What Size Are The Touchscreens In Tesla’s Cars?
If you’ve ever been in a Tesla, you likely already know that each of them has at least one touchscreen, used for vehicle functionality, navigation and much more. But how do the screens in the Tesla Model S, 3, X and Y compare, and how many screens are included in each of the electric vehicles?
Above: A Tesla Model 3 interior and touchscreen (Image: Casey Murphy / EVANNEX).
Tesla’s EVs all have slightly different touchscreen sizes and aspect ratios, as pointed out in a recent story from Not a Tesla App. In addition to the four vehicles Tesla currently sells, the upcoming Cybertruck is expected to include a particularly large display. Even beyond Tesla, the touchscreen has become ubiquitous in the EV market with its minimal aesthetic and simple functionality.
According to Not a Tesla App, The Tesla Cybertruck is expected to include the largest touchscreen, measuring 18.5 inches and not including an instrument cluster. The next largest front touchscreen comes in both the Model S and X, with each including a 17-inch screen. Finally, the Model 3 and Y have the smallest touchscreens at just 15 inches. While it’s not a passenger EV, the Tesla Semi also includes two 15.4-inch touchscreens, located on either side of the steering wheel.
It’s worth noting that Model S and X vehicles from 2020 and before include vertically-oriented screens, as opposed to the horizontal screens found today in all of Tesla’s vehicles. These screens also measure 17 inches. Along with varying in size, some of Tesla’s newest premium models include an additional display for rear passengers, measuring roughly 8 inches.
While the Tesla Model 3 and Y both include just one screen in the front, Model S and X vehicles from 2021 and later have smaller screens located behind the center console. The Cybertruck is also expected to have a second screen in the back row. The Model S and X also include another small display behind the steering wheel or yoke, which includes the instrument cluster. This display includes vehicle information including the speed, range, charging status and visual indicators for the EV.
The 17-inch displays in Tesla’s vehicles have a 16:9.5 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2200 by 1300 pixels. The 15.4-inch screens included in the Model 3 and Y feature a 16:9 aspect ratio, with a resolution of 1920 by 1200. The base-level sedan and SUV also forego the instrument cluster screens included in the Model S and X.
===Source: Not a Tesla App