Sadly, I’ve to appoint the second technology Nissan Leaf, however solely as a result of it nonetheless makes use of a CHAdeMO port for quick charging.
For people who don’t know, CHAdeMO plugs are being phased out in favor of CCS plugs. Most new charging stations embody just one CHAdeMO plug, in the event that they embody any in any respect. CCS to CHAdeMO adapters should not out there, so it’s turning into more and more tough to quick cost a Leaf, whilst quick charging infrastructure is quickly bettering.
I’ve had many situations the place I’ve arrived at a charging station to search out the CHAdeMO plug just isn’t out there. The plug is usually being utilized by one other Leaf driver, however is extra typically occupied by somebody charging a automotive with a CCS plug (most chargers with a CHAdeMO plug even have a CCS plug; you may solely use separately, so if somebody is utilizing the CCS plug it’s important to wait till they end charging to make use of the CHAdeMO plug).
The worst is ready to cost when there are 8 open CCS plugs, however some dipshit insists on utilizing the one charger with a CHAdeMO plug to cost their CCS-equipped automobile. This occurs often.
This makes highway journeys in a second technology Leaf tough, regardless of its fairly lengthy vary.
I don’t know why Nissan hamstrung this automobile with archaic charging expertise.
Effectively stated, Stig’s Misanthropic Cousin. Notice this isn’t the primary time “Nissan” and “archaic” have appeared in the identical sentence.
Urged by: The Stig’s Misanthropic Cousin