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HomeAssistant Integration

Whilst HomeAssistant provides an official component for Tesla vehicles, the component has not been updated recently, and does not have the sophistication of TeslaMate's polling mechanism, resulting in the component's default values keeping the vehicle awake and draining the battery.

The ultimate goal of this guide is to consume as much of the TeslaMate polling data as possible to replace the majority of the official Tesla component's polling functionality.

If your intention is to only use read-only sensor values, those provided by TeslaMate via MQTT are sufficient, and you do not need to utilise the official Tesla component. If however you would like to be able to write values to the Tesla API (Lock/Unlock Doors or automate Climate), there is a solution which involves configuring an extremely high polling interval for the Tesla component and using automation to populate the values from the TeslaMate MQTT parameters.

Screenshots

HASS Screenshot

Current Status

  • Sensors: All sensors exposed by the Tesla component are available
  • Locks: Not implemented
  • Climate: Not implemented

Configuration

automation.yaml

The following provides an automation to update the location of the device_tracker.tesla_location tracker when new lat/lon values are published to MQTT. You can use this to:

  • Plot the location of your Tesla on a map (see the ui-lovelace.yaml file for an example of this)
  • Calculate the proximity of your Tesla to another location such as home (see configuration.yaml, below)
automation.yaml
- alias: Update Tesla location as MQTT location updates
initial_state: on
trigger:
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/latitude
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/longitude
action:
- service: device_tracker.see
data_template:
dev_id: tesla_location
gps:
[
"{{ states.sensor.tesla_latitude.state }}",
"{{ states.sensor.tesla_longitude.state }}",
]

configuration.yaml

Proximity sensors allow us to calculate the proximity of the Tesla device_tracker to defined zones. This can be useful for:

  • Automatic Garage Door opening when you arrive home
  • Notifications when the vehicle is arriving
configuration.yaml
automation: !include automation.yaml

proximity:
home_tesla:
zone: home
devices:
- device_tracker.tesla_location
tolerance: 10
unit_of_measurement: km

tesla:
username: !secret tesla_username
password: !secret tesla_password
scan_interval: 3600

mqtt:
sensor: !include mqtt_sensor.yaml
binary_sensor: !include mqtt_binary_sensor.yaml
sensor: !include sensor.yaml
binary_sensor: !include binary_sensor.yaml

known_devices.yaml (define a tracker for Tesla)

This is required for the automation above (in the automation.yaml section). It defines the device_tracker object that we use to represent the location of your Tesla vehicle.

known_devices.yaml
tesla_location:
hide_if_away: false
icon: mdi:car
mac:
name: Tesla
picture:
track: true

mqtt_sensor.yaml (mqtt: sensor: section of configuration.yaml)

mqtt_sensor.yaml
 - name: tesla_display_name
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/display_name"
icon: mdi:car

- name: tesla_state
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/state"
icon: mdi:car-connected

- name: tesla_since
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/since"
device_class: timestamp
icon: mdi:clock-outline

- name: tesla_version
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/version"
icon: mdi:alphabetical

- name: tesla_update_version
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/update_version"
icon: mdi:alphabetical

- name: tesla_model
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/model"

- name: tesla_trim_badging
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/trim_badging"
icon: mdi:shield-star-outline

- name: tesla_exterior_color
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/exterior_color"
icon: mdi:palette

- name: tesla_wheel_type
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/wheel_type"

- name: tesla_spoiler_type
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/spoiler_type"
icon: mdi:car-sports

- name: tesla_geofence
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/geofence"
icon: mdi:earth

- name: tesla_latitude
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/latitude"
unit_of_measurement: °
icon: mdi:crosshairs-gps

- name: tesla_longitude
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/longitude"
unit_of_measurement: °
icon: mdi:crosshairs-gps

- name: tesla_shift_state
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/shift_state"
icon: mdi:car-shift-pattern

- name: tesla_power
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/power"
device_class: power
unit_of_measurement: W
icon: mdi:flash

- name: tesla_speed
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/speed"
unit_of_measurement: "km/h"
icon: mdi:speedometer

- name: tesla_heading
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/heading"
unit_of_measurement: °
icon: mdi:compass

- name: tesla_elevation
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/elevation"
unit_of_measurement: m
icon: mdi:image-filter-hdr

- name: tesla_inside_temp
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/inside_temp"
device_class: temperature
unit_of_measurement: °C
icon: mdi:thermometer-lines

- name: tesla_outside_temp
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/outside_temp"
device_class: temperature
unit_of_measurement: °C
icon: mdi:thermometer-lines

- name: tesla_odometer
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/odometer"
unit_of_measurement: km
icon: mdi:counter

- name: tesla_est_battery_range_km
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/est_battery_range_km"
unit_of_measurement: km
icon: mdi:gauge

