Submitted by Getting Amped Again on November 5, 2012
Yikes! Someone posted today that a replacement charging cable for a Model S costs $1800. Since my Model S will be charged in a non-secure location (I live in a condo), I'm very concerned about a black-market in stolen charge cables, and mine disappearing one night. Anyone that lives in a condo or apartment, has a carport, or charges at a public charging station could have their charging cable stolen in an instant.
TM - could you please consider imbedding the necessary chip into the cable plug so that it could be paired to the vehicle, just like the fobs are? Without a secondary resale market there will be little incentive for someone to steal one.
Also - has any current Model S owner asked if their auto policy covers the theft of a stolen charging cable? I know some policies exclude thefts of items in unlocked cars, and I assume a charge cable falls into that "unsecured" category.