It’s Takes To Long To Charge My Car?

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A common consensus is that electric cars  take too long to charge.

Most drivers with gas-powered cars take 10 or 15 minute at a gas station.

But, electric car take  hours rather than minutes.

Those basic facts can be disputed by car salesman.

For example, the new Tesla can get quick charge in 15 minutes.

Yes …How far will that take you?

About 86 miles….

Not bad

The real facts are that the average American  drives fewer than 35 miles per day—about half the range of most  electric cars.

Of course this depends on the individual .

Most electric cars are parked overnight charging at the house and then, are ready for next day.. what no gas?

Well at  least your not driving around looking for the cheap gas…

Reviewing other articles on this site … all electric cars can accept the first two levels of charging …and the Tesla Super Charger, CHAdeMO, and SAE Combo can give the quick charge..

So what do you mean by quick?

Well its not the Level One…at 120 volt you are lucky to get 4 to 5 miles in a hour.

Level Two gives only 25 to 40 miles in a hour….that depends on the type of electric  car you have and its internal charger..

As more and more super chargers come on board the quicker the charge..

The new Tesla Model S and all Models X, with their 85, 95, and now 100-kWh battery packs, can charge at a faster rate and for a longer period of time.

Did I mention quicker?

Unfortunately not all quick chargers work with all modern electric cars.

In the USA, here are three  types of quick chargers: CHAdeMO, SAE Combo, and Tesla Superchargers.

The CHAdeMO quick charger  was design 2010 as a partnership by  Nissan, Mitsubishi,Toyota, Fuji  Industries and the Tokyo Electric Power Company.

So its not surprisingly, that the CHAdeMO cords are compatible with electric vehicles made by Nissan, Mitsubishi and now Tesla.

The number of CHAdeMO DC Quick chargers installed up to today is 13295.

— (Japan 6958 Europe 3866 USA 1956 Others 515) last update 2016.10.11

http://www.chademo.com/wp/chademocharger/

 

SAE Combined Charging System, or “Combo Cord” as its called.

Came about because several American and German automotive engineers,  decided that the CHAdeMO connector and protocol were inadequate.

In 2012,  J1772 connector the standard for most charging applications in US

needed  some additional pins to accommodate DC charging up to 90 kW.

The Combined Charging System name, often referred to as “Combo Cord” or “Combo Coupler.”

General Motors and BMW are the first to be compatible with the SAE Combo Cord.

Following on the original article, here is an update to the table:

            Total number of Electric cars sold per type of Fast Charger

Year

Chademo

CCS

Tesla

2011

33.301

2012

38.852

2.721

2013

72.701

3.391

22.442

2014

100.280

25.521

31.655

2015

2016

108.680

68.394

45.273

29.715

50.567

54.033

                        29,715

                        54,033

Total                   E V’s   sold per Fast Charger             153.142           

It looks like 2017 race between Chademo and CCS, and the Tesla Super Charger..

Total Chademo  13295  World wide

Total CCS