Tesla unveils new dual connector charge port design for Model S and Model X
Tesla unveiled today an updated Model S and Model X design featuring a new dual connector charge port system to support more than one charging standard on its electric vehicles.
Currently, the charge port on all Tesla vehicles is located within the tail light on the driver’s side, but the actual connectors are different depending on the market.
In the US and Canada, it features Tesla’s own proprietary connector and in Europe, the company uses the standard Mennekes plug.
In China, Tesla was using the same charging system as the one it uses in Europe until now.
As the electric vehicle industry is maturing, automakers and charging network operators are trying to work together on open charging standards while adapting to specific requirements in different markets.
Tesla’s new dual connector charge port design appears to be the company’s solution to navigate those markets starting with China...
While we are only seeing this from Tesla in China for now, we expect that the solution could end up being used in other markets too...
https://electrek.co/2017/10/16/tesla-ne ... s-model-x/
Think TSLA might be planning dual ports for the NA market?
Maybe this is why the charge port door for the model 3 is so large?