Submitted by ar on July 29, 2013
All European Model S comes with Type 2 connection at the car side. With dual chargers 3 phase AC it gives 20 kW, so if charging from 3x32A 400VAC its no problem getting full charge in about 4-5 hours.
The question is regarding the supercharger since this is using DC up to 90 kW (or will 120 kW be available in Europe to?).
Type 2 connectors only admit charging with maximum 43 kW from 3 phase AC, not DC. How does this work? I haven't seen any other inlets on the car except for the Type 2 connector.
How did Tesla Solve this problem? Will Superchargers in Europe have Type 2 connectors? It just doesn't make sense to me. Could then all other cars with Type 2 connectors use the Superchargers? Anybody know anything about this yet?