- name: tesla_rated_battery_range_km
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/rated_battery_range_km"
unit_of_measurement: km
icon: mdi:gauge

- name: tesla_ideal_battery_range_km
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/ideal_battery_range_km"
unit_of_measurement: km
icon: mdi:gauge

- name: tesla_battery_level
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/battery_level"
device_class: battery
unit_of_measurement: "%"
icon: mdi:battery-80

- name: tesla_usable_battery_level
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/usable_battery_level"
unit_of_measurement: "%"
icon: mdi:battery-80

- name: tesla_charge_energy_added
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/charge_energy_added"
device_class: energy
unit_of_measurement: kWh
icon: mdi:battery-charging

- name: tesla_charge_limit_soc
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/charge_limit_soc"
unit_of_measurement: "%"
icon: mdi:battery-charging-100

- name: tesla_charger_actual_current
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/charger_actual_current"
device_class: current
unit_of_measurement: A
icon: mdi:lightning-bolt

- name: tesla_charger_phases
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/charger_phases"
icon: mdi:sine-wave

- name: tesla_charger_power
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/charger_power"
device_class: power
unit_of_measurement: kW
icon: mdi:lightning-bolt

- name: tesla_charger_voltage
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/charger_voltage"
device_class: voltage
unit_of_measurement: V
icon: mdi:lightning-bolt

- name: tesla_scheduled_charging_start_time
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/scheduled_charging_start_time"
device_class: timestamp
icon: mdi:clock-outline

- name: tesla_time_to_full_charge
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/time_to_full_charge"
unit_of_measurement: h
icon: mdi:clock-outline

mqtt_binary_sensor.yaml (mqtt: binary_sensor: section of configuration.yaml)

mqtt_binary_sensor.yaml
 - name: tesla_healthy
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/healthy"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:heart-pulse

- name: tesla_update_available
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/update_available"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:alarm

- name: tesla_locked
device_class: lock
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/locked"
payload_on: "false"
payload_off: "true"

- name: tesla_sentry_mode
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/sentry_mode"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:cctv

- name: tesla_windows_open
device_class: window
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/windows_open"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:car-door

- name: tesla_doors_open
device_class: door
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/doors_open"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:car-door

- name: tesla_trunk_open
device_class: opening
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/trunk_open"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:car-side

- name: tesla_frunk_open
device_class: opening
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/frunk_open"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:car-side

- name: tesla_is_user_present
device_class: presence
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/is_user_present"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:human-greeting

- name: tesla_is_climate_on
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/is_climate_on"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:fan

- name: tesla_is_preconditioning
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/is_preconditioning"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:fan

- name: tesla_plugged_in
device_class: plug
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/plugged_in"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:ev-station

- name: tesla_charge_port_door_open
device_class: opening
state_topic: "teslamate/cars/1/charge_port_door_open"
payload_on: "true"
payload_off: "false"
icon: mdi:ev-plug-tesla

sensor.yaml (sensor: section of configuration.yaml)

sensor.yaml
 - platform: template
sensors:
tesla_est_battery_range_mi:
friendly_name: Estimated Range (mi)
unit_of_measurement: mi
icon_template: mdi:gauge
value_template: >
{{ (states('sensor.tesla_est_battery_range_km') | float / 1.609344) | round(2) }}

tesla_rated_battery_range_mi:
friendly_name: Rated Range (mi)
unit_of_measurement: mi
icon_template: mdi:gauge
value_template: >
{{ (states('sensor.tesla_rated_battery_range_km') | float / 1.609344) | round(2) }}

tesla_ideal_battery_range_mi:
friendly_name: Ideal Range (mi)
unit_of_measurement: mi
icon_template: mdi:gauge
value_template: >
{{ (states('sensor.tesla_ideal_battery_range_km') | float / 1.609344) | round(2) }}

tesla_odometer_mi:
friendly_name: Odometer (mi)
unit_of_measurement: mi
icon_template: mdi:counter
value_template: >
{{ (states('sensor.tesla_odometer') | float / 1.609344) | round(2) }}

tesla_speed_mph:
friendly_name: Speed (MPH)
unit_of_measurement: mph
icon_template: mdi:speedometer
value_template: >
{{ (states('sensor.tesla_speed') | float / 1.609344) | round(2) }}

tesla_elevation_ft:
friendly_name: Elevation (ft)
unit_of_measurement: ft
icon_template: mdi:image-filter-hdr
value_template: >
{{ (states('sensor.tesla_elevation') | float * 3.2808 ) | round(2) }}

binary_sensor.yaml (binary_sensor: section of configuration.yaml)

binary_sensor.yaml
 - platform: template
sensors:
tesla_park_brake:
friendly_name: Parking Brake
icon_template: mdi:car-brake-parking
value_template: >-
{% if is_state('sensor.tesla_shift_state', 'P') %}
ON
{% else %}
OFF
{% endif %}

ui-lovelace.yaml

The below is the Lovelace UI configuration used to make the example screenshot above. You will obviously want to configure this to your liking, however the example contains all of the sensors and values presented via MQTT and could be used as the basis of UI configuration.

