wmcbrine said:Or, you know.... condemn Tesla, for refusing to join everyone else in standardizing on CCS, long since.
As a potential user I don't care which standard is ultimately agreed upon, or if we wind up with a couple. All I care about is being able to connect and get electricity anywhere I need to, and I'll leave the details to the engineers. OTOH, as someone who has an eye for design and ergonomics, I find the need to have two separate charge receptacles [Note: I was talking about J-1772 + CHAdeMO for LEAFs and others] for the same car to be an unnecessary complication, and I expect it's probably more costly as well as taking up extra real estate. CCS looks like a kludge and is big and ugly (as is CHAdeMO), but I expect it to work okay. If I were emperor and could dictate which standard to use in North America, I'd go for Tesla, as it's small and elegant, and Tesla has been showing people how fast you can build a good network if you're committed to it.
NoMoreCO2 said:From my understanding, Tesla offered its charging technology to the other manufactures years ago, like about a decade ago. All others refused, in part I suspect not to support Tesla (of course Tesla was not going to give it away, and it expected others to pay towards building out the infrastructure, which the others were all refusing to do) and instead claimed it was government's responsibility to install charging infrastructure. For a while American and Canadian governments also resisted Tesla's technology but they have finally accepted the overwhelming evidence that Tesla has the superior technology with much greater reliability.
So, after a decade of failure, and with CCS standards changing the CCS L3 chargers very undependable and frequently out of order, and CHADEMO becoming obsolete, it only made sense for the other manufactures to finally get on board and commit to installing thousands of L3 charging units that will have both CCS (for their older and current models but not their future models) and the Tesla's NACS connectors. Unneeded duplication for the future.
The other factor is that the other manufacturers were having serious charging staton malfunction issues which hinders the selling of their vehicles and the obvious fact that Tesla is worth more than most of the rest of the auto companies combined and therefore going to be around longer than most of them. So, instead of killing Tesla, they severely injured themselves and with Tesla selling about 65% of all new EV sales still, it only made sense for the government to pressure the other manufactures to adopt the most common, most reliable and least expensive option....NACS.
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