Is It A Good Concept To Place The Tesla Cybertruck's Charging Inlet Right here?

The Tesla Cybertruck all-electric pickup could have a reasonably uncommon charging inlet location, and in right this moment’s put up, we’ll take some time to debate it.

The automobile was not too long ago introduced on the inaugural Electrified Automobiles & Espresso at Petersen Automotive Museum in California. It is tough to say how near the manufacturing model it’s – for positive it is extra superior than the preliminary model.

When unveiled, the Tesla Cybertruck was outfitted with a noticeable charging flap behind the rear wheel. The left-rear space is a typical place the place Tesla locations charging inlets on its electrical automobiles.

Tesla Cybertruck - charging inlet position in the initial version

Tesla Cybertruck – charging inlet place within the preliminary/idea model

Nonetheless, within the case of Franz von Holzhausen’s demonstration automobile on the latest occasion, the charging inlet place was completely different – within the left-rear fender, as we are able to see in photographs and movies offered by Ryan Zohoury (@RyanZohoury / Twitter).

Behind a small flap is a comparatively tiny Tesla North American Charging Normal (NACS) charging inlet, identified from the Mannequin 3, Mannequin S, Mannequin X and Mannequin Y.

We should admit {that a} bigger charging inlet, like CCS1, would most probably not match inside or at the least it could be tough.

Tesla Cybertruck charging inlet (source: @RyanZohoury / Twitter)

Tesla Cybertruck charging inlet (supply: @RyanZohoury / Twitter)

Tesla Cybertruck charging inlet (source: @RyanZohoury / Twitter)

Tesla Cybertruck charging inlet (supply: @RyanZohoury / Twitter)

Within the case of the present location, there’s a particular gentle for charging standing, formed as a triangle, to remind us of the Cybertruck’s form.


The primary query is whether or not this specific location is an efficient one. It is a pickup truck in any case and a few may use it for severe work, whereas others will go off-road. We’re questioning whether or not the charging flap will consistently get soiled. When you look fastidiously on the picture of the opened flap, you will note some small indicators of grime already. 

As a result of the flap is motorized, one doesn’t have to the touch it to open it in order that at the least partially would neglect the grime challenge.

One other potential challenge could be harm, particularly in difficult terrain. A third factor to contemplate is the peak. Is it too low to be handy every day?


We assume that Tesla intends to put in the charging inlet within the fender from a price perspective. It is in all probability considerably inexpensive to provide a automobile with a extra advanced plastic fender, relatively than to chop an opening within the chrome steel exoskeleton.

On the Mannequin 3/Mannequin Y, the charging inlet was put in inside the sunshine space so once more, in all probability a location that is simpler/cheaper to provide than within the case of physique panels. It is just like the Mannequin S/Mannequin X.

What do you suppose is the proper location for a charging inlet on the Tesla Cybertruck?

Tesla Supercharging

Tesla Mannequin 3/Mannequin Y charging inlet (North America)

Tesla Model S Supercharging

Tesla Mannequin S Supercharging