That is not the case.So let's give the car a connection that maybe 1% of the devices in the world can use that could steadily increase as the car becomes obsolete OR give the car a connection that 100% of the devices can use right now.
Wait, I thought it came with USB-C and Iphone (lightening?) connectors? This is something that the trade thread mentions as USB-C and I figured at least one person knew what a USB-C was and was able to tell the difference between USB-C and a Micro USB or other cable.
Is this not the case? And if it is not the case, am I going to have to pay for one?
Ideally, not through the Shop.tesla because i still cant get a response to my emails asking for the missing Aero Wheel caps, since only 2 is worthless when a car comes with 4 tires (should be basic math). Would like to get at delivery where I can confirm what I am getting is correct.
Future proof with USB-C? That's funny. Of the few things you can count on in this life is that manufacturers will continue to alter connectors. That's how they sell new cords and charging gizmos.I’m surprised that the M3 is not shipped with USB-C, many car companies are future proofing there cars and adding the hardwear for example the new RAM.
I would think Tesla would be leading the way here. Thoughts?
I do think they missed out on higher charge speeds, maybe even laptop-compatible PD. Yup, Small issue in large scheme of things.
Providing a usb-c -> lightning, usb-c -> mini usb, etc cables would have made it just as transparent for the users.
You can always throw in there a plain USB for retro.
Correct one usbc and one lightning cable are provided. What the OP is mentioning is that the connection to the car is actually standard old USB instead of having a female usbc connection. In reality it shouldn't matter all that much, just a different connection type.
Is this really an issue? Much easier to find a traditional USB cable than a usb-c cable. I don't need my phone charged in 5 minutes nor is it good for the battery if it actually supported it.
It matters quite a bit for charging speeds.
The fastest charging standards all require USB-C on the source end, and that can charge much faster than older USB can (like 10 times faster in some cases).
If Tesla had gone with a highly capable USB-C port on the car side they could've provided whatever cables work with your phone on the other end- and everyone would've gotten the max charging speed possible for their device.
Instead everyone is limited to the lower power the old-style USB ports provide, no matter how advanced their phone might be or what cable they use with it
It's one of those really weird "this thing has features out of star trek...but also leaves out stuff that's coming standard on a Jeep nowadays" things on the car
What exactly are you trying to charge that couldn't be accomplished using a USB-A interface? Fast charging does not require USB-C on the source end. I have tons of QC chargers w/ female USB-A ports to justify this.