Model S will have optional CHAdeMO adapter in Japan

Tesla hasn’t said whether or when US customers will be able to buy adapters for CHAdeMO and the new SAE Combo US standard.

 

The ever-expanding kingdom of electrical cables and plugs will soon be gaining a new species. Japanese blog MONOist reported, and Tesla has confirmed that it will offer an optional CHAdeMO fast charging adapter when Model S goes on sale in Japan later this year.

Tesla prides itself on doing things differently than other automakers, and it has developed its own proprietary Supercharger fast charging standard. However, it would be silly not to give Japanese drivers a way to use CHAdeMO, as it is by far the leading quick-charge standard in the country, which boasts some 1,900 charging stations. CHAdeMO is standard equipment on the Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
 
Tesla hasn’t said whether or when US customers will be able to buy adapters for CHAdeMO and the new SAE Combo US standard.
 
 
Updated: 1/14/13 – 10:15AM EST
Sources: Green Car Reports, Autobloggreen