Why Did Tesla Decide to Stop Delivering Charging Chords with New EVs?

Tesla recently stopped giving EV owners charging chords with their EVs because they deemed that most people don’t use them.
Written by Serena Aburahma
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Jun 11, 2022
When
Jerry
wrote about
Tesla's record-breaking sales
, it didn't include the auto manufacturer selling out two of its mobile chargers. That happened in May 2022 though. 
The
Tesla
accessories store sold out of both mobile chargers when the manufacturer announced it would stop bundling one standard with auto purchase.
Presumably, if you
rent a Tesla from Hertz
, the rental company will provide a mobile charger. If you lose the charger though, you can't stealthily replace it since Tesla ran out.

How do you get the Tesla mobile charger and connector cord now?

After removing the charging cords from the standard items that accompany a Tesla purchase, vehicle owners have no mobile connector option from Tesla currently available since the company's accessories store sold out of both items. 
You can obtain the home wall charger for $400 at the
Tesla
store. It charges faster than the mobile options, up to 44 miles of range per hour faster.

Price drop on mobile Tesla charging cables

Since it stopped including the connectors as a standard feature, Tesla dropped the price of purchasing one from its accessories store from $275 to $200. This may have contributed to the store selling out of the items since nearly everybody loves a sale.
The Tesla website does not state when it plans to replenish the two mobile charging connector cables. For now, Tesla owners can purchase the $400 wall unit or shop at another seller that also offers OEM parts.

OEM from elsewhere: shopping alternatives for Tesla charging cords

The official OEM accessories store ran out, but the rest of the Internet has you covered. Tesla owners can shop on
eBay
to find the chargers ranging in price from $75 to $599. Amazon had only one seller carrying the OEM devices and that seller had three left.
The cables come in handy when traveling in areas sparsely covered by Superchargers, explains
Electrek
. The mobile chargers let the Tesla owner use a standard 120-volt outlet to trickle charge the battery during a lunch stop or overnight at any hotel since the level 1 charger uses the typical outdoor outlet at a motel or hotel to charge.
The charger that hasn't sold out in the Tesla accessory store requires wall installation. It charges the vehicle using a 240-volt outlet. Its installation requires a certified electrician while the connector that previously came with the vehicle required no special installation.

Super low usage was named the reason for the change

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to explain that statistics showed Tesla owners rarely used the at-home charging cables. Until April 2022, Tesla included a NEMA 5-15 adapter and a charging cable so the owner could plug their car into their home's standard outlet, according to
Autoblog
.
"Usage statistics were super low, so [it] seemed wasteful," Musk tweeted.
Most individuals use a Supercharger to recharge their Tesla batteries. In the U.S., Tesla built 986 Supercharger locations to date.
Since its inception, Tesla evolved its charging kit. Originally, the automaker included a level 1 connector (NEMA 5-15 adapter) and a level 2 connector (NEMA 14-50 adapter). Eventually, the company dropped the level 2 charger from its kit. It sells it separately.

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