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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

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    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

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    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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