Nissan Engineer Seems To Suggest CHAdeMO Is On Its Way Out – CCS For The Win?
A few days ago, we exclusively revealed that Tesla Motors had joined the CCS-based CharIN fast charging association that’s focused on getting 300 kW chargers into service in the next few years.
Now, it’s come to our attention (via a Chelsea Sexton Tweet & Reply conversation from a few weeks ago) that Nissan may indeed be considering abandoning CHAdeMO in favor of CCS.
The conversation includes some comments made by Barry Koval, who just so happens to be a Senior Project Engineer at Nissan Technical Center North America. The conversation started after InsideEVs revealed that Hyundai was switching to CCS.
Koval replied with a comment suggesting that CHAdeMO won’t be capable of supporting future long-range electric cars. Update: Koval says Nissan doesn’t have plans to abandon CHAdeMO in favor of CCS for now, but his comment does seem to imply that CHAdeMO has no future and that perhaps CCS is the way to go.
At least that’s our take on the conversation between Sexton and Koval. Perhaps there’s another way to decipher the comments posted above?