If you’re considering buying a Tesla electric car, you may be concerned about the lack of charging equipment included with your vehicle. Now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has officially confirmed that Tesla won’t be providing Charging Equipment with its Tesla vehicles any more. This decision may be related to the recent announcement that Tesla is no longer including charging equipment with new vehicles.
While the company said that the numbers were super low and the extra equipment was a waste of money, it’s unlikely that this decision will have a negative impact on new owners.
The change was made after Tesla received a lot of pushback from electric vehicle owners. While Tesla used to include a mobile charging cable with its vehicles, it now sells it separately for $400 or $275.
Usage statistics were super low, so seemed wasteful. On the (minor) plus side, we will be including more plug adapters with the mobile connector kit.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 16, 2022
This change has a similar effect to Apple’s decision to drop the mobile connector from iPhones. Musk has said that the mobile charger kit is “wasteful” and that Tesla will instead include more plug adapters with its wall connectors and charging stations.
In addition to Tesla, Kia also no longer includes charging equipment with its vehicles. In North America, this change may be due to the recent launch of the Kia EV6.
The first EV to sell without charging equipment was the Kia EV6, which is still the only EV to come without this equipment. In addition to this, Tesla has also been the frontrunner when it comes to providing portable charging gear.