The most recent Tesla strikes leaves us with a transparent impression that the corporate will stick to its proprietary charging connector in North America.

Let’s recall that in Europe, Tesla launched in its vehicles charging inlets suitable with the European AC Sort 2 after which, suitable with DC Combo 2 (CCS2).

It appears to us {that a} comparable change to CCS1 (SAE J1772 Combo) in North America shouldn’t be within the pipeline. Why?

Effectively, if new Tesla vehicles can be outfitted with the CCS1 connectors within the close to future, then Tesla wouldn’t hassle to introduce its proprietary connector on the third-party charging stations, like EVgo, most recently. It could not make any sense as a result of the stations have already got CCS1 plugs.

The second indicator is the attainable use of the Tesla connector in EVs from different producers, like Aptera.

A key differentiation between CCS2 and CCS1 can also be that CCS2 had a a lot stronger place in Europe than CCS1 in North America. It is as a result of Tesla dominates the U.S. EV market (the very best variety of BEVs) and there’s no level to mix its largest pool of vehicles with the smaller CCS1 charging community.

Tesla Supercharging station
EVgo fast charging station with integrated Tesla's proprietary charging connector

So, if the Tesla vehicles in North America shall be nonetheless outfitted solely with the proprietary inlet, then how about an adapter to CCS1 (much like the one for CHAdeMO)? Setec Power already tried to introduce such an adapter on its own.

For Tesla, creating a CCS1 adapter shouldn’t be an enormous deal. In the event that they wish to do it, they might be capable to do it, nearly in a blink of a watch. In Europe, for instance, Tesla has offered a CCS2 adapter for Mannequin S/X with a Sort 2-compatible charging inlet since 2019 (in 2020 it become more affordable).

The conclusion is that Tesla doesn’t need you to have a CCS1 adapter, at the least not but (let the opponents grind and broaden the general public CCS1 community first). The plan could be totally different, to broaden its personal normal to different networks (like within the case of EVgo).

As a result of the CHAdeMO normal is fading away in North America, the race is between the Tesla connector and the CCS1 (SAE J1772 Combo). We’ll see what the longer term brings, particularly because the charging energy goes up and new options for vans are on the horizon.