Tesla withdraws charging cables for its cars

Mobile chargers will no longer be included as standard when purchasing a Tesla vehicle, Elon Musk announced on Twitter.

Considered underused, Tesla decided to remove the presence, by default, of its mobile connectors in its vehicles in the United States. It was Tesla CEO Elon Musk who confirmed it on Twitter (of which he is also the majority shareholder) after being challenged by a user. This measure is effective, for the time being, than in the US market. For him : “The usage statistics are very low. On the bright side, we’ll be including more adapters with the Mobile Connector Kit. »

A cable not always necessary to recharge

The Mobile Connector is not not indispensable to can Tesla vehicle wire charger. The use of a public charging station or of a Compressor of the brand does not require an additional charging cable, which could confirm that they are not often used. They are, however, useful for charge your car on a mural price we domestic.

The Tesla Mobile Connector available from an additional $200

The “good” news is that the most accessible mobile connector will lower its price. Previously displayed at $275, its new price is $200 (about 184 euros). This is Gen 2. The most expensive costs up to $400 (around €369). Elon Musk assures that it is very easy to order them at the same time as a vehicle. Again, this measure is valid only in the United States at this time.

Is the semiconductor crisis also in the game?

If the main argument put forward by Elon Musk is the low use of these mobile connectors, another phenomenon could explain this decision. The semiconductor crisis which affects many areas, including automotive, could also explain why these charging cables are no longer standard, simply because the parts used to manufacture them are not available.

A fact that could also explain the brand’s strategy. She wants offering more adapters so that its customers can use competing charging cables. A very plausible theory. Some users have complained that mobile connectors were out of stock. They are currently in France.

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