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CHAdeMO Adapter now $450 but still 'Available Soon'

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by fuelsman, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. fuelsman

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    Tesla now lists the CHAdeMO adapter for $450 instead of $1000. However it is still listed as a'Available Soon'. Also the HWPC is now $750 the same price as the Model S ordering page.
     
  2. Sgt Barone

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    Excellent news! Much more reasonably priced.
     
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    Hooray! Thanks for sharing this information! I might actually get the adaptor now (and by "now" I mean, "when it's finally available").
     
  5. green1

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    The price is a nice change... but is $450 for an item you can't buy actually any better than $1000 for an item you can't buy?

    It only matters if they ever actually release it...
     
  6. Vger

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    I am frustrated by the delay also, but this is something that has to accomplish a ticklish task-- interfacing with units manufactured by multiple third-parties. I am glad they are taking their time to get it right, otherwise it would be an expensive collection of frustrating experiences.
     
  7. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Yes, but the the Nissan LEAF and the Mitsubishi i MiEV also have to deal with all these multiple third parties and seem to have accomplished the task.
     
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    Are LEAF's and MiEV's now charging at super charger sites?
     
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    Both Nissan and Mitsubishi seems to be able to deal with various CHAdeMO sites.
     
  10. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    True, but both Nissan and Mitsubishi are founding members of CHAdeMO and developed the system in parallel years before the cars were even production models (and back then the standard was still a "TEPCO" standard in 2008). Also, many of those third parties will be using the Leaf and iMIEV as reference EVs (not the other way around). In other words, the chargers will be designed to work best with those two cars, rather than those two cars having to adapt to the chargers (given the market share of the vehicles).

    In this case, Tesla will have to adapt to the chargers.
     
  11. PhilBa

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    I think it's also the case that neither of those two cars are going to be stressing chademo chargers the way the Model S + adapter will.
     
  12. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    We already have a thread about the CHAdeMO adapter: CHAdeMO Adapter

    Could we continue the discussion there? Thank you!
     

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