30 Oct '16, 1am

One Charger to Rule them All

One Charger to Rule them All

Tesla, since it’s vehicles have much larger battery capacities, needed a system that was much more powerful then the other two standards that were largely championed by the major automakers. The other two standards, CHAdeMO and CCS (SAE Combo), were fine for the smaller batteries before the 200-mile ranging EV paradigm, but now the major automakers are realizing that their championed systems would take much longer to charge in the new reality of the 200-mile EV. For example, my Nissan Leaf using its CHAdeMO quick charger port would charge up to 80% typically in a half hour. With the current CHAdeMO standard a 200 mile EV could take an hour and 20 minutes to get to 80%. Knowing this new reality GM has begun to push for the SAE to raise the amount of electricity that can flow through the SAE Combo plug. However, the SAE Combo standard was never designed for this kind of watt...

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