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Supercharger network compatibility across regions

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by roger2014, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. roger2014

    roger2014 Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    Tesla cars and Superchargers in Europe use Type 2 (not Type 2 Combo) connector. Cars and Superchargers in US/Canada have a different connector (which one?). That's fine since it would be quite rare occurrence for a US car to go to Europe or vice versa (albeit this is interesting topic in itself - what will work and what will not - charging, 3G, etc., what changes will be mandatory, etc.)

    What connector use cars & superchargers in China (and are they the same as in Hong Kong)? What in Japan? What in Australia?

    The 2016 supercharger map for Europe already showing locations in Russia - so, the question comes: are Europe cars compatible with China and/or Japan superchargers and vice versa? Sooner or later China and Russia coverage will overlap. Also, plenty of Japan second hand ICE cars are sold in Russia - sooner or later Model S will join those.
  2. miimura

    miimura Active Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Los Altos, CA
    USA, Canada, and Japan are the only markets that use the Tesla proprietary connector. All other global markets use the Tesla customized Type-2 inlet. However, there is talk of the China cars being made compatible with their GB standard (AC and DC?). I don't know how that will be accomplished. It could be an inlet change or possibly an adapter.

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