Other than via hokey DriveTheARC, there aren't that many free DC FCs in the Bay Area. Oddly, a few of them are at schools (of rich areas) but they're way too far and out of the way for me to even bother unless I'm passing by/thru the area and some are too slow (e.g. "24" or "25" kW) units.
I doubt it was a simple software tweak, otherwise it wouldn't have taken them so long to enable it.DaveinOlyWA wrote: ↑Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:04 pmMy take is that Tesla didn't see the need maybe due to low demand? which is why the T3 wasn't launched with the option and people complained so they added it. I am sure it was nothing more than a SW tweak so yeah low hanging fruit move. Its not like Tesla doesn't provide a lot of stuff that is not functional, just cute.
First "deliveries" on Model 3 (which went to employees) was at end of July 2017. They didn't enable CHAdeMO working w/Model 3 via software update until around July 2019. They probably wanted to target getting it working by delivery to Japan. https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... an.166144/ in Japan got his 3 in Sept 13, 2019. That guy also received a CHAdeMO adapter in the trunk of his S before the CHAdeMO adapter was even shipping in the US.
As I wrote at viewtopic.php?p=571131#p571131, the CHAdeMO adapter came standard with the Model S and X in Japan. That said, AFAIK, neither of those sell in large numbers in Japan.SageBrush wrote: ↑Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:51 pmThe Model 3 certainly had a 'to do' list when it launched. The CHAdeMO adapter was in that list from day #1 but clearly was not a priority. Our northern neighbors may have made enough noise to bump the adapter up a few spots in the queue. One way or another, the adapter is a rare bird in the wild outside of Canada