ui-lovelace.yaml
views:
- path: car
title: Car
badges: []
icon: mdi:car-connected
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
cards:
- type: glance
entities:
- entity: sensor.tesla_battery_level
name: Battery Level
- entity: sensor.tesla_state
name: Car State
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_plugged_in
name: Plugged In
- type: glance
entities:
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_park_brake
name: Park Brake
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_sentry_mode
name: Sentry Mode
- entity: sensor.tesla_speed
name: Speed
- type: glance
entities:
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_healthy
name: Car Health
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_windows_open
name: Window Status
- type: horizontal-stack
cards:
- type: button
entity: binary_sensor.tesla_locked
name: Charger Door
show_state: true
state:
- value: locked
icon: mdi:lock
color: green
tap_action:
action: call-service
service: lock.unlock
service_data:
entity_id: lock.tesla_model_3_charger_door_lock
- value: unlocked
icon: mdi:lock-open
color: red
tap_action:
action: call-service
service: lock.lock
service_data:
entity_id: lock.tesla_model_3_charger_door_lock
- type: button
entity: lock.tesla_door_lock
name: Car Door
show_state: true
state:
- value: locked
icon: mdi:lock
color: green
tap_action:
action: call-service
service: lock.unlock
service_data:
entity_id: lock.tesla_model_3_door_lock
- value: unlocked
icon: mdi:lock-open
color: red
tap_action:
action: call-service
service: lock.lock
service_data:
entity_id: lock.tesla_model_3_door_lock
- type: vertical-stack
cards:
- type: map
dark_mode: true
default_zoom: 12
entities:
- device_tracker.tesla_location
- type: thermostat
entity: climate.tesla_model_3_hvac_climate_system
- type: entities
entities:
- entity: sensor.tesla_display_name
name: Name
- entity: sensor.tesla_state
name: Status
- entity: sensor.tesla_since
name: Last Status Change
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_healthy
name: Logger Healthy
- entity: sensor.tesla_version
name: Software Version
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_update_available
name: Available Update Status
- entity: sensor.tesla_update_version
name: Available Update Version
- entity: sensor.tesla_model
name: Tesla Model
- entity: sensor.tesla_trim_badging
name: Trim Badge
- entity: sensor.tesla_exterior_color
name: Exterior Color
- entity: sensor.tesla_wheel_type
name: Wheel Type
- entity: sensor.tesla_spoiler_type
name: Spoiler Type
- entity: sensor.tesla_geofence
name: Geo-fence Name
- entity: proximity.home_tesla
name: Distance to Home
- entity: sensor.tesla_latitude
name: Latitude
- entity: sensor.tesla_longitude
name: Longitude
- entity: sensor.tesla_shift_state
name: Shifter State
- entity: sensor.tesla_speed
name: Speed
- entity: sensor.tesla_speed_mph
name: Speed (MPH)
- entity: sensor.tesla_heading
name: Heading
- entity: sensor.tesla_elevation
name: Elevation (m)
- entity: sensor.tesla_elevation_ft
name: Elevation (ft)
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_locked
name: Locked
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_sentry_mode
name: Sentry Mode Enabled
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_windows_open
name: Windows Open
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_doors_open
name: Doors Open
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_trunk_open
name: Trunk Open
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_frunk_open
name: Frunk Open
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_is_user_present
name: User Present
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_is_climate_on
name: Climate On
- entity: sensor.tesla_inside_temp
name: Inside Temperature
- entity: sensor.tesla_outside_temp
name: Outside Temperature
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_is_preconditioning
name: Preconditioning
- entity: sensor.tesla_odometer
name: Odometer
- entity: sensor.tesla_odometer_mi
name: Odometer (miles)
- entity: sensor.tesla_est_battery_range_km
name: Battery Range (km)
- entity: sensor.tesla_est_battery_range_mi
name: Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- entity: sensor.tesla_rated_battery_range_km
name: Rated Battery Range (km)
- entity: sensor.tesla_rated_battery_range_mi
name: Rated Battery Range (mi)
- entity: sensor.tesla_ideal_battery_range_km
name: Ideal Battery Range (km)
- entity: sensor.tesla_ideal_battery_range_mi
name: Ideal Battery Range (mi)
- entity: sensor.tesla_battery_level
name: Battery Level
- entity: sensor.tesla_usable_battery_level
name: Usable Battery Level
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_plugged_in
name: Plugged In
- entity: sensor.tesla_charge_energy_added
name: Charge Energy Added
- entity: sensor.tesla_charge_limit_soc
name: Charge Limit
- entity: binary_sensor.tesla_charge_port_door_open
name: Charge Port Door Open
- entity: sensor.tesla_charger_actual_current
name: Charger Current
- entity: sensor.tesla_charger_phases
name: Charger Phases
- entity: sensor.tesla_charger_power
name: Charger Power
- entity: sensor.tesla_charger_voltage
name: Charger Voltage
- entity: sensor.tesla_scheduled_charging_start_time
name: Scheduled Charging Start Time
- entity: sensor.tesla_time_to_full_charge
name: Time To Full Charge

