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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Videos about Combined charging system
Combined Charging System (CCS) explained
In this video I will explain how the Combined Charging System (CCS) work and what is the process of communication between the car and the charging unit.
First supercharger in Norway with CCS plug
First supercharger in Norway with CCS plug by Bjørn Nyland.
Past Tesletter articles
The new CCS superchargers are fast, look the graph of this Model 3 in FastNed (Netherlands).
Read more: RedditFrom issue #46
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: InsideEVsFrom issue #67
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: RedditFrom issue #59
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 ExpressFrom issue #34