Tesla’s new Model 3 may not come with a wireless Qi charger that new phones like iPhone 8 and iPhone X can utilize, but there will soon be a way to add one.
Tesla Wireless Pad is a rub mat, made to fit in the existing phone section of the Model 3, where currently Tesla provides 2 charging connectors. (There should be a Model S version of the Tesla Wireless Pad coming as well.)
While the Tesla Wireless Pad looks fantastic and price shouldn’t be an issue for Model 3 owners, one of the biggest questions is how effective the Qi charger will be. The back USB ports in the Model 3 appear to be 2.4A, while the from media console USB ports appear to only output 1A, which will limit the speed of charging–likely to 5W.
You can reserve now and availability is scheduled for April at $99.