webb14leafs wrote:Good comments on an issue that also has to be resolved. It's silly how manufacturers can't learn from history and realize that proprietary connections don't increase their market share, but instead hold the entire market back. There have to be dozens of examples of this in recent history.
The industry has already spoken and CHAdeMO is the protocol of choice today. The only other standard close to it in deployed chargers is the Tesla Supercharger, CCS has very few deployed chargers. The same is true of cars on the roads, of the top 5 most popular electric cars (Leaf, Tesla, Zoe, i-MEv, i3) only one of them is available with a CCS port (BMW i3). The Leaf and i-MEv use CHAdeMO and Tesla has an adapter, with the Zoe using a propitiatory AC fast charger. Going forward, if Tesla succeeds in hitting their production numbers, they will deliver an overwhelming number of electric cars to the roads worldwide that natively use the Supercharger but can use CHAdeMO. Additionally, if Tesla actually manages to meet their projections for new Superchargers, they could drastically exceed the number of both CHAdeMO and CCS chargers worldwide. So from the perspective of someone building charging infrastructure, there is no question - install CHAdeMO chargers, all the popular cars can use them even if the Tesla owners have to get out an adapter. For car owners, it will end up like gas vs diesel - CHAdeMO all over, but you have to look to find a CCS station.