Tesla's most popular car upgraded with wireless charging, USB-C ports in US
Tesla cars are driven by technology and offer a mile-long list of gadgetry and gizmos, some not seen in other cars on the roads. It was surprising then that at a time when automakers were introducing wireless phone charging in even in their more affordable vehicles, Tesla cars remained devoid of this.
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The company would eventually address the plethora of queries by bringing in wireless phone charging and USB-C ports in Model Y SUV, then extending it to Model 3 in China and now, Model 3 in the US are also reportedly getting the features fitted from the factory itself.
Model 3 is Tesla's best-selling car but owners mostly depended on after-market solutions to equip it with both wireless chargers and USB-C ports. New customers now may not have to bother with third-party products as Tesla has reportedly started fitting both in the car at its Fremont assembly plant in California.
According to Electrek, new units of Model 3 in the US are now coming with the two features which promise to add convenience and offer fast phone charging solutions to customers. The two USB-C ports are located just under the rear AC vents while the Qi wireless phone charger sits under the dashboard.
It is also reported that for existing Model 3 customers, the same USB-C port unit can be ordered even if many are likely to prefer products from other companies that are compatible with the Model 3 and offer the same features.