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The charge port is currently located in the wheel arch trim.
Probably more commonly referred to as the fender flare.

It sort of brings up another topic worth discussing. Are the fender flares made of the same thing as the black bed we more recently saw? Initially we saw a stainless bed, then it was black. I don't think it was spray on liner. I don't think we know the material for either the bed or the flares yet. I'm assuming the bed is some sort of composite, similar to the GMC beds. I wonder if the flares are the same?

 

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Same material? Yes, no, maybe so?
 

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Probably more commonly referred to as the fender flare.

It sort of brings up another topic worth discussing. Are the fender flares made of the same thing as the black bed we more recently saw? Initially we saw a stainless bed, then it was black. I don't think it was spray on liner. I don't think we know the material for either the bed or the flares yet. I'm assuming the bed is some sort of composite, similar to the GMC beds. I wonder if the flares are the same?
You're going to want a spray in bedliner. Imagine how scratched up a stainless steel bed would be after a couple days of use.
 

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You're going to want a spray in bedliner. Imagine how scratched up a stainless steel bed would be after a couple days of use.
Imagine how awful the bed will look with half the bedliner scratched away.
 

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Am I the only one who thinks it’s a REALLY BAD idea to put the charge port exactly where all the mud, water, sand, and ice tend to accumulate on my current truck fender?
Nope, you are not alone sir
 


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You're going to want a spray in bedliner. Imagine how scratched up a stainless steel bed would be after a couple days of use.
We got a word for boys what aint got scratches, gouges and dints in their truck beds podner. 🤠
 

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You're going to want a spray in bedliner. Imagine how scratched up a stainless steel bed would be after a couple days of use.
My current F150 does not have a bed liner of any sort. Just paint. It's scratched. It has small dents. So what? It's fine.
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The news I have need wait for !! One side in the fender and the other side next to fender
I don't care where they put them as long as there is one on each side!!
Yay!!!

Yes I am still dreaming..
 


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As in “Drive aways”?

Moot point if interest rates sky. Homeless and desperate will drive away with those charge cables anyway. Suspect EV future will be BYC(Bring your cable) but the acronym will be fancier.
I think it was the "now you know" utube channel that had a competition to come up with a remote cable eject system, and the reasons why it was necessary.

Tesla's are seen as a luxury product, and drivers as well off, and Teslas park at unattended chargers for long periods to charge, so opportunists target these situations. Other wildlife, like bears, dogs, snakes etc might also be a threat.

Having to unlock you vehicle get out and unplug is probably not the smartest move.
So having an emergency disengage switch to pop the cable out is a no brainer IMHO. You can limit its use for abusers by simply tracking engagements.
 

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Am I the only one who thinks it’s a REALLY BAD idea to put the charge port exactly where all the mud, water, sand, and ice tend to accumulate on my current truck fender?
Watch out here come all the mud scientist replying to this comment.

You are right. This is awfully close to the dirtiest part of the vehicle. But it probably is much easier than punching a hole in the structural exoskeleton.
 

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It accumulates inside the fender? That seems bad.

-Crissa
Being that the bottom of the charge port door is facing the tire, the material is going to flung directly into that region as it is on my current truck. Picture driving 170 miles to a Tesla supercharger in freezing rain conditions. Now picture the ice that has accumulated on your fender and the ice that has worked it’s way into the charge port. You’re going to have to carry a hair dryer to plug into the bed to melt the ice covering and potentially inside the charge port.
 

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Being that the bottom of the charge port door is facing the tire, the material is going to flung directly into that region as it is on my current truck. Picture driving 170 miles to a Tesla supercharger in freezing rain conditions. Now picture the ice that has accumulated on your fender and the ice that has worked it’s way into the charge port. You’re going to have to carry a hair dryer to plug into the bed to melt the ice covering and potentially inside the charge port.
Tesla Owner's Manual said:
Some vehicles are equipped with a charge port inlet heater that turns on when you turn on the rear defrost in cold weather conditions.
https://www.tesla.com/ownersmanual/model3/en_tw/GUID-BEE08D47-0CE0-4BDD-83F2-9854FB3D578F.html

If it's inside the charging port, you probably didn't close it. And does ice normally accumulate behind the flare? Or under it, where it catch the spray?

-Crissa
 

 
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