Tesla Mannequin S, Mannequin X UK Orders Get A Reacher To Seize Gadgets From Drive Via Home windows

The Tesla Mannequin S and Mannequin X now include a grabbing stick within the UK. The model not too long ago introduced that it might cease promoting right-hand drive automobiles in some markets, and as an alternative provided clients 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 result of mechanical and logistical hurdles. As a substitute, it provided present 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 rules allow LHD automobiles, Tesla provided its Mannequin S and Mannequin X clients the LHD configuration. 

Naturally, driving an LHD automobile in an RHD market would have downsides. And to counter one of many doable inconveniences, Tesla is providing its UK clients a grabbing stick named ‘The Reacher,’ for reaching the passenger aspect window to seize parking receipts, drive-through gadgets, or any small objects handed over from the opposite aspect.


It is amusing, however the accent is unlikely to ease potential patrons’ frustration. Prospects have been dissatisfied when Tesla discontinued the RHD fashions, as a few of them have been ready for so long as two years. Studies surfaced that after UK clients 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 provide loads of off-beat options. Final 12 months in China, Tesla provided clients the TeslaMic for its ‘caraoke’ system. The Model X also has plenty of easter eggs, the place it may well make the car seem like a Mars rover on the navigation display, or make its falcon wing doorways dance to Christmas tunes.


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