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Charge Port for Europe

Hi All,

I talked to Lenny at the Tesla Store in M about the charge port for european version of the Model S. I was a little bits surprised to hear that Tesla plan another port for Europe. Clearly they will use a 3 phase system, but I was suprised to hear it might come without supercharge capapablity in this particular port. Maybee another second port for DC fastcharging? I don't know. I would hate it so see having this ugly Typ2 socket on my Model S :-(

I would rather only use 2 of the 3 phases with 32 Amp or maybe 63 Amp, than having to haviing a second socket for DC-Supercharge.

Does anyone know more about chargeport for Europe? Thx

I don't know anything about that, however it seems quite reasonable...
European version of Model S would have 2 charging ports (lets say one on each side of the car)... one for 3-phase charging (3 or 4 big pins in a connector) and one standard same as US version capable of supercharging (2 big pins in the connector).
3-phase and 1-phase charging is very different :(

DISCLAIMER: I am only guessing and I am very curious about it :-) I am hoping for CHAdeMO support too, but that's another story :)

I talked to Tesla recently and they suggested that the EU version would "talk all languages" but I guess we have to wait for a few more weeks to find out what that translates too.
They also said great things are coming - I asked would it make Christmas - it was suggested that would be good - I asked would it make 5th December (Dutch St. Nicholas) that didn't get picked up.
All this waiting is not doing my productivity much good...

Here in Norway the CHAdeMO charger is quite widespread, so a support for this would be a BIG asset. I hope hey can make it look nice too, though. The reason for purchasing this car is mostly that it is a real car with good design. I don`t want a big ugly port for charging sticking out anywhere! Anyways I don`t want to wait any more. If this means that they are postponing the release to Europe I would go for the original. It is just a cable.


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