Tesla’s Cybertruck Is Already Compatible With Inductive Charging

The Tesla Cybertruck is already compatible with wireless inductive charging according to a new report.

Connectors found on the truck’s battery pack suggest that the feature is available when needed, but this comes after Tesla has previously made no suggestion that it was ready to launch such a feature.

The report which comes via Electrek and based on discoveries made by Cybertruck Owners’ Club forum members, shows a new connector called an Inductive Charger header discovered in a Cybertruck service manual. The connectivity discovery suggests that Tesla will be able to retrofit the wireless indicative charging technology at a later date should it want to.

However, there are still plenty of issues with such technology. Wireless charging on phones and headphones has proven to be functional, but much slower than anything that can be done via a cable. A similar experience is likely to happen when using inductive charging on a vehicle, at least right now — future improvements in technology could well change that, of course.

Current inductive charging technology wastes a lot of energy as heat and that’s something that can have a variety of issues, not least the possibility of shortening the lifetime of batteries.

There’s now word on when or even if we should expect Tesla to officially support inductive charging but the news that the charging connectors are already present should give people hope that there’s a chance it could come sooner rather than later. Whether it will be actually useful or not is another matter entirely.

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