You can do exactly that with a Tesla. Just plug the car in and the software does the rest. Tesla has offered in the past to allow other manufacturers to to use the supercharger network. Just chip in to help pay for the stations. Nobody took them up on the offer.CanuckEVDriver wrote: ↑Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:27 am I was just wondering about CCS conversion kits for the Leaf? There may have been a post about this, and I may have missed it. If there was a option to swap out my CHAdeMO /J1772 board for a CCS/J1772 board, I'd do it without even thinking twice about it.
I also like that the Federal EV Charging Standard Proposal talks about a simple pay. I'd love it if I didn't have to "sign-in" to an app AND then use my credit card to start a public charge. Sometimes, I've found myself installing yet another silly app on my mobile, in inclement weather, just to be able to charge my car. This just adds another 10-15 minutes to get the car charged up.
When ICE cars go to a gas station, they just put the nozzle in, tap the credit card on the pump, then pump in the gas. Back on the road in 5 minutes. Why can't EV cars do the same? (maybe a bit longer to charge, but at least you're not wasting time just trying to get the charger to start)
CCS could do the same but you would need to modify the comm protocol to identify the vehicle ( VIN number most likely since it's available on the CAN bus already). The Charger software could do the rest. Right now you use an RFID tag or a credit card so the billing software is already in place.
EVGO uses an RFID card and it is no more difficult to use than a gas pump. Plug the cable in, select the cable type, and tap the RFID card to the reader. Less complicated than a gas pump where I have to select credit or debit, try to get the card reader to work, whether I want a car wash or not, what my loyalty number is, and which quality of gas i want.