Tesla has dropped AM/FM radios from cars, effectively. If you have an older Tesla and do the $1500 “infotainment” upgrade, it removes AM/FM/Sirius XM radio features and you have to pay $500 to add them back. Tesla’s theory is that everyone wants to listen to streaming Internet radio via their cell phone.

Tesla’s are apparently not driven in places that have no cell service. I have no cell service over most of the eastern half of my rural western state.

The question is: Will other automakers follow Tesla’s lead and also eliminate AM/FM radios?

Many EVs have already gotten rid of AM radio, while some say they will continue to have them – for now.

Source: Radio’s Car Radio Paranoia 2: What If Eric Rhoads Was Right?

By EdwardM