The Tesla CCS Adapter for North America has arrived!


Tesla has lengthy provided a CHAdeMO adapter for Tesla drivers who need to have the ability to cost at CHAdeMO quick charging stations. However CHAdeMO is lifeless, as nearly each EV available on the market now makes use of CCS quick charging. Tesla Superchargers are in all places and actually are the one quick chargers most Tesla drivers will ever want, however with the rise within the quantity and capability of CCS chargers, there is definitely little need to make use of them as nicely. Typically it’s extra handy to cease the place is the CCS charger, the place is the Tesla charger, relying on the place you might be beginning and the place you’re going.

So, the information that Tesla is now providing a CCS adapter for Tesla drivers in North America is actually producing a variety of celebration from Tesla homeowners in the US and Canada.

Why Tesla does not hyperlink on to the adapter there, I do not know, however when you get into the Tesla store and discover your strategy to the CCS adapter, you possibly can see that the value is $250. It is about what to anticipate from anybody who has ever purchased or seen a Tesla Chademo adapter.

Picture courtesy of Tesla.

Picture courtesy of Tesla.

This is extra in regards to the adapter than the outline on the Tesla web site:


“Broaden your quick charging choices with the Tesla CCS Combo 1 Adapter. The adapter presents charging speeds of as much as 250kW and can be utilized over third-party charging networks.

“The CCS Combo 1 Adapter is appropriate with most Tesla autos. Some autos could require retrofit to allow using the CCS Combo 1 Adapter. Sign up to your Tesla account to test compatibility.

“Be aware: Autos that require retrofit, please refer again to early 2023 for availability.

“The CCS Combo 1 Adapter will begin delivery inside two weeks of inserting an order.

“Most cost charges could differ from charge charges marketed by third-party stations. Most third-party stations should not able to charging Tesla autos at 250kW. Tesla doesn’t regulate pricing or charging expertise at third-party charging stations For extra data on charging strategies, please contact third social gathering community suppliers immediately.

“CCS Combo 1 Adapter Proprietor’s Guide”


I completely do not want an adapter like this, so would not drop $250 for one, however many Tesla drivers – particularly the street warrior sorts – are. Why? Listed here are some explanations:

Scanning the thread of tweets underneath Tesla revealed another attention-grabbing feedback. See the next.

I am probably not positive what meaning, nevertheless it’s an attention-grabbing concept, particularly since Tesla has already switched to CCS in Europe.


 

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