How Do I Create Additional Trip Meters For My Tesla?

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If you're a Tesla owner looking to enhance your journey tracking capabilities beyond the standard two trip meters (Trip A and Trip B) that come with your vehicle, there's an innovative solution available. The iOS app Extra Trips offers a sophisticated yet user-friendly way to create and manage an unlimited number of trip meters. This guide will walk you through the steps to expand your tracking options using Extra Trips.

What are the limitations of Tesla's built-in trip meters?

Tesla vehicles traditionally come equipped with two trip meters, Trip A and Trip B, which allow drivers to track their mileage for two separate journeys. While useful, these meters can be limiting for drivers who need more detailed tracking or want to manage multiple journeys simultaneously.

What is Extra Trips?

Extra Trips is an iOS app designed to enhance the driving experience for Tesla owners by allowing them to track an unlimited number of trip meters. It connects directly to your Tesla via the Official Tesla API, ensuring a secure and comprehensive way to monitor and document your journeys. This app acts as your personal travel diary, data analyst, and trip planner.

How can I create additional trip meters using Extra Trips?

Creating additional trip meters with Extra Trips is straightforward. Here's how you can do it:

  • Step 1: Download the Extra Trips app from the App Store.

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  • Step 2: Connect the app to your Tesla account by securely signing in and granting the necessary permissions.

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  • Step 3: Select the Tesla vehicle for which you want to create additional trip meters from your list of cars.

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  • Step 4: Press the '+' button in the top right corner of the app interface to create a new trip meter.

What features does Extra Trips offer?

Extra Trips is packed with features to cater to every Tesla driver's needs:

  • Unlimited Trip Meters: Track as many trips as you like, from daily commutes to cross-country adventures.
  • Sub-Trip Segmentation: Allows for detailed tracking and analysis of different segments of your travels.
  • Pause/Resume/Complete Trips: Manage your trips with flexibility; pause and resume as needed, and save your trip data indefinitely.
  • Data Exportation: Export your trip data in formats like JSON or CSV for further analysis or sharing.
  • At-a-Glance Odometer Tracking: Keep a tab on all your Tesla's odometers in one convenient place.

Why should I choose Extra Trips for tracking my Tesla's journeys?

Extra Trips uses the Official Tesla API, which not only enhances security but also ensures that you have complete control over your data. This connection allows for a seamless integration and a reliable tracking experience, making Extra Trips a superior choice for Tesla owners who value data accuracy and security.


For Tesla owners seeking more flexibility and depth in journey tracking, Extra Trips provides a powerful tool to exceed the capabilities of standard trip meters. Whether you're an avid road tripper, a meticulous data enthusiast, or simply someone who enjoys maximizing the potential of your Tesla, Extra Trips is tailored for you.