Tesla Lastly Releases a CCS Charging Adapter

After an extended wait, Tesla has lastly launched an official CCS adapter for North America that permits Tesla drivers to make use of off-brand public charging stations. The brand new CCS Combo 1 (CCS1) to Tesla plug is now out there in North America for $250.

As electrical automobiles proceed to achieve reputation, Tesla needs to advance the expertise for everybody, not simply itself. Consequently, the corporate is busy testing methods to let different EV homeowners use its charging community.

Nevertheless, this implies its expansive charging community will get busy as soon as Tesla’s new Magic Dock arrives and it opens the Supercharger community to any electrical automobile. Many Tesla homeowners are fearful the change will enhance wait occasions or overload stations, giving them nowhere to prime off their batteries.

Fortunately, after first releasing a charging adapter in South Korea final 12 months, the official Tesla CCS adapter is out there stateside for $250 on Tesla’s web site. It’ll begin delivery within the subsequent few weeks. Sadly, there’s a catch, and the adapter doesn’t work with all Tesla fashions.

“The CCS Combo 1 Adapter is appropriate with most newer Tesla automobiles, whereas some automobiles could require a retrofit to make sure performance with third-party CCS stations. We advocate checking that your automobile is on the newest out there software program previous to signing in to your Tesla Account to confirm automobile compatibility.”

In keeping with the Tesla Retailer, this new adapter solely works with the newer Tesla Mannequin 3/Mannequin Y automobiles, together with the newest Mannequin S and X. You probably have an older Tesla, you’re nonetheless out of luck, a minimum of for now. It appears to be like like automobiles older than 2020 gained’t work with the adapter out of the field.

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The corporate will provide a retrofit answer to work with older automobiles, however we’re not anticipating that addition till someday in 2023. That mentioned, anybody with a more recent Tesla could wish to seize this adapter as quickly as doable. Get yours from the hyperlink under.

by way of Electrek