On The Scene: First Dual Combo/CHAdeMO Charger On The East Coast Goes Live
Georgia is in the news again!
Monday March 24th, 2014, Georgia Power will officially open the first Dual SAE Combo (CSS) and CHAdeMO Charger on the east coast in Dunwoody.
This efacec QC50 (Parent company out of Portugal with a local office in Norcross GA) unit has two plugs that can charge both CSS and CHAdeMO standard. The unit can operate one charging session at a time, but at 50kW (max 62.5 kW) it delivers great performance in a short period of time. Delivering close to 7 kWh in just 15 minutes on a 2013 NISSAN LEAF.
Although, there are no cars in Georgia that will benefit from the new standard, the BMW i3 is around the corner and for a $700 option you can enjoy DC fast charging. One other vehicle on the market has a CCS connector, but it is offered by GM as a compliance vehicle in California only. Maybe it is about time to bring Chevy Spark EV to the East Coast.
Below: Gallery of new dual standard station