The Tesla Mannequin S and Mannequin X now include a grabbing stick within the UK. The model just lately introduced that it might cease promoting right-hand drive automobiles in some markets, and as an alternative supplied prospects the choice of left-hand drive configurations of its premium automobiles.
In some markets like Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand, Tesla stopped transport the RHD Mannequin S and Mannequin X, reportedly as a consequence of mechanical and logistical hurdles. As a substitute, it supplied current reservation holders a refund or the choice to downgrade to the LHD Mannequin Y or Mannequin 3.
However in choose markets just like the UK and Japan, the place laws allow LHD automobiles, Tesla supplied its Mannequin S and Mannequin X prospects the LHD configuration.
Naturally, driving an LHD automotive in an RHD market would have downsides. And to counter one of many potential inconveniences, Tesla is providing its UK prospects a grabbing stick named ‘The Reacher,’ for reaching the passenger facet window to seize parking receipts, drive-through objects, or any small objects handed over from the opposite facet.
It is amusing, however the accent is unlikely to ease potential consumers’ frustration. Prospects have been disillusioned when Tesla discontinued the RHD fashions, as a few of them have been ready for so long as two years. Stories surfaced that after UK prospects acquired the cancellation discover, they switched to Mercedes and Porsche EVs.
If something, the grabbing stick is simply one other quirky device in Tesla’s playbook. Its automobiles supply loads of off-beat options. Final 12 months in China, Tesla supplied prospects the TeslaMic for its ‘caraoke’ system. The Mannequin X additionally has loads of easter eggs, the place it may possibly make the automobile appear as if a Mars rover on the navigation display, or make its falcon wing doorways dance to Christmas tunes.
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