Probably cost. These are expensive enough already and so far in relatively low numbers. Few people want a tow bar anyway, so very few of these cars would use one. Getting the approvals for those few would add extra cost to all but proportionally quite a lot to to the low numbers.Why are EV manufacturers not getting their vehicles type approved for towing?
Vast majority of Scottish AC public chargers are 3 phase 22kW, presumably for reasons of future proofing and because other 3 phase ratings would be non standardDo you mean home chargers or public chargers?
Where you have a 22Kw public post it is usually also rectified into DC with CCS or Chademo options. To make use of a 3 phase charger at home you'd need a car that can make use of it plus an expensive charge point, and really you dont need home charging to be that fast.
Do you have a car in mind or is this a DIY build? Would help to give you more concrete information about your situation.
I need something with tow bar, and I,m looking at the polestar or volvo. Dont see any of the smaller cars with tow bar. Sat in the new 208gt the other day. Nice little car. But no towbar. 20k for petrol and over 30 for ev. Yikes. I think I read the id3s only able to put bike rack on its tow bar.
How Johnny public will get their heads round , this sort of stuff and this charging malarkey, is beyond me.
The Tesla Model 3 can be ordered with a tow bar as can the Model XWhy are EV manufacturers not getting their vehicles type approved for towing? OK towing a trailer will bite into the range, but if I could get to the tip and back on a full charge (10-15 miles and I doubt towing a trailer would bite into my 24kWh Leaf's range that much) that would suit me OK. As it is, having a trailer is requiring my wife to keep an ICE for such occasional trips.
This is really bad advice.Zoe isnt approved for towing but Clio towbars fit and unlikely any plod will know - for occasional trips to beach or garden trailer it shouldn't be an issue but really depends what you want from a car and what you want to spend.
I presume there are cars that can take advantage of 22kw chargers then?
22kW 3𝛟AC was an option on Tesla Model S and is standard on Renault Zoe. 43kW 3𝛟AC is optional on Zoe.Renault Zoe. May be an option on others...but not many
The car picks the highest rate that is compatible with the car, the post and the charge lead.So are the early 22kw public chargers only able to charge at the rate of the onboard chargers. Not sure why folk are going for 3 phase 22kw chargers if their cars are n't up to it?
The B250e on-board charger charges at 3.6kW on 1-𝛟 and 11kW on 3-𝛟.Also check the charging specs very closely - some max charging rates for on board chargers are 3 phase only and public chargers can be single phase, something like a Mercedes B250e for example has to have 3 phase to hit its max charge rate, some people are surprised when they plug into a public charger and its charging at 7kw when the on board charger's max is more than this.
That's very hard to believe - the only difference between a single and 3-phase charger is the front-end that converts AC to DC. From then on it's identical. It would be very wasteful and unduly costly to implement a full charger per phase.11kW EVs all have 3 16Amp chargers, one for each phase.
Here is the wiring diagram for a UK spec i3 with 11kW AC on-board. Sorry about the poor quality. I've got a better one at work...That's very hard to believe - the only difference between a single and 3-phase charger is the front-end that converts AC to DC. From then on it's identical. It would be very wasteful and unduly costly to implement a full charger per phase.
Only if you hack it. Unmodifed the car charges at 3.6kW on single phase. THere is a long thread on the B250e section.The B250e can do 7kw single phase, ab