Tesla Raises Price for NACS Wall Connector: What You Need to Know
Once again, the price of Tesla's Wall Connector has been raised, marking the second increase this year. The popular home charging solution initially saw a price hike from $350 to $425 in January 2023. Now, Tesla has further increased the price by an additional $50, bringing the total cost of the connector to $475.
Even with the higher price, this home charging option still stands out as one of the most affordable. The Ford Connected Charge Station, equipped with the J1772 port, is priced at $800. When you take into account the safety certification, warranty, and comparable features to its competitors, the Tesla level two charger still seems like a great deal.
Last year, Tesla reduced the cost of its home charger to $350 while also allowing other automakers to adopt its proprietary North American Charging Standard (NACS).
General Motors recently revealed its plan to use the Tesla charging standard starting in 2024. As part of this initiative, customers will be provided with an adapter, and upcoming models will feature built-in NACS ports. Ford also made a similar announcement in late May 2023.
The Wall Connector specifications remain unchanged. It is a 48-amp unit that can charge at a rate of 11.5 kilowatts, adding up to 44 miles of range per hour. It has an auto-sensing handle for easy access to the charge port, Wi-Fi connectivity for updates, scheduled charging, and data tracking through the Tesla App. It allows power sharing with up to six Wall Connectors and comes with a four-year warranty for residential use. The Wall Connector has a 24-foot cable length and is compatible with Tesla's J1772 connector, which costs $550 and is compatible with most North American electric vehicles.
In addition, Ford has chosen to adopt Tesla's charging standard for their upcoming models after it was made available to other automakers. It is likely that other manufacturers will follow suit in the near future.