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Great car, shame about chademo!,, surely i was right to dismiss this car because the charging is by the betamax of charging. Its the only vehicle running on this protocol !!! Thats gonna get old very fast and then your stuck with 7kw type 2 on the m1 at midnight! Please tell im wrong and the 50kw chademo is here for the forseeable?
 

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They're not going to be removing Chademo from chargers any time soon. Ionity is a CCS only network, but every other network installing new rapids is including Chademo, and they'll all still be there in 5 years time. And many of them are 100kW units. Which doesn't help much, but bear in mind Ecotricity units at motorways only pump out a maximum 42kW, if you plug into one of the Polar Ultrachargers for example, you will get the 50kW limit of the car.
 

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Chademo is generally more reliable than CCS, and there are no shortage of chargers with this connector. The LEAF is not the only car to use this connector, even if it is becoming less popular there are cars still being made today that are fitted with it. Likewise there are rapid chargers being fitted today that still have Chademo too.

There are only 2 real exceptions:
1) Ionity. Nobody really cares about that because they are too expensive for people to really consider even if their car does support it!
2) Ecotricity have new chargers that are CCS Only planned for some motorway service stations. They have already confirmed that this does not mean that they will remove the existing 50kW units however. All of them do have Chademo, and are very reliable at the 42kW mentioned above.

There are plenty of reasons why someone may want to dismiss a Nissan EV, but their use of Chademo definitely shouldn't be one of them!

Please tell im wrong and the 50kw chademo is here for the forseeable?
You are wrong. Chademo isn't going away anytime soon.

stuck with 7kw type 2 on the M1
PS. You posted this in the forum for the 24 and 30kWh LEAF. These cars use Type 1, not Type 2 like the 40 and 62kWh models... It's also worth noting that if any connector was going to be removed from rapid chargers anytime soon, it's Type 2 AC anyways, not Chademo.
 

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Chademo might have lost the fight for future in Europe but
  • Leaf is not the one car. Outlander, iMiev, cZero etc have Chademo
  • only DC charging available today supporting V2G (bi-directional)

Chargers are not going anywhere. Most charging is done at home. While select new installs might be CCS only, I’m okay with using Zap-Map etc to know where to charge it when out and about.


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