Tesla will no longer include mobile charger with new vehicle: Here’s why

Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla has stopped including a complimentary Mobile Connector Bundle with new vehicle orders. The change was first spotted by Twitter user Tesla_Adri, and soon confirmed by CEO Elon Musk.

Musk said that Tesla believed that the usage amongst owners was too low to justify supplying the cable with every new car delivery. “Usage statistics were super low, so it seemed wasteful. On the (minor) plus side, we will be including more plug adapters with the mobile connector kit,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

Tesla’s Gen 2 Corded Mobile Connector used to come included with every EV bought from the company and allowed users to charge their cars at 2-3 miles of range per hour (about 5km/hr). Instead, Tesla will now sell the Gen 2 Mobile Connector Bundle separately for $275 USD. The Connector will now come with additional plug adapters.

A mobile connector isn’t a necessity, as per company Tesla owners can charge their car from a wall charger installed at their home or at a charging station. Musk said customers should install a $600 CAD Wall Connector before their new Tesla arrives, but this option includes extra electrician costs for the installation.

Tesla recently said that it delivered over one million cars – 1.06 million to be precise – between April 2021 to March 2022, including 310,048 cars that were delivered in the first quarter of 2022. In total, the company delivered a total of 24,964 Tesla Model S and Tesla Model Y cars in 2021. In addition to that, it delivered 14,724 Model S and Model X cars in the first quarter of 2022. Similarly, the company delivered a total of 911,208 Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y cars in 2021 plus an added 295,324 cars in the first quarter of 2022.

Tesla managed to achieve the feature despite the global logistics issues and chip shortage that have plagued the auto industry. Yet, data compiled by FactSet indicates that the figures fell short of analysts’ expectations that expected the company to ship around 317,000 cars in the first quarter of 2022 instead of the 310,048 mark that the company has achieved.

Faqs

Yes. An adapter for a 110 volt outlet (NEMA 5-15) is included as standard equipment with all new Tesla cars. This provides approximately two to four miles of range per hour of charge depending on the car. For the best home charging experience, we recommend installing a Wall Connector.

The manual suggests just keeping it plugged in and charged to a “not high end” rate. Mutant said: Keep it plugged in all the time. Generally NEMA 14-50 outlets are not designed for frequent plug insertion and can wear out (too loose to properly hold plug) after as little as 100 insertions (especially cheaper outlets).08-Jun-2021

Yes, you can leave your Tesla plugged in overnight. The car will automatically go into “Sleep Mode” after a certain amount of time has passed and will not drain the battery. Also, it will not use any electricity while it’s in sleep mode. The car will stop charging when it reaches 100% and will not overcharge.

The short answer to the question is no. In general, you should not charge your electric car every night. It isn’t necessary in most cases. The practice of charging an electric vehicle every night can shorten the lifespan of the car’s battery pack.06-May-2021

Long-term, this reduces the battery’s longevity, and Tesla cars actually charge up to 90% by default. But if you’re pressed for range, should you change this and charge up to 100%? Well, unless you absolutely must squeeze every bit of range out of your battery, the answer is still no.17-Apr-2019

Repeated full charges can negatively impact li-ion battery cells, which is why Tesla recommends to only daily charge to 90% capacity and to charge to 100% only when needed for long trips.01-Sept-2017

Conclusion

Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla has stopped including a complimentary Mobile Connector Bundle with new vehicle orders. The change was first spotted by Twitter user Tesla_Adri, and soon confirmed by CEO Elon Musk. Musk said that Tesla believed that the usage amongst owners was too low to justify supplying the