Last updated 28-Nov-2022
The Tesla vehicle identification number or VIN roughly follows international recognised standards ISO 3779 and ISO 4030 for North America but as most things Tesla. it doesn't quite follow the standards completely.
People have tried to match the vehicle attributes to specific characteristics however we find this can be unreliable as certain characters change depending on others attributes, over time and even country to country. Using our database of car details we have decided to report the range and permutations of cars that have a specific combination of characters to allow the user to decide. We have listed the typical or most common meanings after many of the entries but these do not seem to be universally followed. We've heard (thanks to Gabe) that US 2022 M3 SR+ ship with the LFP battery but are using the letter E which has traditionally been used to signify Lithium Ion batteries.
We have introduced a new flexible data decoder that combines a number of our tools into one place.
Please select one or more characters to filter the results. The more you characters you define, the more relevant the results will become.
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