The conflict came over the “Level 3” high-speed charge, known as “DC Fast” or “Supercharging” in Tesla`s case. In addition to the Tesla system, as I described above, there is the Japanese CHAdeMo system and the Euro/US CSC system. People complain that there are 3 systems, because it is a common mantra, that “standards” are of paramount importance. Standards are valuable – and chademo and CCS are multi-company standards that compete – but they are also often an obstacle to innovation, which is bad when an industry recovers and develops. Sometimes standards have taken off a stagnant industry (VHS, compact cassette, CDs and DVDs are an example), but sometimes they get in the way. In the IT industry, we joke that “what`s great about standards is that there are so many you can choose from.” Standards are more often useful when it comes to hardware, where things need to be put into things, and less useful in software that can be adjusted and modified in real time in the field. Tesla has entrusted Black and Veatch with the planning and construction of pilot sites in the Supercharger network. The Tesla Supercharger U.S. Build-out is the largest project to date for the Black and Veatch team.
Services include engineering, location assessment, and clearance and construction services for Tesla charging stations. In my opinion, the obvious strategy for Tesla should have been criticized by offering adapters to operators of chademo chargers at a price, or even for free, and not to car owners. There may be only a few hundred chademo stations of this kind. The adapter could be equipped with a retractable locking cable in a protective box. There is no adapter between CCS and chademo (as is often written nowadays). An adapter to let a Chademo CC car is the easiest to build of both, but instead install almost all the new charging stations only ccs and chademo connectors for both cars. Tesla has not yet offered CCS adapters for its vehicles. It offers CHAdeMO adapters, but the charging industry seems to be turning to the CSC standard.
(But it`s always been slow. As Green Car Reports has noted, there are even more seats in the U.S. government`s Alternative Fuels Data Center database to quickly load CHAdeMO vehicles than in the CSC database.) Previously, every Tesla owner who wanted to recharge their vehicle outside the company`s Supercharger network had to bring their own adapter. EV charging stations in the United States generally have one of two standards: CCS (combined charging system), which was first introduced in 2013; and CHAdeMO, a trade name for a fast charging method. The 3 connectors in cars are history. Everyone knew that to make electric cars more convenient, you had to charge them much faster. At least people thought that if the batteries were small, cars could only drive 80 miles in a day. Over time, we have learned that the main reason for fast loading is to allow very long journeys, such as Z.B. The rides on the highway – slow charging every night at home works really well for the new generation of cars with larger batteries.
It is also useful for fleets and trucks. In Europe, it is not uncommon for charging stations to have no cable. Cars are expected to carry a cable to plug in.