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Sadly, I’ve to appoint the second-generation Nissan Leaf, however solely as a result of it nonetheless makes use of a CHAdeMO port for quick charging.

For many who do not know, the CHAdeMO plug is being phased out in favor of the CCS plug. Most new charging stations solely embrace 1 CHAdeMO plug, in the event that they embrace any. There aren’t any CCS to CHAdeMO adapters out there so it’s changing into more and more troublesome to quick cost the Leaf, at the same time as quick charging infrastructure quickly improves.

I’ve had a number of cases the place I’ve rushed to the charging station to seek out the Chademo plug will not be out there. The plug is typically being utilized by one other Leaf driver, however extra typically occupied by somebody charging the automobile with a CCS plug (most chargers with a CHAdeMO plug even have a CCS plug; you should use a CCS plug). Can solely use separately, so if utilizing a CCS plug you will want to attend till it finishes charging to make use of the CHAdeMO plug).

The worst is when there are 8 open CCS plugs, however some dipshit insist on utilizing a charger with a CHAdeMO plug to cost their CCS-equipped automobile. This occurs typically.

This makes highway journeys troublesome within the second technology Leaf, regardless of the longer vary.

I do not know why Nissan impressed this automobile with archaic charging expertise.

Properly mentioned, the Stig’s misanthropic cousin. Observe that this is not the primary time “Nissan” and “archaic” have appeared in the identical sentence.

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