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Why Tesla needs to bring a CHAdeMO adapter to the UK and Ireland

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by dpeilow, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    There's still no official word on whether a CHAdeMO adapter will come to these islands, but if you look at the CHAdeMO roll out that is gathering a pace then IMHO it absolutely should. This many 50kW charging opportunities shouldn't be ignored.

    There seems to be a misunderstanding at Tesla that most of the CHAdeMOs in the UK are at Nissan dealers. While they have a lot, you can see that even today there are many more that are in public locations.


    UKmap.PNG


    These are all locations that are announced (blue) or on the ground now (all others).

    In addition to these, I know of :-

    - 20 more going into the South West.
    - 35 locations with 2 chargers going into the South East.
    - 20 more around Yorkshire.
    - £2m funding for the North East.
    - Many more coming to Scotland (no more than 50 miles apart on major routes).


    So after a fairly slow start, now it looks like Japan watch out we're catching up!
     
  2. dpeilow

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    An update on this. I have updated the map which will always display the latest version in the first post, above.

    You can access the original Google Map directly here: UK and Ireland Rapid Chargers - Google Maps


    New CHAdeMOs are going in at a rate of roughly 1 a day now.
     
  3. jontracey

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    I really hope they offer the adaptor here in the UK, Tesla if your listening I will take one on delivery day of my model S, Superchargers will still be needed but its hard to ignore what companies like Ecotricity are doing, I will take 50kw over 22kw anyday of the week
     
  4. markb1

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    I saw a picture of the CHAdeMO adapter with what looked like the European Model S connector on it on Facebook. (San Diego Tesla Owners Group). Tesla was showing it off in Japan.
     
  5. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Do you mind sharing the picture with us?
     
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    Maybe not definitive - but there's now UK pricing for it, and it appears as an option to select when ordering a UK-spec model S.

    Of course, being able to order one doesn't guarantee when or if it will eventually be delivered...
     
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    Have pinged my contact to see if/when it will be offered in UK
     
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    just had an email back from Tesla the CHAdeMO adaptor is avaialble to order in the UK at the very nice price of £850 :-(
     

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