Tesla’s latest move raises eyebrows to stop with mobile chargers as standard equipment, but Tesla isn’t the automaker to do so recently.
Tesla has removed the mobile charger, a cable with a NEMA 14-50 plug that allows cars to charge directly from those outlets, in late April. Explaining the decision, CEO Elon Musk claimed on Twitter that the automaker had “usage statistics” which showed that hardware usage was “extremely low”. From now on it will be an additional cost item.
But Kia has decided to make its 120-volt Level 1 AC mobile charger optional for the EV6. According to a recent Reddit post, users have reported that no charging is included with the car.
2022 Kia EV6
Tesla and Kia are the top two brands for EV sales over the last few months. And Tesla recently topped a study for the home charging experience. To soften the push to turn off the standard mobile charger, it has also reduced the cost of both the mobile charger and its wall connector, Electric Note that the price of mobile charger is now $ 200, and the price of wall connector is $ 400.
The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated EV model. Unlike any Tesla, it is compatible with two-way charging. Hyundai Ioniq 5 and so on, which shares EV6’s E-GMP platform. But the Ioniq 5 still includes a mobile charger.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Not everyone might like to carry a physical charge cord. A wide range of home wireless chargers is coming soon But while this hardware may allow EV drivers to cut the cord at the end, a charging cable can provide much-needed flexibility when planning to charge at the moment.