Useful Automations

The below automations leverage TeslaMate MQTT topics to provide some useful automations

Garage Door Automation based on Tesla location

This automation triggers when the Tesla transitions from not_home to home. This means that the vehicle would have had to have been outside of the home zone previously, and returned home. You may want to add conditions here to improve accuracy, such as time of day.

automation.yaml
- alias: Open garage if car returns home
initial_state: on
trigger:
- platform: state
entity_id: device_tracker.tesla_location
from: "not_home"
to: "home"
action:
- service: switch.turn_on
entity_id: switch.garage_door_switch

Notification for Doors and Windows left open

The following set of automations and scripts will detect when a Tesla door, frunk, trunk or window is left open. The script will notify you after the defined time period (by default, 5 minutes). If you would like to customize how the notification is performed, you can edit the notify_tesla_open script which is called by all of the four notifications.

By default, the script will repeatedly notify every 5 minutes. Remove the recursive script.turn_on sequence in the notify_tesla_open script if you'd only like to be informed once.

We add the random 30 second interval after each notification to avoid clobbering the notification script when we have multiple things open at once. For example, opening the door will open the door and the window. If we don't delay the calls, we will only get a message about the window (as it is the last call to the script) and if we then close the window, we won't get notifications about other things left open. This results in more notifications but less chance on missing out on knowing something was left open.

automation.yaml

automation.yaml
- alias: Set timer if teslamate reports something is open to alert us
initial_state: on
trigger:
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/windows_open
payload: "true"
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/doors_open
payload: "true"
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/trunk_open
payload: "true"
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/frunk_open
payload: "true"
action:
- service: script.turn_on
data_template:
entity_id: script.notify_tesla_{{trigger.topic.split('/')[3]}}

- alias: Cancel notification if said door/window is closed
initial_state: on
trigger:
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/windows_open
payload: "false"
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/doors_open
payload: "false"
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/trunk_open
payload: "false"
- platform: mqtt
topic: teslamate/cars/1/frunk_open
payload: "false"
action:
- service: script.turn_off
data_template:
entity_id: script.notify_tesla_{{trigger.topic.split('/')[3]}}

script.yaml

script.yaml
notify_tesla_open:
alias: "Notify when something on the tesla is left open"
sequence:
- service: notify.notify_group
data_template:
title: "Tesla Notification"
message: "You have left the {{ whatsopen }} open on the Tesla!"
- service: script.turn_on
data_template:
entity_id: script.notify_tesla_{{ whatsopen }}_open

notify_tesla_doors_open:
sequence:
- delay:
minutes: 5
- delay:
seconds: "{{ range(0, 30)|random|int }}"
- service: script.turn_on
entity_id: script.notify_tesla_open
data:
variables:
whatsopen: "doors"

notify_tesla_frunk_open:
sequence:
- delay:
minutes: 5
- delay:
seconds: "{{ range(0, 30)|random|int }}"
- service: script.turn_on
entity_id: script.notify_tesla_open
data:
variables:
whatsopen: "frunk"

notify_tesla_trunk_open:
sequence:
- delay:
minutes: 5
- delay:
seconds: "{{ range(0, 30)|random|int }}"
- service: script.turn_on
entity_id: script.notify_tesla_open
data:
variables:
whatsopen: "trunk"

notify_tesla_windows_open:
sequence:
- delay:
minutes: 5
- delay:
seconds: "{{ range(0, 30)|random|int }}"
- service: script.turn_on
entity_id: script.notify_tesla_open
data:
variables:
whatsopen: "windows"

- id: plugin-tesla-notify
alias: Notify if Tesla not plugged in at night
trigger:
- platform: time
at: '19:30:00'
condition: and
conditions:
- condition: state
entity_id: sensor.tesla_plugged_in
state: 'false'
action:
- service: notify.mobile_app_pixel_6_pro
data:
title: 🔌 Plug in your car 🚙
message: 'Tesla: {{states(''sensor.tesla_battery_level'')}}% - {{states(''sensor.tesla_ideal_range'')|round(0)}}
km'
initial_state: true
mode: single