Nissan and CHAdeMO are no worse off now than what they would be had EA never existed.cwerdna wrote: ↑Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:30 amEA seems to be doing the bare minimal (legally required?) to "support" CHAdeMO given that they're VW of America owned and EA was part of their dieselgate penance. They got to spend $2 billion of their own $ on a network where they could stack the deck in favor of their own brands (VW, Audi, and Porsche) and their US-market interests by setting a trend/forcing the hands of other automakers, including Nissan.ejm4 wrote: ↑Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:59 pmI watched a YouTube video from Out of Spec Motoring. They visited EA and he asked several questions and it seems as if EA plans to minimally support CHAdeMO and will focus more on CCS. Interesting enough they (EA) has partnered with Tesla to supply battery storage for EA.
VW is giving free infrastructure to EVERY CCS EV in America. If any 'deck stacking' is happening , it is from the S. Korean brands
And of course nothing is stopping Nissan from spending a couple $B of their money to build out a network that 'forces' the hand of others.
In my opinion the US regulators acted foolishly, but not because they supported CCS. CHAdeMO should have been ignored, and Tesla cables added to the EA network instead, as befits the scope of EPA/CARB to maximize the reduction of pollution. That is done by supporting the charging protocols of the cars that the majority of the public are buying.