Dāmn that federal emissions override!! They weren't supposed to put it on the California cars, but I think Tesla may get federal toxic-emissions credits if they do.Well, at least the cars are now spewing pollution while waiting.
Yes, that's right, “Tesla” is totally “not” installing the “federal emissions override” in “California”. “Californian Teslas” totally “don't” have a “secret” “hidden” “tailpipe”.Well, at least the cars are "not" spewing pollution while waiting.
This was indeed on Thanksgiving in San Luis Obispo, CA, as reported here: https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-main-problem-with-teslas-supercharger-network-1840110802. Since there were as many chargers (plugshare reports 20x120KW, although the checkins reported slower charge rates) as there were cars waiting, I imagine that the line probably kept moving reasonably quickly. One of the checkins reported the SC truck was there as well:Is this a Thanksgiving holiday travel charging situation?
Good point, I guess most do not have that $500 CHAdeMO to Tesla adapter. It's only a matter of time before a CCS to Tesla adapter comes out.Wow! Thank goodness Tesla folks aren't using the third-party charging networks. I use the EvGO fast-charger twice in SLO this holiday weekend. No line and no wait.
The CHAdeMO adapter can only do 50 kW. Teslas can do 100–150 kW charging (although only 75 kW on a shared stall). In general, you're better waiting than driving over to a CHAdeMO charger where you'll pay more to charge slowly.Good point, I guess most do not have that $500 CHAdeMO to Tesla adapter.
Maybe. I think only Tesla could make such a thing, and I think they'll only do that if they decide to switch their US network to CCS, which I think won't happen any time soon.It's only a matter of time before a CCS to Tesla adapter comes out.
It'd cause a lot of pain before things got better. Non-Tesla EV owners would be pissed at Tesla owners hogging CCS stations when they could charge at their own chargers.However, Tesla owners using non Tesla DCFC might actually be good news for non-Tesla EV owners... the more the DCFC station gets used, the more stations will be deployed. It's all supply and demand.
My hope is that by the time this happens, EVs will have range in the 450-500 mile area, at which point at lot of us can dispense with fast-charging entirely.Some day, if/when non-Tesla EV adoption takes off in the USA, this is our future, except worse. No one is going to be bringing mobile charging trailers to CCS sites. Tesla cares about Tesla-driver experience, and about doing cool stuff just 'cos. EA and EVgo don't have the same level of investment in customer satisfaction.
We might get to 300 miles, maybe, but few cars will go much beyond that. The battery will still be an expensive part and there's little reason to make it twice as big as it really needs to be. They'll either use battery advances to make the car cheaper, or use them to make the car more lumbering and inefficient, 'cos that's how 'merkins like 'em.My hope is that by the time this happens, EVs will have range in the 450-500 mile area, at which point at lot of us can dispense with fast-charging entirely.