Combined charging system

Combined Charging System (CCS) is the most common charging standard for European fast charging. Third parties operate public pay-to-use charging networks across Europe. The charge stations are equipped with a fixed cable, which can be directly plugged into Model 3. Model S and Model X need an adapter to connect to a CCS charge station.

Model 3 is equipped with a CCS port so no adapter is needed. All Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles produced after May 1st, 2019 have the technical capability to charge at CCS Combo 2 charging sites with the use of a CCS Combo 2 adapter. Source: Electrek

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Tesla Combined Charging System
CCS Combo 2 Adapter

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Past Tesletter articles

CCS adapter available in North America soon

We mentioned the adapter getting released in South Korea one or two Tesletters ago and we wished for Tesla to release it in the USA. Tesla Charging official Twitter account confirmed this week that the adapter will be available in North America soon 🎉.

From issue #186

CCS adapter seems to be a bit disappointing

According to the first reports, the charging rate is never going to go past 60-70kW. I hope this is a software limitation and they improve it later on as they test it more.

From issue #187

CCS charger in European Model 3

We have talked about this for weeks, here is the first real image of the CCS port on a European Model 3.

Read more: Twitter

From issue #43

CCS Combo 1 Adapter now available in the US

A few months ago, we talked about a way of getting one of these imported. Well, this week Tesla just started selling them on their website. If you want access to other fast chargers, like Electrify America, you should get one of these while they are still in stock.

From issue #235

CCS Combo Adapter price drop

With Tesla opening up the Supercharger network to non-Tesla vehicles, it might be a good idea to get a CCS combo adapter just in case. Tesla has lowered the price this week from $250 to $175.

From issue #255

CCS1 Retrofit cost

This Tesla owner has shared the cost of the CCS1 retrofit on Reddit. There was some miscommunication around if the $450 cost included labor, and it seems it does (as well as the parts). Good to hear!

From issue #257

DC charging limits lifted in Europe

Teslas in Europe come with the CCS Combo connector- which is standard across EVs and charging stations there- but until now, Tesla was limiting the max kWh allowed in DC chargers, not anymore! Pictures in the tweets.

From issue #144

DIY Retrofit CCS compatibility for Model 3

A reader from Tesletter recently asked me about the CCS retrofit for their Model 3. If you are the kind of person who likes tinkering with their Tesla, this article explains how to DIY.

From issue #221

First CCS Supercharger in Norway

In Homestrand (Norway), 4 of 16 stalls have now dual chargers. First M3’s are expected in February.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #41

How to order CCS1 to Tesla adapter from Korea

Do you need a CCS1 to Tesla Adapter? Sadly, Tesla doesn’t sell this in the USA, but seems that you can buy it from Tesla in Korea and get it shipped to you in the USA. I wonder if Tesla will change this if the number of US orders goes up.

From issue #214

Refreshed Model S spotted with new taillights presumably for CCS compatibility

Tesla needs to start shipping this to Europe soon, folks there have been waiting for a long time now for the refreshed S!

From issue #195

Tesla CCS1 adapter tested in US

If you order a CCS1 adapter or you are thinking about it, here is a video of it being tested in the US.

From issue #214

Tesla launches CCS adapter for Model S and X in Europe

All Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles produced after May 1st, 2019 have the technical capability to charge at CCS Combo 2 charging sites with the use of a CCS Combo 2 adapter. Tesla also confirmed that they will start offering retrofits for older Model S and X soon ($500). This is good news if you own a Model S or X and the Supercharger network isn’t great in your area. If you can do all your charging on the road using the Supercharger network tho, it doesn’t seem to me like you need to purchase since all Superchargers have the “Tesla connector”.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #59

Tesla Model 3 charging at 125-126kw on a 175kw charger

The new CCS superchargers are fast, look the graph of this Model 3 in FastNed (Netherlands).

Read more: Reddit

From issue #46

Tesla Model S Takes 135 kW using CCS combo 2 adapter

A Tesla owner from the Netherlands tried his Model S 100D (not Raven) after the car was retrofitted with hardware for CCS and got to a stable 135kW. This is great news since it increases the number of fast charging locations that Tesla’s can use in Europe (the CCS connector is the default connector for EVs there).

Read more: InsideEVs

From issue #67

Tesla reduces CCS upgrade prices in Europe

Tesla has reduced the price for the CCS upgrade of the Model S and Model X for V3 superchargers in Europe from 500 to 299 euros. The new price was negotiated by European Tesla clubs. I still hope that Tesla extends CCS to the USA at some point.

From issue #124

Tesla to open up CCS fast charging for European Model 3, Model S and Model X

Awesome news for future Tesla owners in Europe! Tesla is embracing the standard which enables Teslas to use other networks in Europe without special adapters.

Read more: Auto Express

From issue #34