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Tesla goes full Apple and stops delivering cars with included charging hardware, now sold separately (U)

Tesla changed its long-standing policy to deliver every vehicle with a mobile charging cable and instead, it started selling them separately for $400 for level 2 charging and $275 for level 1.

The move is reminiscent of Apple removing the included USB charging brick with the iPhone.

Update: Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Tesla will reduce the price by $75 of the currently out of stock mobile charger in response to the backlash.

Update 2: According to Tesla’s chat, unless you’ve already taken delivery, Mobile chargers are now no longer included even though they were at time of purchase.

Update 3: Tesla internal communication now says that all deliveries “for the next several weeks” will come with the Mobile Connector included.

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Tesla updates its mobile charger and cuts the price by $100


Tesla has recently been reducing the price of its chargers quite significantly. We reported last month on the automaker offering an updated and cheaper ‘Tesla Wall Connector’ after unveiling its refreshed Model S. Now Tesla updated its ‘Mobile Connector’ and like the Wall Connector, its main update is a significantly cheaper price. Expand