Tesla Launches CCS Retrofit for Model S/X for $450 with Adapter; Model 3/Y Delayed

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Image: Tesla Canada CCS Combo 1 Adapter website

Back in September, Tesla launched CCS Combo 1 Adapters for purchase, while also said retrofits for vehicles that require hardware upgrades will be coming in 2023.

Fast forward to February 2023, and Tesla customers can now place orders for a CCS Combo 1 Adapter Retrofit—that is if you have a Model S or Model X.

Tesla’s website says the CCS Combo 1 Adapter “requires a service retrofit (currently available for Model S and Model X)”, shown to owners after they sign in, according to Tesla North reader Jason.

The CCS Combo 1 Adapter is priced at $175 USD ($240 CAD) and the CCS Combo 1 Adapter Retrofit is priced at $450 USD ($615 CAD). Tesla says, “If a retrofit is required, the service visit will include installation at your preferred Tesla Service Center and one CCS Combo 1 Adapter.”

As for Model 3 and Model Y owners? Looks like you’ll have to wait a bit longer to schedule your CCS retrofits. “Note: For Model 3 and Model Y vehicles requiring a retrofit, please check back in mid-2023 for availability,” says Tesla’s updated website. Previously, this said “early 2023”.

The benefits of a CCS Combo 1 Adapter? It allows Tesla owners to expand their charging options at DC fast chargers run by third-parties and can be a lifesaver for those road-tripping far away from the Supercharger network.

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Tesla’s mobile app in the Service tab used to show a “CCS Adapter Retrofit” message, but Tesla North can confirm that has disappeared as these CCS retrofits have now started for Model S and Model X owners first.

Earlier this month, Tesla cut the price of its CCS Combo Adapter by 30%, slashing it from $250 USD to $175 USD.

Who’s down for a CCS retrofit if you have a Model S or Model X? Model 3 and Model Y owners need to keep waiting sadly; hopefully, the retrofit arrives ahead of summer road trips.