johnlocke wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:35 pm
DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Guessing as more of the supercharger location book up, more overflow will go to the EA Chademo. Already if you look in the Plugshare logs, if feels like half the Chademo sessions are being had by Tesla’s. Can only see that going up.
My hope is that the business of selling power will drive the decision of more availability of Chademo at EA stations. I also hope Tesla ups the throughput in the adapter as more and more Chademos can do 75 or more va. The older stations which would cap out at 45.
Since Tesla already supports CCS on the Model 3 in Europe, it would be nice of them to add it to US models as well. It would be smart as well since there are a lot more CCS chargers than Chademo. It would be smart of Nissan convert to CCS as well for their US models. So of course, Nissan will never do it.
I do wonder if Tesla will go to CCS here for the Model Y, at the same time providing some of same at SC sites, and gradually converting over as the older models disappear. A new model intro seems to be the best time to make such a conversion, as was the case with the Model 3 in Europe, and as CCS is currently superior in power output to CHAdeMO as well as likely cheaper per car install and used by far more manufacturers here, this just seems like the way to go.
For BEVs/quick charging to really take off, it will be necessary to use a single, common QC standard here, which J1772 is now for L2. While I've always appreciated the elegance of Tesla's connector and would have happily mandated its adoption if I were dictator, that's obviously not going to be the universal standard here or anywhere else. It seems the best we'll be able to do is continent-wide standards, which has been good enough for electric voltages and frequencies, TVs and the like. Cars are somewhat more mobile than the former and a lot more expensive than the latter, but the number that are likely to move from one continent to another incompatible one is likely to be even smaller than such auto moves are now.