Tesla Model S/X/3 Gen 2 Mobile Connector Bundle (Image Credit: Tesla)
Tesla continues to update its products and reflect savings back to the customer.
The Model 3 comes with a new "Gen 2" mobile connector. However, thus far, the Model X and S were still being delivered with the first-generation mobile connector. Now, Tesla is offering the new bundle on its website and delivering all subsequent vehicles with the updated equipment. The company's website states:
It appears that the Gen 2 Mobile Connector Bundle is very similar to the previous edition (shown above), although the adaptors and the case are different (Image Credit: Tesla)
"This product is included as standard equipment with your Tesla vehicle, however, purchasing another Mobile Connector Bundle may provide extra convenience if you wish to keep one set at the home and carry another in the car."
A few years ago, when the automaker updated its Wall Connector (HPWC), the price dropped by a surprising $250 per unit. Not long after that, the Mobile Connector saw an update, along with a $100 price drop. It started at $650, then dropped to $550, and a version without connectors was priced at $520.
This new Gen 2 bundle costs $300 and includes the connectors, which seem to be an improvement from the past connectors. This is a substantial price drop on an already discounted product.
Product description via Tesla's website:
1 x Mobile Connector Main Unit (with 20 ft cable) 1 x NEMA 14-50 Adapter* 1 x NEMA 5-15 Adapter 1 x Storage Bag" *The second generation mobile connector has a max output of 32 amps when using the 14-50 adapter.
The standard warranty for the Mobile Connector Bundle is 1 year for over the counter and aftermarket online purchases. The Mobile Connector Bundle purchased with the vehicle is covered under the 4 year/50,000 miles (80,000km) Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty for North America.