Sign up for email notification, then jump on it when the restock email hits. Worked for me.
I set up an email notification, but when I got the email I rethought the purchase.
We know Tesla manufactures a CCS adapter for the European market, which is a standard becoming increasingly common over here as well. Playing around on Plugshare, CHAdeMO doesn't seem to be nearly as common. I'm going to wait until they release a CCS adapter, to my understanding that's about half the price.
Perhaps, but part of my decision also had to do with the more common standard going forward.
I haven't researched every new EV, but the E-Tron, I-pace, and Taycan support CCS rather than CHAdeMO. The upcoming Mach E as well as the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicles will use CCS, as is the Chevy Volt and their upcoming flood of electric models over the next few years.
I fear the writing is on the wall for CHAdeMO. In Europe, the CCS adapter for the S and X sells for $190. With virtually everything going forward using that standard, I expect this adapter to be available at some point. I don't want to spend $450 on something that will be obsolete within a year. Just my thoughts, though, I don't imagine CHAdeMO will be disappearing altogether.
Ordered mine yesterday. Never received an email notification that it was back in stock. Had been checking daily for several weeks and finally saw it was available when I checked yesterday morning. Very frustrating.For those interested in this piece of hardware it's now back in stock in the Tesla Store
Of course I see this thread from the perspective of a guy who borrowed the adapter to find it doesn't really give me any real flexibility on this trip. Superchargers outnumber third-party significantly along this route, so haven't had the occasion to use it. I'm itching to try this thing out.
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