These are the worst electrical vehicles on sale at present

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Sadly, I’ve to appoint the second-generation Nissan Leaf, however solely as a result of it nonetheless makes use of a CHAdeMO port for quick charging.

For many who do not know, the CHAdeMO plug is being phased out in favor of the CCS plug. Most new charging stations solely embrace 1 CHAdeMO plug, in the event that they embrace any. There are not any CCS to CHAdeMO adapters out there so it’s turning into more and more troublesome to quick cost the Leaf, at the same time as quick charging infrastructure quickly improves.

I’ve had a number of situations the place I’ve rushed to the charging station to search out the Chademo plug shouldn’t be out there. The plug is usually being utilized by one other Leaf driver, however extra usually occupied by somebody charging the automotive with a CCS plug (most chargers with a CHAdeMO plug even have a CCS plug; you should use a CCS plug). Can solely use separately, so if utilizing a CCS plug you will want to attend till it finishes charging to make use of the CHAdeMO plug).

The worst is when there are 8 open CCS plugs, however some dipshit insist on utilizing a charger with a CHAdeMO plug to cost their CCS-equipped car. This occurs usually.

This makes highway journeys troublesome within the second technology Leaf, regardless of the longer vary.

I do not know why Nissan impressed this car with archaic charging expertise.

Properly stated, the Stig’s misanthropic cousin. Word that this is not the primary time “Nissan” and “archaic” have appeared in the identical sentence.

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