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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 just lately introduced that it might cease promoting right-hand drive vehicles in some markets, and as a substitute supplied prospects the choice of left-hand drive configurations of its premium vehicles.

In some markets like Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand, Tesla stopped transport the RHD Mannequin S and Mannequin X, reportedly because of mechanical and logistical hurdles. As an alternative, it supplied 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 laws allow LHD vehicles, Tesla supplied its Mannequin S and Mannequin X prospects the LHD configuration. 

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


It is amusing, however the accent is unlikely to ease potential consumers’ frustration. Prospects have been upset when Tesla discontinued the RHD fashions, as a few of them have been ready for so long as two years. Stories surfaced that after UK prospects obtained 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 vehicles provide loads of off-beat options. Final yr in China, Tesla supplied prospects the TeslaMic for its ‘caraoke’ system. The Mannequin X additionally has loads of easter eggs, the place it could possibly make the automobile seem like a Mars rover on the navigation display screen, or make its falcon wing doorways dance to Christmas tunes.


What do you consider Tesla discontinuing the RHD Mannequin S and Mannequin X in some markets? Go away your ideas within the feedback. 

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