Tesla launches CCS adapter retrofit for Model S/X, pushes back availability for Model 3/Y to mid-2023 [Update]

Tesla has finally released pricing for their long-awaited CCS adapter retrofit, more than five months after the upgrade was first announced. The pricing has been released as the retrofit is now available for Model S/X owners, however the availability of the retrofit has been pushed back for Model 3/Y owners by several months.

In September last year Tesla released their CCS adapter in North America, opening up third-party CCS charging networks to Tesla owners. The adapter could only be purchased by owners of cars that had CCS charging enabled however, which was generally those built during or after 2021, with some exceptions due to supply chain challenges faced by Tesla.

A retrofit option to add CCS compatibility was announced at the same time, but it wasn’t scheduled to arrive until early 2023, and no details on pricing were revealed.

Tesla has now released the retrofit pricing all models, although Model S/X owners are the only ones can purchase the retrofit for now. According to an update to the CCS Adapter product page the retrofit will cost $615 in Canada or $450 in the US. This includes the price of the adapter itself, which is now priced at $240 CAD or $175 USD after a recent price drop. There is no mention on the page if a discount will be offered if you already have a Tesla CCS adapter.

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While we finally have the price, the release date for the CCS adapter retrofit has unfortunately been pushed back for Model 3/Y. Until today the upgrade was said to be coming in “early 2023,” but according to the new product description it will now be released in “mid-2023.” The option to select the retrofit through the mobile app is also no longer available.

“Note: For Model 3 and Model Y vehicles requiring a retrofit, please check back in mid-2023 for availability,” Tesla says.

Are you going to purchase the CCS adapter retrofit for $615 in Canada or $450 in the US? Let us know in the comments below.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated the price did not include an adapter. This has been updated. We have also updated the article to reflect that S/X owners can now schedule a retrofit appointment. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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