Tesla makes CCS adapter standard on new European Model S and X vehicles

Tesla developed its proprietary Supercharger system because it wasn’t willing to wait for other automakers to agree on a fast charging standard. Since then, CCS has become the most popular standard in the US and Europe, and sprawling new networks based on CCS are being rolled out as we speak.

Last November, Tesla announced that Model 3 vehicles sold in the European market would come with a CCS Combo 2 charge port, and that European Supercharger stations would be retrofitted with dual cables.

Now Tesla has begun including a new CCS adapter with all new Models S and X delivered in Europe. This means that all European buyers of new Teslas will have convenient access to CCS fast chargers as well as to Superchargers. According to Electrek, the device is only being provided to new buyers in Europe for now, but it seems likely that Tesla will make it available for existing owners to purchase before long.

Tesla says the adapter allows charging at rates of up to 120 kW, a limitation which is imposed “by the car and not the adapter.”


Source: Electrek

  • David Reeck

    The tax credit for EV purchases are still needed for a few years, but should not be available for the long term.

    • http://www.efest.ca Robert (Electricman) Weekley

      Credits or Rebates for EV’s – Could Also be Pro-Rated in Part, by the Use of them – in relationship to your current Vehicle! If it is just an ‘Add On’ to your Collection, it should get a Small Benefit, like maybe $1,500 – $2,500 versus the $7,500 Rebate. If your Trade in your older ICE Vehicle to buy the EV, maybe you should get $5,000 – $7,500. However – if Your Scrap the Old Car, Maybe you should get even a Higher Credit – or – a Direct Purchase Rebate, Like $10,000!? (Or – $2,500 Direct Purchase Rebate, plus $7,500 Tax Credit? Or 50-50: $5,000 Up Front, $5,000 in a Tax Credit?