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Roadster charging in Europe

Hello all Europe Roadster owners. I ask you, because this website doesn't give any info about European charging systems: What kind of connectors European Roadster allow? What about three-phase? Currents, voltages, plugs?

That latest blog shows two pictures where Roadster is apparently connected to standard 400V@32A three-phase connector. Is that standard mobile charger equipment?

Ad van der Mer, Sorry you feel that way. But since my post were among the last six post, feel compelled to comment. I am not a techno and I don't know much about EV's but I have learned a lot, especially form the two other people in the last six post. Don't know of any who have contributed more actual technical input than timo or BrianH because I anticipate they love the EV's and Tesla's. Just read back through the posts and you will see what I am talking about. As for me since I don't know any techno stuff I am just sort of the proverbial "man in the street" surely you have room for discussion that doesn't always pertain to just the "nuts and bolt's" and highly technical aspects of the cars. This might get kind of tedious and booooring to some at times, just a nice mix of technical stuff and up to date infor for potential buyers and owners, some "knock down drag out technical arguments{ complete with probably some offensive personal stuff thrown in} along with a little humor at times and even antedotes{sp} about various experiences of people who post is extremely interesting to me. As this gives the site a human dimension and I ask you what is really more interesting than fellow human beings. Wish you would reconsider and stick around because I have read some of your post and they were very interesting and informative.

Can we at least try and keep the Roadster forum here for Roadster owners, people thinking about getting the Roadster or even people interested in learning about the Roadster? The 'submit ideas' thread should be the official dumping ground for all the other stuff.

Yes dsm363, request granted. I will start with question. Since Roadsters are such good looking sporty cars will Tesla continue to make and innovate with them even as they move into the Model S and Bluestar era?

Yes, although they haven't quite said how.

I believe the current plan is to use up the existing "skateboard" platforms from Lexus, then, after the Model S is under way, use the Model S platform to design, or maybe adapt, a new Roadster chassis.

Well, there'll be a complete reworking of the Roadster, anyway. Seems to me the S platform is a bit large for a Roadster?

The new Roadster will likely be a much bigger car and more like a Porsche with two small, not that useful back seats is my guess.

Talking about Porsche, it is a rear-engine car with excellent front aerodynamics which obviously can be made even better tweaking rear end. I think Porsche would have been better model for Roadster than Lotus, but I guess early Tesla didn't have much choice in that matter.

Because of that my fear was that Porsche goes in competition with Tesla, because in my eyes it is the only company with resources, experience and basic useful design to beat Roadster. They didn't.

Now Tesla have their own factory and some experience how to build such thing in mass production, so better Roadster is more than likely to be produced in less time than it take to design and make Model S. Other dinosaur-companies are falling back in this particular technological bandwagon. They need to play catchup later, and that is a good thing for Tesla.

Now, Timo. You know Elon's dream is to inspire as many copy-cats and competitors as possible in order to Save The World Faster!

Best way to inspire such thing is to show them that if you don't do what I'm doing you will be out of business pretty soon. Works like charm.

Elon is much nicer and more co-operative than that.


Jeez, I just observed noticed the huge increase in allowed tags below under the comments box. I'm not 'nuff of an HTML 'spert to know what

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of them are!

Looks like overkill. Why would you need 6 levels of headings? And images! Let's see:

Hm! The img worked, but ul made a paragraph break.

Today i checked the annual report and found, that Tesla already delivered 3-phase charger to Daimler for the A-Class E-Zell. Its only 400V/16A 3-phase with 11kW (3h for 38kWh pack). A vienna rectifier works on 3-phase 32A is much better, is very compact an lightweight compared to 80A 277V single-phase. JB Straubel promised to me 3-phase charging for Model S.

In Europe a Control Pilot signal will also be required. Does anyone know whether the current production vehicles can be upgraded to support this?

What I've read on the Pilot Signal is the same, you would have to connect the right wires, but a Roadster uses the same pilot signal as the European and US charging stations.

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