Tesla reportedly adding USB-C ports and wireless phone charging to US-made Model 3 vehicles
Published on: 2020-06-14 19:49:28 | Category: Vehicle | By: admin
Tesla began adding a wireless phone charger and USB-C ports to Model 3 vehicles built at its factory in Fremont , California, Elektrek reported. The features were already available in Tesla's Model Y, as first reported by Drive Tesla Canada, and the carmaker started adding them to its Chinese-made Model 3 vehicles last month.
The Model Y, which Tesla started delivering to US customers in March, comes standard with the Qi wireless phone charger, but as an aftermarket add-on, according to Elektrek, it has only been available to Model 3 vehicles so far.
Last month, Tesla lowered the prices of their Model 3, Model S and Model X in North America, as well as the prices of the Model S and Model X cars sold in China. The Model 3 vehicles, made in China, did not see a price cut. The price cuts have been an attempt reportedly to help boost sales. The price cuts have been an attempt reportedly to help boost sales. Many manufacturers in the first quarter saw a decrease in demand for cars because people were homebound because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tesla's Fremont plant has been the subject of some controversy in the past few weeks; since shutting March 23rd as part of a closure order in Alameda County, the company started manufacturing vehicles again about a month ago even though it clashed with city authorities about how it should restart production. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, threatened to relocate operations from California and filed a lawsuit over the stay at home.