Great idea Doug. Now we just have to convince Nissan to spend the money. Eeeek.DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:39 pmThis is my crazy talk, but I think Nissan should talk to Tesla about joining the super charger network.
It would give the optics that Tesla is not just a walled garden, and honestly, Leaf owners are some of the best Tesla customers out there. sure, keep the Chademo's at 50-75 kWh, and let them come, charge, and pine for a M3 or a MY. Adding the additional station cord and payment would be trivial for Tesla to accomplish.
I believe Chademo can charge up to 400 Kw. Not an expert.CanuckEVDriver wrote: ↑Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:38 amThank you all for the comments. It seems that the trend of charging stations are going towards more power being pumped into the car's battery to speed up the charging time.
Originally, L3 chargers were pumping out 20-50 kW. And with this, most manufacturers were "designing" their own power connectors (which is why we now have 3 variations of connectors (CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla). Standardization was a bit slow in the EV world.
Now L3 chargers are being built that can pump out up to 240 kW. Obviously, only newer car batteries can take advantage of the higher powered chargers. (ie: older LEAFs, before 2019 will max out at 50 kW, the newer LEAFS with the 62 kWh batteries will be able to take more current.
I haven't been able to find it yet (might find it today, nothing else to do ), it appears that the CHAdeMO connector is not designed for more than 100 kW? (If anyone can verify this, thank you)
Apparently the CCS and Tesla "supercharger" connectors can handle the higher current (once installed in existing stations).
Personally, I prefer the Tesla designed connector, it's smaller and my wife says easier to connect than the current CCS/J1772 or CHAdeMO/J1772 set ups. I only wish that car manufacturers standardize on the position of the charging port. The front seems to make more sense, as you can just drive up to the charger.
No, that is just Tesla. Tesla has complete control of the connector and everything related to it. Network effect giving Tesla more market power.
Tesla in Europe originally used the standard Mennekes type 2 connector (but DC in addition to AC), and they've now moved to CCS Combo. It would be nice if they did that here, but it's obviously not going to happen at this point.
Tesla adding CHAdeMO connectors at SuperChargers?DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:39 pmThis is my crazy talk, but I think Nissan should talk to Tesla about joining the super charger network.
... keep the Chademo's at 50-75 kWh, and let them come, charge, and pine for a M3 or a MY. Adding the additional station cord and payment would be trivial for Tesla to accomplish.
Exactly. How can Musk hope to become the first Trillionare if he can't make Tesla a monopoly? Musk needs the network effect.