Clash of the Quick Charging standards
As this article over at Auto Blog Green describes it’s going to be really interesting to what happens with Quick charging. The SAE has approved their Combo Plug, which combines J1772 and a new Quick Charging plugin into one. That’s great! Except we are now rolling out hundreds and possibly thousands of new Chademo quick chargers that the Nissan Leaf is using with nearly 20,000 leafs out on the road.
Whats going to happen? Who knows at this point. If the SAE becomes the standard, can you simply upgrade and swap plugs on a Chademo or even upgrade existing Nissan Leafs? Tesla is going it’s own route with it’s own SuperChargers. Awesome. just what a new industry needs is confusion! You could look on the brighter side and say that competition will eventually figure it out. Let’s hope so.