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2013 Tesla Model S: Charging Port

March 15, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

Besides our ongoing troubles with the touchscreen, our Tesla Model S still has a glow about it. Literally.

The car's cool factor even carries over into the mundane act of recharging. First of all, the charge port is hidden behind the side part of the taillight. You'd never even know it was there, and you'd never guess it was big enough to hide the port. When you plug the charger in, the port begins to pulse with a green glow.

Yes, other EVs show that they're charging with other indicator lights, but this is just another example of Tesla going that little bit further to make the whole experience seem more special.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 1,030 miles

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