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Combo Connector

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    Deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 in Europe have just started. So too have some accounts of the most significant difference included in European-market versions of the electric sedan: their CCS Combo DC fast charging port. One of those first accounts has come from the European charging network Fastned, which already operates many stations with 175-kw CCS hardware. On that 175-kw hardware, Fastned showed that the Model S charged at a peak just above 125 kw. What’s especially of note, based on this graph, is that it stays at that maximum from around 10 percent state of charge all the way...

  • 2015 Kia Soul EV and 2014 Nissan Leaf, at Blink DC fast charger  -  Fife, WA
    Some Electric-Car Public Charging Stations Get Used, Others Don't: Why?

    Nearly five years ago, as a tidal wave of charging stations were rapidly planned for some West Coast regions, in support of a new wave of all-electric and plug-in vehicles, the question may have become, 'Where can the stations be installed?'—when it shouldn't have budged from, 'Where should...

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J-1772 "combo" electric-car charging plug
    SAE Finalizes New Electric Car Fast Charging “Combo Connector”

    After months of planning, the next-generation J1772 electric car charging standard has been approved by the Society of Automotive Engineers. As expected, it is based on the current J1772 Level 2 charging connector found on cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf and 2013 Chevrolet Volt, but adds direct...

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