CCS charging network in Europe is on the rise

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  1. Michael Russo

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    Alternative to T≡SLA SCs, and to ChaDeMo, the CCS infrastructure/network is on a fast track growth in Europe... now all we need is the right adapter... ;)
     
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    More on EU charging network growth. Don’t know if it will be CCS though likely.

     
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    Recent update on the growing availability of CCS fast charging on our European shores... including some up to 100 kw!
    Where is that T≡SLA/CCS adapter?!

     
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    To all our European friends, two recent & informative Elektrek articles talking to the now well underway development alternative charging networks - I prefer to call it complementary, providing the appropriate T≡SLA to CCS adapter can be found (unless EU T≡SLAs in the future are adapted for CCS accordingly, which would make sense...).

    1. https://electrek.co/2018/02/09/ultra-fast-charging-network-europe-nissan-renault/

    which contains this detailed on ‘Ionity’, the one announced in earlier posts on this thread:
    2. https://electrek.co/2018/02/06/map-ionity-ultra-fast-charging-network/


    In the latter, these sections caught my attention:
    They are planning 400 stations with a capacity of up to 350 kW across Europe by 2020. They started work on the first 20 stations last year and they plan to hit a total of 100 stations this year.
    The stations will be installed along highways and they will focus on enabling long-distance travel – much like Tesla’s Supercharger network.
    Most stations are first expected to have a capacity of 150 kW, which should be up in time for the first electric vehicles capable of hitting that charge rate coming to market.’
    ‘Tesla is finally seeing some decent charging network competition – though they are already almost at 400 stations in Europe and they plan to double that by the time Ionity gets to 400 ’...

    Interesting info. 2020 will be an exciting year, even more so as we’ll all have our Model 3 by then!! :cool:
     
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    My reservation for Model 3 in the UK still suggests "Early 2019" which I take to be end Q1 or early Q2, but it's good to know that if it does not work out there will be alternatives for Tesla speed rapid (very rapid) charging, especially for trips to other countries, which EV owners have had problems with up to now, not because of technical/mechanical compatibility, but because of the huge plethora of different subscriptions and smart cards/apps you need going from country to country. In this regard it is vital that Ionity and the other systems have single European subscriptions, and do not operate in national silos in every country.
     
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