Here at the brand’s Los Angeles-area showroom, Elon Musk, the Tesla chief executive, showed off the company’s slim new combo plug and wall-mounted connector. He also took the opportunity to call the high-voltage charging plug designed by SAE International, an organization of scientists and engineers whose J1772 standard plug has been embraced by some of the world’s largest automakers, “absolutely terrible, extremely ugly and low power.”
“It looks like it was designed by committee, and things designed by committee are not really great,” he added. The Tesla home charger is not yet priced, but Mr. Musk said it “won’t be super-expensive,” declining to provide any further pricing details.
Ok well, release the specs, make it open-source and everyone will want to improve and adopt it. Think of all the GOOD releasing the Tesla home charger as open-source hardware…
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