Tesla Model Three automobiles produced at its Fremont, Calif. manufacturing facility will reportedly come commonplace with a wi-fi charging pad and USB-C ports, upgrades that had been first noticed by Drive Tesla Canada.
Electrek additionally reported on the modifications.
The upgrades now put U.S.-made Model 3s on par with the identical automobiles made at Tesla’s manufacturing facility in China.
The wi-fi telephone charger and USB-C ports first appeared within the newer Model Y, which prospects started to obtain in March. Tesla has since taken steps to carry a few of these new Model Y options into the older Model 3. The upgrades initially confirmed up in automobiles assembled in China. Drive Tesla Canada mentioned the upgrades grew to become commonplace in Model Three automobiles assembled after June 4.
Tesla nonetheless gives a $125 improve (seen under) for individuals who personal pre-June 4 2020 Model Three automobiles. Aftermarket firm Jeda Products additionally sells a Qi wi-fi telephone charger for about $99.
The upgrades are doubtless a part of Tesla’s purpose to make its automotive meeting extra environment friendly in addition to make its automobiles extra enticing to potential prospects who’ve slowed purchases throughout COVID-19 pandemic.
Tesla delivered 88,400 automobiles within the first quarter, beating most analysts expectations regardless of a 21% lower from the earlier quarter because the COVID-19 pandemic put downward stress on demand and created logistical challenges. Tesla produced 103,000 electrical automobiles within the first quarter, about 2% decrease than the earlier interval.
COVID-19 disrupted the provision chain and international gross sales in China and Europe within the first quarter, which ended March 31. The pandemic unfold its financial gloom to the U.S. in the direction of the top of the primary quarter, after which dug in its heels within the second interval. Tesla usually reviews quarter manufacturing and supply figures just a few days after the top of the quarter. The second quarter ends June 30.