TimeHorse wrote:In any case, I noticed L2 common in many of the service areas on the motorways but we all know how impractical L2 is on a motorway.
Remember that L2 supports up to 43kW and has the great advantage that it's cheap to deploy... we have some Zero:Net sites that are just off the motorway that will provide a refreshing alternative to motorway service stations.
Fair point. Wish I'd snapped a photo when I stopped to get Deisel
(better than Gasoline at least) since 43kW is crazy high power! In the US the most we get is a ClipperCreek CS-100 unit at 80A / 240VAC (I have one) meaning about 19kW and that's the Tesla Model S charging (or Gen 2 Smart ED if the rumours are correct). Anything above that is beyond the J1772 spec. The 2011/2012 LEAF, with the exception of Australia, NZ, the UK, Japan, etc. all have the driving column on the right and France, the US, Canada, Germany, etc. on the left, they're otherwise the same. Same 3.8kW charger (which more or less needs nothing but a pilot signal to handle 240VAC 15A/20A native circuits like you have in Europe and Asia but in the strangely nanny-states of North America you need something a bit more exotic than a standard wall plug) in all LEAFs since that's the greatest common denominator. 6.7kW likely in 2013 for the U.S. market, not sure if the UK-made LEAFs will offer that but please keep me posted. But the point is unless 43kW is coming in as DC via the CHAdeMO port it can't feed the car that fast. Can't even feed the Tesla Model S with $10,000 Charger Upgrade that fast. And if it is DC then that's technically L3 and thus exactly what's needed on the British motorways. Just do what the Japanese tell you to and CHAdeMO as in Stop and Have some Tea (English Breakfast with milk, of course; any other preparation would be uncivilized!
Mind you, I have a feeling Scotland are a bit lagging on the Charging infrastructure at the moment. Doesn't look to be much North of Edinburgh, alas.
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