Tesla New Policy: New Cars Will No Longer Provide Charging Cables

Tesla has recently introduced a new policy, and this time the change is related to charging cables. Presumably influenced by cell phone manufacturers, Tesla will no longer provide charging cable configuration services for each car sold in the future, instead users will need to purchase this type of product separately. Tesla currently sells two types of charging cables, which are Level 2 charging cable, priced at $400, and Level 1 charging cable, priced at $275.

Tesla charging cable

In fact, this is not the first time Tesla has reworked the charging cable rules. In the early days, a charging cable with a NEMA 14-50 (Level 2) connector and a NEMA 5-15 adapter common receptacle (Level 1) connector was provided with the vehicle after the user purchased it. This service has since been modified so that the NEMA 14-50 connector is no longer provided, but only the NEMA 5-15 adapter common receptacle, and the customer will need to purchase their own NEMA 14-50 connector.

Although, the power of the NEMA 5-15 adapter ordinary socket is only 1.3 kW, less efficient and more suitable for charging at night, but at the same time Tesla is also implementing its own level 2 charging station to give users a more efficient choice, the charging cable is a bit of a chicken.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that cable usage is currently too low for Tesla owners: "The usage statistics are super low, so it seems wasteful. On the (small) favorable side, we're going to offer more plug adapters in the mobile connector kit."

But for users this is not a pleasant change, as far as user response, unlike cell phones, after years of switching, charging cables and charging heads have been overstocked at home, but car-related cables are only available when you buy a car, especially for people who are new to electric cars, they have to go buy charging-related equipment separately, not to mention that both cables are currently shown on the website as "This makes people hesitant to buy a car.

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John Murphy is the founder of TOPCARS Tesla Aftermarket Accessories, as well as an investor in Tesla and owner of the Model Y. He posts about Tesla news while running the site on a daily basis.

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