetite in respect of taxation and seeks to minimize the risk of uncertainty or disputes.

    Relationship with HMRC

    Tesla seeks to maintain an open, professional and transparent relationship with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (‘HMRC’). In this respect, Tesla commits to make full and accurate disclosures in tax returns and in correspondence with HMRC. Tesla works constructively and proactively with HMRC and deals with issues in a timely and collaborative manner.

    Published 28 September 2021 as required by Tesla’s financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020.


    Unsupported or Salvaged Vehicle Policy

    An unsupported or salvaged vehicle is a vehicle that has been declared a total loss, commonly after extensive damage caused by a crash, flooding, fire, or similar hazard, and has been (or qualifies to be) registered and/or titled by its owner as a salvaged vehicle or its equivalent pursuant to local jurisdiction or industry practice. Salvage registration/titling typically can never be removed from the vehicle so that all future persons understand the condition and value of the vehicle. Tesla does not warrant the safety or operability of salvaged vehicles. Repairs performed to bring a salvaged vehicle back into service may not meet Tesla standards or specifications and that is why the vehicle is unsupported. Consequently, any failures, damages, or injuries occurring as a result of such repairs or continued operation of an unsupported vehicle are solely the responsibility of the vehicle owner.

    Until Tesla can confirm that the vehicle is in compliance with Tesla’s safety standards and vehicle specifications, Tesla does not perform or support repairs involving the HV (high-voltage) battery systems in the vehicle because of the potential for the salvage vehicle to have sustained damage that:

    • Makes the vehicle unsafe to drive
    • Makes the vehicle unsafe for any repair technicians that might work on the vehicle
    • Might damage Tesla equipment, such as Superchargers


    When a vehicle is classified as a salvaged vehicle:

    • Any Tesla limited warranties and extended service agreements for the vehicle are void.
      NOTE: Repairs due to recalls will be performed unless the safe repair of the vehicle is prevented either by the condition of the vehicle or by vehicle modifications not installed by Tesla. If the Tesla Service Center determines that the vehicle is not safe to repair, the recall-related repair will not be performed until the customer has returned the vehicle to a condition that the Service Center determines is safe to repair.
    • Supercharging is permanently disabled.
    • Parts availability is not affected. Any Unrestricted or Over-the-Counter part may be purchased for a salvage-titled vehicle.
    • A “Salvage-Titled Vehicle HV Safety Inspection” may be performed (at the customer’s expense) on the vehicle to determine if the HV-related components are safe to work on or access.


    For more information about this policy, please contact a Tesla Service Center.


    Vehicle Pricelist

    Download our vehicle pricelist. This pricelist was updated April 2021. Our latest vehicle options and purchase prices are always available in our online configurator. For questions, you can contact us online or through the postal address and phone number below. 

    Tesla Amsterdam Zuid-Oost
    Burgemeester Stramanweg 122
    1101 EN, Amsterdam
    Nederland
    020 365 0008