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German bill requires CCS and L2 plugs at every new fast charge point.

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by ScepticMatt, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    The main reason why CCS needed the extra pins is because they needed the socket to have backwards compatibility with the Type 1 (J1772) / Type 2 (Mennekes) AC connectors and the pins and wiring was designed for 80A (140A for Mennekes plug when going through 4 pins as in DC-mid mode). Yes, Tesla was able to get 370A through the same sized pins (in Europe; the US version actually has power pins the same size as CHAdeMO), but they played tricks in regards to insulation and charge tapering to get there. However, CCS being an open standard must to designed to be easily manufactured by a wide range of manufacturers and still be safe, so that is how it ends up.

    CHAdeMO on the other hand was designed like a gas pump nozzle (including a lever) and was originally designed for commercial use, so that is what carries over. The newer versions have slimmed down the design significantly, but the socket makes it so there is only so much you can do.

    Personally my order of preference is Tesla > CCS > CHAdeMO.
     
  2. smac

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    Completely agree.

    I will add one point to the order of preference though ;)

    Tesla > CCS > CHAdeMO > Tesla CHAdeMO adapter

    So if public points go to CCS (as is likely, for the very reasons you state) a move to a CCS inlet on the Model S/X/3 would be a welcome addition to EU cars (IMHO). There is no downside from usability POV, Superchargers would still work, CCS points would open up to us, and we still have the fall back to CHAdeMO with the adapter = maximum flexibility. The only downside I see is the marginal production cost increase to TM.
     
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    I agree. But a CCS adapter would solve the problem as well....
     
  4. smac

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    True.

    (It's a good job the trunk is so vast ;) :p )
     
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    In the US CHAdeMO is becoming the standard.
     
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    Not really sure about that one. Any evidence to support that? Nissan is the only one really pushing that standard.
     
  8. Kandiru

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    Public stations are also opening, eg Blacksburg, VA just opened 2 Mos ago.
     
  9. FlasherZ

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    There's "the standard" and "the de-facto standard", sometimes different.

    "The standard" for the US automotive industry is the SAE J1772-DC standard which has very little uptake. The i3 and Chevy Spark-EV have it, but there's a chicken-egg issue there. Very few pay the extra cost to put the quick charge option in the car because there are no charging stations deployed, there are no charging stations deployed because few cars have the capability to quick charge using CCS.

    "The de-facto standard" in terms of deployment is considered CHAdeMO - because of a wider range of manufacturers and deployers. I could put Tesla in here, but the fact the network is deployed and controlled by Tesla only takes a bite out of that argument.

    I understand why someone might say that CHAdeMO is "becoming the standard", even if it's not the "official" standard (yet). That said, I think we're in early chapters of this story. Most of the CHAdeMO chargers are underpowered... there are lots of manufacturers to join the game yet... there's a question whether the first-movers (Nissan in particular) can turn their position into an advantage, or whether they'll be cleaning up the experiments...
     
  10. ScepticMatt

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    Update:

    The bill didn't pass the Federal Council unchanged. Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und Berlin requested to postpone the decision for two days. The reson for the delay were concerns about the scope of the consequences. Hessen und Niedersachsen proposed many amendments. For instance, the bill is now expected to come into law in 2017 instead of in 3 months.

    electrive.net Ladesäulenverordnung, Berlin, Clever, Regensburg, Norwegen.
     
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    Thanks for the Update! It was delayed by two sessions though, meaning they will make changes and the vote will be in February.

     
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    A few questions on this proposal:

    -Could tesla just build the super chargers going forward using CCS and expect use of an adaptor when super charging? I have read some of the other threads on CCS to Tesla adaptors and it is not clear if this could be done.

    -It likely does not dictate the commercial terms to users. So in theory they could add to the stations and hold out for another manufacturer to pay them to use them? Using the existing infrastructure has got to be more cost effective than another manufacturer building from scratch. As an investor though, I would hope Elon would not give up too easily without a pretty big payout to Tesla.

    -Above point could be complicated by how you authenticate who is using the station. Seems some type of reader/card solution would need to be developed which does not exist on the stations today.





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    And here I will add the "opposite" question: - Could Tesla just build out the superchargers as usual, and just add Tesla-SuC-to-CCS adaptor?


    I have not read the German bill, but from my understanding of the EU-directive that this is based on it does demand use of an none-discriminating "add-hock" payment at a "reasonable" price to prevent Tesla to just set a high price for add-hock uses.
     
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    I hope Tesla can make some Lemon aid with these Lemons handed by the German Government. Perhaps Tesla can use this as an opportunity to further monetize the Supercharger network. They should price these chargers by charging by the minute, versus charging by the amount of energy dispensed. That should help the superchargers from getting clogged up by small batteried cars charging at L2 level speeds (cheaper for them to use a dedicated L2 charger than a supercharger).

    Awfully nice of Tesla to be creating a high speed, high reliability nation-wide L3 charging network for the German Majors. Perhaps next we will see a law requiring all Tesla service centers perform oil changes and repairs of BMWs, VWs, etc..
     
  16. Laserbrain

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    EU =/= Germany

    The EU is not governed by Germany.
     
  17. stopcrazypp

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    The provision to word the EU regulation in a way that would force Tesla to add the plug was by Germany. The other member states protested (I know UK did, but don't remember the others), but it seems like Germany forced it through if it remains on the regulation. I couldn't find the link to Tesla's and UK's protest at the moment, but I will add link when I do.
     
  18. Stretch2727

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    Could not agree more. He did say they would be adding the EU plug to the EU super chargers. He is pretty shrewd so I am sure he has a plan to make money from this. In my mind he says he wants to help all manufacturers adopt EV's at the same time his moves are fiercely competitive with the current manufacturers. (Franchise laws, superchargers, etc.). Tesla could become the EV charging VISA/MC of the world taking a small cut of every charge, at the same time I doubt this would amount Apple iTunes like revenue.

    I understand the need for a standard just like I could not build a house in the US with EU sockets/plugs but I don't have to leave everyone in my house to use my socket/plug. If this part passes into law I am sure there will be some challenges as is seems to be over reaching.
     
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    #259 Laserbrain, Feb 2, 2016
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    You got any proof of this because it sounds like bullshiut to me.

    Gemany has 96 of 751 votes in the EU. 12.8%. So get real.
     
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