With the CHAdeMO adapter shipping, I decided to try to see how much time it would take to get a charge in an 85 with a CHAdeMO charger. Many CHAdeMO chargers are limited to 50 kW and 125 Amps. In addition, the Tesla CHAdeMO adapter is limited to 125 Amps. I put this together with Battery charge state vs battery Voltage. Assuming that charge current was limited to 125 Amps or the Supercharger current, whichever is less, I then calculated CHAdeMo charge power and rated mph charge rate. My raw and not well explained calculations are at Supercharger 2015-02-05 - Google Sheets Here are some interesting results: Starting charge power at 360 Volts is about 45 kW and 150 mph. Max charge rate before the 85 battery current limit kicks in at 393 Volts is 49 kW and 164 mph. Time to reach 80% SoC from 0% via CHAdeMO is 1:22 Tesla claims Supercharger time of 0:40 to reach 80% from 0%. On this slightly cold evening, it took me 0:50 to reach 80% from 0% on the Silverthorne Supercharger. A 50 kW CHAdeMO only takes an extra 42 minutes over a Supercharger to get to 80% and more, and 32 minutes more than my cool evening example. A 50 kW CHAdeMO needs about 56 kW AC in or a breaker (80% continuous load) of 85 Amps, 3-phase, 480 Volts. For locations with only 208 Volts, the need is 200 Amps at 208 with a step up transformer to 480. This is serious power, but within reason. Given this, and the installed cost of a CHAdeMO Charger being somewhere in the range of $15k to $30k, it may be interesting to consider crowd funding some CHAdeMO chargers on underserved routes where it will be a long time for Tesla to get Superchargers deployed.