I don't mean to come across as a Tesla fan boy, but as the saying goes, "you've got to give the devil his due".
Tesla have located the charge point of all of their cars at the back of the car and as close to the end as possible. I think that is a far better way of doing it than at the front or the front side of the car.
My reasons (and they could all be wrong):
1- The car is parked with the front of the car away from the charging station.
2- Most cars look their best at the front, so why have an ugly bottom showing. Have you seen how nice it is when you drive up to a Supercharger locations and there's a fleet of Tesla all facing outwards?
3- Reversing into a space is easier that driving into it as nearly all cars have reversing camera, but not all cars have front cameras and proximity sensors.
4- The rear of most cars are (broadly speaking) boxed shaped and you don't have to place the charging cable across the body work. Whereas you might have to put the charging cable across the bonnet to reach the charge ports if they are at the front.