Tesla Drops Corded Mobile Connector Price to $200 After Backlash, Still Not Included with New Cars

Following significant pushback against Tesla’s decision to remove the complimentary Corded Mobile Connector from new electric vehicle (EV) purchases and instead sell it as a standalone product for $275 USD, company CEO Elon Musk says the company will slash the price to soften the blow.

“We will drop mobile connector price to $200 & make it easy to order with car,” Musk said in a tweet late Saturday evening.

Musk confirmed Saturday afternoon that new Teslas would no longer come with an included Mobile Connector for charging due to “super low” usage statistics, which made the addition “wasteful.”

The Gen 2 Mobile Connector bundle used to come included with every EV you ordered from Tesla.

The Mobile Connector can actually charge a Tesla slowly enough to be a viable option for daily charging if you’re not a heavy commuter, and it particularly comes in handy during long road trips or in regions with lackluster charging infrastructure. It’s pretty much like a tire jack — you don’t need one until you do.

That being the case, Tesla owners and enthusiasts argued that the EV maker should either reverse the decision or at least offer the Corded Mobile Connector bundle as an optional, free add-on in its vehicle configurator.

A $75 drop in price is neither of those, but it is certainly a step in the right direction.

The Gen 2 Mobile Connector is still listed for $275 on Tesla’s online store at the time of writing, but it is also currently out of stock. The product page should be updated soon, if not when the connector actually comes back in stock.

Update: Clarified to note the Gen 2 Mobile Connector is the one that used to come included with Tesla purchases, not the standalone Corded Mobile Connector with fixed 14-50 adapter.