Telsa is apparently adding a couple of new features to its Model 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont facility in southern California. According to reports by both Drive Tesla Canada and Electrek, the U.S. models will now include a wireless phone charger and USB-C ports.
As spotted by Drive Car Tesla, one user revealed on the Tesla Motors Club forum that both features are now the standard for any Model 3 cars built in the factory from June 4 and on. Mashable reached out to the automotive company for confirmation but no response was immediately forthcoming.
Tesla first introduced wireless charging and USB-C ports in its Model Y back in March 2020. Then, in May, the company also started to include the new charging options in its Model 3, but only for vehicles made in China.
Those who already own the Model 3 can still incorporate inductive charging into their electric sedans, by purchasing a wireless charging pad from Tesla’s online shop for $125.
The Qi-compatible pad was introduced last year, when the Model 3 became more widely available. Owners can use it to charge both Qi-enabled Android phones, along with the iPhone 8 and up.
Tesla has yet to confirm whether wireless charging and USB-C ports will be standard accessories for the electric vehicles made in the U.S. But seeing as how the company took a bit of a hit during the coronavirus pandemic, the new features might attract more buyers.
After all, it was only a few weeks ago that Tesla cut the price of almost all of its cars by $2,000 or more — including the Model 3. The least expensive Model 3 listed on the site went from a price of $39,990 to $37,990.
Given this new information though, it might also be the company’s way of clearing out some stock to make room for the new Model 3s equipped with updated accessories.