What's the point of the little flap that covers the lower part of the DC charging input?

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@kort, my point was not to answer your needs. Be innovative or pay money to modify it to fit your needs. I quoted you to answer your question on 'why don't other manufacturers have this cover?', which I am providing my experience that other manufacturers do have this cover.
My point is that there are many use cases that Porsche has to think through as a manufacturer. This is not a bespoke product, it has some semi-bespoke options and it has to fit the needs of everyone that wants to purchase and use it.
There may be restrictions to some that can only use that side, for whatever reason and it may be exposed to the elements for a long period of time. Or there may be a Lv2 slow charger outside at a hotel/resort that can only be accessed on that side and have inclement weather.
What I am trying to say is that the minuscule task (or what seems like annoyance to many in this thread), may be useful to others.
If this really bothered me (which it doesn't), I would just take a Dremel and cut off the flap, or have my dealer remove it. However, I think it would be a lot more difficult to install this afterward to those that have the need.
They obviously feel that there is some risk to having it exposed in certain circumstances and using your finger to flick something down is really not a big deal.....this is truly a 1%'er problem and not even sure why? Have we really become that lazy as a race of people?
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Looks like the Nissan Leaf has charge covers too.
We have a Leaf, and specifically those charge covers are there to reduce the risk of moisture-related galvanic corrosion.
 
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