Tesla Modernize US-made Module 3 vehicles with USB-C Ports and Wireless Phone Charging
Tesla has upgraded Module 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont, California factory in the US will reportedly come standard with a wireless charging pad and USB-C ports, Upgrades that were first spotted by Drive Tesla Canada. Until now, you had to buy either the Chinese model 3 or a model Y to get these creature comforts.
Moreover, Model Y’s interior is extremely similar to module 3 aside from the bigger cargo space and the eventual third-row seats. In module 3, it is sold as an aftermarket item and doesn’t come standard with the electric car. While, the Model Y also comes with USB-C ports unlike Model 3
Tesla started Model Y deliveries in March and when the automaker delivered the first few units, we were surprised to learn that the new electric SUV came standard with a Qi wireless phone charger. The upgrades initially showed up in vehicles assembled in china. However, the drive Tesla Canada said the upgrades became standard in Model 3 vehicles assembled after June 4.
Meanwhile, the upgrades are likely part of Tesla’s goal to make its automotive assembly more efficient as well as make its vehicles more attractive to potential customers who have slowed purchases during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tesla still offers a $125 upgrade for those who own pre-June 4 2020 Model 3 vehicles. Also, the Aftermarket Company Jeda Products sells a Qi wireless phone charger for about $99.
Besides, the company delivered 88,400 vehicles in the first quarter, beating most analysis expectations despite a 21% decrease from the previous quarter as the Covid-19 epidemic put downward pressure on the demand and created logistical challenges. Also, Tesla produced 103,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, about 2% lower than the previous period.
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has spread its economic gloom in the U.S. towards the end of the first quarter, and then dug in its heels in the second period. The impact of the global epidemic has disrupted the supply chain and global sales in China and Europe in the first quarter. Besides, Tesla typically reports quarter production and delivery figures a few days after the end of the quarter. The second quarter ends on June 30.