Oilpan4 wrote:Agreed, it seems like Japan is almost anti css.
I didn't realize they had effectively 0 css in the whole country.
The correct abbreviation is CCS (Combined Charging System), not CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
https://insideevs.com/news/322040/bmw-i ... -in-japan/
- I've pointed to a BMW Japanese press releases before at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 61#p477861
. One of them is dead but there's a copy at https://web.archive.org/web/20131115092 ... 1/13a.html
. You can run it thru Google Translate but in both cases, you can just search them for CHAdeMO.
I saw the VW e-Golf w/CHAdeMO at Tokyo Motor Show myself (posted about it at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 27#p509827
and the linked post). You can see the mention of CHAdeMO almost halfway down https://web.archive.org/web/20180806113 ... 7431680447
Why would they have any CCS in Japan? It wouldn't make any sense. CHAdeMO chargers and vehicles were deployed well before the CCS standard was even finished. '11 Leaf shipped in Dec 2010 and could have CHAdeMO. By Oct 2012 (https://web.archive.org/web/20121014023 ... ademo.com/
), there were 1344 CHAdeMO chargers in Japan. Japan's land area is about 89% that of California and as I mentioned earlier, has 7600 CHAdeMO chargers.
I don't know the full history of CHAdeMO, but https://www2.toyota.co.jp/en/news/10/03/0315_1.html
is from March 2010. https://www.chademo.com/about-us/history-and-timeline/
has some info.
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 51#p183351
was from 2012. The first vehicle to ship in the US supporting CCS was the Chevy Spark EV, a CA compliance car that only sold in CA and eventually (IIRC), a tiny # in Oregon. It didn't even have CCS available early on. It came months later. You can see it first went on sale in 2013: https://insideevs.com/news/344007/month ... al-charts/
. https://insideevs.com/news/319323/offic ... -december/
sounds about right for DC FC inlet capability. The next one in the US that could have CCS was the BMW i3.
CHAdeMO also has support for V2H that AFAIK, CCS still doesn't have, at least not on vehicles sold in the US. I pointed to the supposed # of V2H systems in Japan at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 26#p506926