On Friday Tesla China teased a new product unveiling set for April 3 with a mysterious ‘Cybervault’ post on social media showing something covered in a black cloth. On Saturday that cloth was removed, but there are still more questions than answers about what was revealed underneath.
Through another post on the company’s official Weibo account, Tesla revealed a Cybertruck design inspired product with the caption “Tesla charging new products launched. Countdown 2 days.” (translated from Chinese)
Given the caption that it is a Tesla Charging product, the natural assumption was that it is a new Wall Connector. While this appears to be the case, there also appears to be more to it than just that as a leaked image of the product shared by a user on Weibo shows it is significantly larger than the traditional Wall Connector.
Aside from the fact it doesn’t have the Tesla logo on it like it does in the promotional image, this appears to be the genuine product. But given its sheer size it must be something more than just an EV charger, and Tesla fans are speculating as to what it could be.
One of the options being thrown around is that it is a both a Powerwall and an EV charger. This would make considering the reference to a vault, however going by the size of the charger handle, the unit is much smaller than the Powerwall units currently available for purchase.
Another theory is that this charger has vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities to go along with the Cybertruck, however Tesla recently said that bi-directional charging capability wouldn’t be coming to their vehicles until around 2025.
The odd thing about this Cybertruck-inspired product is that the announcement is going to be made be Tesla China, a market which is not going to be receiving the Cybertruck for several more years (if ever). If this product is specifically for the Cybertruck then it would make more sense for Tesla to announce it in North America, so this is more likely to be something for all Tesla vehicles, and not just the Cybertruck.
Fortunately we won’t have to wait long to fund out what it is. Tesla China says they will fully unveil the product on Monday, April 3.
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