Tesla has carefully hidden an extensive ‘Back to the Future’ Easter egg in its mobile app software and it was discovered this week.
Over the years, Tesla has released many different Easter eggs.
Sometimes they are Christmas themed Easter eggs before the holidays like the car renders turning into Santa’s sleigh or a synchronized light show with Falcon Wing doors on the Model X.
But those are located in an “Easter egg drawer” easily accessible from the vehicle, which is contrary to the usually hidden nature of Easter eggs.
Now Tesla has produced an actual hidden Easter egg and it was randomly found by Model X owner u/jorobsand on Reddit this week.
When your Tesla is at 121 miles of range, you can click on the battery inside the Tesla app and it will launch the Easter egg:
There are so many different references to Back to the Future in this Easter Egg that I don’t even think I can list them all.
The 121 miles changes to 1.21 GW – the power that Doc Brown needs to send his DeLorean back into time.
Your charging screen changes to ‘Fuel Chamber’.
The location of your vehicle is also changed to 1600 S Azusa Ave Rowland Heights, which was an important filming location for the film.
It also schedules a service appointment for you on November 5, 1955 – the day Doc Brown hit his head and discovered the flux capacitor and the day Marty initially went back to.
Here’s another image after clicking on ‘OK’ for the ‘Time Circuit Off’ warning (picture via greggsymington):
On this image, we can also see that the badge of the vehicle was changed to P88D – likely a reference to the 88 mph that the DeLorean needs to hit to activate the flux capacitor.
Speaking of the DeLorean, Tesla even changes the VIN of the vehicle to an old DeLorean VIN (RIP).
Also, the app changes to a Model X regardless of what vehicle you have (Model S or Model 3), which is also likely a reference to the DeLorean because of the Model X’s Falcon Wing doors, which are shown opened in the app, resembling the DeLorean’s gull-wing doors.
Finally, the software version of the vehicle is changed to 1985, which is the year the first film came out.
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