Earlier this week Drive Tesla was first to report on a subtle, but important change that hinted the Mobile Connector Bundle was no longerb included with new vehicles.
Elon Musk has now confirmed the change on Twitter.
NEWS: Tesla has now officially removed the mobile connector as a standard accessory with every new car purchase.
— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) April 16, 2022
Elon noted that the decision to remove the bundle as a standard accessory was due to usage statistics being super low.
However, he also confirmed that more plug adaptors would be included with the mobile connector kit that is for sale.
Usage statistics were super low, so seemed wasteful. On the (minor) plus side, we will be including more plug adapters with the mobile connector kit.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 16, 2022
However, some disagree with Tesla’s CEO’s take.
Teslascope noted that their data is far different. They show that 61 per cent of charging sessions were with the mobile connector. In contrast, only 32 per cent of users used the wall charger.
Many of the Twitter responses to Tesla‘s move were not positive. While some may not use the charger, Teslascope’s data shows that most users still use it. Plus, if someone is visiting a family or friend, they get use out of the bundle.
We're a bit perplexed by Elon's statement regarding the removal of the Mobile Connector cable with new vehicles.
While our own data is, by far, not as detailed as Tesla's, it shows a different story. 📊
61% of sessions were with the mobile connector.
32% used the wall charger. pic.twitter.com/PoN91RYzsz
— Teslascope (@teslascope) April 16, 2022
Tesla nor Musk did not confirm if those waiting for a car to be delivered will still have the mobile charger included or not.
We have yet to receive a report from a new owner saying their car didn’t include the bundle, but if yours didn’t let us know in the comments below or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.