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Tesla Cybertruck Has Hidden Hardware For Wireless Charging

• https://insideevs.com, By: Rob Stumpf

Tesla could be preparing to add wireless charging to the Tesla Cybertruck.

Members of Cybertruck Owners Club discovered a page in the pickup's service manual that reveals a connector on the truck's traction battery which could be used for a wireless charger. This, combined with Tesla's recent interest in cable-free charging tech, signals that the automaker has something up its sleeve to revamp how owners charge at home.

Hidden deep within the service manual's instructions to remove the high-voltage battery pack is a single connector that attaches a harness for what Tesla describes as an "Inductive Charger."

While Tesla doesn't explicitly state what this is used for, it's theorized that the name indicates a future add-on that would allow owners to wirelessly charge the Cybertruck. Likely, this will be with some add-on, as no Cybertruck teardown has indicated the presence of this hardware in the truck as of yet.

Previously, Tesla used the term "inductive charger" to describe the wireless charger present inside the cabin of the vehicle to charge cell phones. In the Cybertruck service manual, Tesla refers to the phone charger as the "wireless charger" and the port located on the traction battery as an inductive charger. No other vehicle service manuals mention an inductive charger port on the battery pack.

Tesla has shown public interest in wireless charging since it acquired Wiferion, a German wireless charging startup in 2023 and sold it just months later. 


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