Skip to comments.Tesla Model 3 In Europe Will Come With A CCS Charging Port [EU standard]
Posted on 12/09/2018 12:38:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv
On November 14, Tesla officially unveiled its Model 3 sedan in Europe and began inviting customers on the Old Continent to place their orders for the most affordable vehicle in the company's lineup of all electric cars... left-hand-drive versions of the Model 3 are expected to be available in Europe in the first half of 2019 with right-hand-drive versions coming available in the second half of next year.
That's good news, but what is really exciting for many living there is that those European-spec Model 3s will come equipped with a CCS charging port, giving Model 3 drivers many more opportunities to charge their cars. CleanTechnica readers have noted this after talking to Tesla staff, and Tesla has confirmed more broadly as well.
Tesla currently has 430 Supercharger locations in 23 European countries, but providing access to existing CCS chargers will add 5,500 more charging points for Model 3 drivers to use...
Tesla has begun adding CCS cables to its Superchargers in Europe in addition to the DC Type 2 connectors that are already standard equipment beginning at Supercharger locations on the busiest routes. Future Superchargers will be fitted with both types of cables. Tesla is expected to begin making CCS adapters available to Model S and Model X owners in the near future so they can use CCS charging equipment as well. The price of the adapters is expected to be around €500.
Note that Tesla already offers CHAdeMO adapters, which is how the Tesla Shuttle Model S and Tesla Model X in the picture below were able to fast charge at the GreenWay station in the photo. And there are cables for 22 kW charging that are available for the non-superfast CCS charging available at these stations and others.
(Excerpt) Read more at cleantechnica.com ...
Tesla owners in Germany got a surprise early test drive of the Model 3, shown in this PR piece from Tesla. Part of the appeal of the Model 3, besides its price relative to EU-made EVs, is its more compact size, which works better in Europe with its medieval legacy streets and small parking lots.
BTW Macron, smaller size and lighter weight was one reason our much-maligned Sherman tank was ideal for use in France, with its unimproved roads, narrow lanes between hedgerows, and jiggy jaggy village avenues. Y'know, in WWII, when we saved your alleged ancestors' asses for the second time in the 20th century?
Jaguar I-Pace, off road and on track | Fully Charged
YouTube | June 6, 2018 | Fully Charged
Posted on 12/08/2018 7:37:41 AM PST by SunkenCiv
It’ll be interesting and refreshing when a US-built EV takes a chainsaw to the EU market.
All-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3 will have 338-mile range, start from around £52k
Tesla has confirmed European pricing for the Model 3, as well as a 338-mile range for the all-wheel-drive version
Last Updated: 05 Dec 2018
Tesla has confirmed European pricing for the all-wheel-drive models of its Model 3 saloon, with the standard version coming in at 58,000 euro and the all-wheel-drive Performance at around 70,000 euro.
The yellow vests want to know if it burns as easily as a gas car.
The tires will. About the only chance Macron has to stay in power is if starts handing out gift certificates for all-day cups of coffee and the morning paper to each of the protesters. Oh, sorry, that was snarky, but you started it! ;^)
Does th3 Paris model come with auto-ignite?
I'm sure they'll introduce an adapter soon enough. :^)
Just one question: are we using tax money to subsidize these electric money pits even when they’re exported?
Why should I care? I don’t live in Europe and I don’t plan to ever purchase an EV. I”ll stockpile spare engines and transmissions for my Hemi Charger if they should ever stop producing them.
I haven’t the foggiest idea what electricity costs in Europe but gasoline is incredibly expensive...twice to three times what it costs here.It seems to me that electric cars might have a future in Europe.
My daughter has a model 3 and loves it. So do I. She says she’ll never drive anything else.
What does it cost to recharge it at one of the charging stations? Just wondering.
I hear ya.
I’m a car enthusiast so I’m interested in the trends and advancements, but I doubt that I’ll ever purchase an electric car (never say never).
I have a ‘37 Chevy pickup and a ‘69 Mustang fastback. Both I rebuild from the ground up. Both I intend to drive until they won’t let me anymore (and maybe even then some). I have little use for new cars.
Don't you know? No? That follows.
If you hid under the bed, that would keep you from commenting so much on stuff you don't care about.
Gasoline is expensive in Europe because of massive taxation. Once electric cars become more common, to the point of cutting gas tax revenue, expect them to be taxed.
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