Tesla’s CHAdeMO quick charge adapter is now compatible with the Model 3 (update: Tesla backtracks)

Tesla has sold a CHAdeMO quick charge adapter for Model S and X for a while now.  When Model 3 hit the road using the same plug as the S and X, people assumed the adapter would work with the Model 3, but early tests showed that it did not.

That seems to have changed today with an update to Tesla’s shop, which now states that the Tesla CHAdeMO adapter is compatible with “the North American version Model S, Model X, and Model 3.”  It has also been added to the “adapters” section of Model 3 accessories.

Update: not long after this post, Tesla changed the text in their shop again, and it now states that “CHAdeMO is not compatible with Model 3,” contradicting the page from earlier today (which you can see via Wayback Machine).
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BorgWarner unveils new onboard battery charger

Automotive parts supplier BorgWarner has released a silicon carbide onboard battery charger that is compatible with 400, 600 and 800 V systems. It accepts AC inputs with 7.4 kW, 11 kW, and 22 kW power ratings. Optional DC-to-DC converter rating integration from 2.3 kW to 3.6 kW is available.

“Our technical center is dedicated to designing onboard battery chargers that are uncompromisingly suitable for the global electric and hybrid vehicle markets,” said BorgWarner President Joel Wiegert. “Our latest offering with its silicon carbide technology provides maximum power conversion efficiency, thus saving energy and delivering an extended range.”

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Illinois’ ridiculous $1,000 EV tax is no more, still-crazy $248 tax is highest in nation

The Illinois legislature has approved a $45 billion transportation bill over the weekend to help improve the state’s infrastructure. Among other things, this bill includes a punitive $248 tax on electric vehicles. With this tax, Illinois will boast the highest EV tax in the US (ahead of GA and WV at $200).

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VW ID.R electric racecar runs fastest emission-free lap of all time on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

The VW ID.R, an all-electric race car built by Volkswagen to beat some racing records, has officially run the fastest emission-free lap of all time on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. more…


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Lyft to offer free charging to Portland Green Mode EV drivers

Lyft is partnering with Portland General Electric to offer its EV drivers free charging at a number of Portland area locations.

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Tesla Model X gets turned into ‘police patrol car of the future’, Tesla is working to integrate police features

The Victoria police in Australia are deploying a new Tesla Model X as part of their fleet and they see the electric vehicle as “the future of road policing.”

Tesla is reportedly working with the police department to integrate features into the main screen. more…


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