Any traction battery pack manufacterer recomends to fast charge the battery to 80% and drive. Even with slow overnight charge a manufacturer does not recomend to charge it to 100% moreover, if you will not travel a long distance next morning. A fast charge to 80% prevents your battery pack to overheat and be more healthy. It is not good for the pack health to pump electrons 'to fast' using a fast charger. An EV on-board computer stops to charge it at 80% or sometime little bit earlier according of the battery temperature and other conditions to make your batteries livespan longer.
No, because it is not just a simple wiring adapter like a Tesla to J1772. Communications protocols are different for
those fast chargers and you need a real-time protocol translator based on a good processor (as a computer processor).
FYI: Tesla Corp. has created Tesla to CHAdeMO adapter (~$450) with processor and software inside.
An electrician can make for 20 minutes any wired adapter that will connect eg. your dryer outlet to your charger (EVSE) plug. CCS is the only competitor to the Tesla Supercharger. Tesla made the CHAdeMO adapter to promote the fast charger and fight the main CSS competitor. To make the adapter it is making real-time protocol translator. Eg. an Arduino with a 'proprietary translator software' can do it. It is much easy to translate CCS J1772 protocol to Tesla then CCS because a Tesla charging protocol based on J1772 protocol, that why you can charge a Tesla from any public J1772 charger just using a simple adapter with few wires inside, provided by Tesla with any Tesla car.
Yes, only one time on mount road uphill driving my Leaf. During the last decade I drow my Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, and Toyota RAF 4 with NiCd batteries.
I did not make my destination just a mile short.
"Usually, people who stuck w/o gasoline - stuck w/o electric energy!"
Do not drive from 100% to 0% and measure the driven distance. It is dangerous for your battery!
Ask your manufacturer to measure the degradation if you have some doubts and you are not a technical person.
Here are excellent links to follow
Few labs in 2019 tested a modern Li-ion cell for 1 million miles with degradation approx 50%. Even in a Mercedes ICE car 'everything' has been replaced after a half-million mile and it's frame and body only may drive to 1 million. Some Electric motors work 24x7 a 100 years on water pumping station replacing bearings and brushes. All modern electric motors are brush-less, have composite bearings forever and lifetime warranty. EV traction pack usually has 50-75 k-miles warranty of 20-30% degradation. For more explicit info on a battery visit batteryUniversity.com
No. The panel charges the Auxiliary 12VDC battery only. There is a few advantages:
Yes, any EV can charge from any Tesla Destination Charger using the simple (4 wires) JDapter
because Tesla uses J1772 charging protocol on any Tesla's chargers, including Tesla's Home (Wall Connector)
and mobile chargers (Mobile Connector). JDapter does not fit to Tesla Destination charger in Europe.
The next answer may be dedicated to a Darwin Award Winner of the year :
The answer is NO for L3 DC Superchargers!! Even your JDapter fits. Tesla protocol is smart enough to detect that you try to supply 400VDC to 240VAC circuits, but if not? Do you aspire to win the award??
P - stands for Performance. The major difference between Tesla and Tesla P: Performance Tesla mostly has been optimized for racing, specifically for drag-racing or maximum mechanical power burst from motors in a short time. Sometimes the power optimization brings the efficiency and the range slightly down. Eg. Model S P100D 2017 accelerates for 2.4 seconds from 0 to 60mph and has combined 98MPGe vs. similar Model S 100D accelerates for 3.4 seconds and 102MPGe respectively.
If you do not have 240VAC in your Main Load Center ➠ You share your outdoor distribution transformer with your neughbor. And only professional electrician will show you the neughbor with whom you share it. The fast and cheap solution would be my Doubler that connects to your neughbor 120VAC outlet and your 120VAC outlet. With my patented Doubler you will not burn electronics in both houses if you try connect it to a heughbor outlet that is from a different outdoor distribution transformer. Moreover my Doubler has accumulative kWh meter that you can shaw each month or year to pay to your neughbor for exact energy consumed by your EV.
The expencive and stationary solution would be to get new Service Line from your Electric Provider
EV as ICE car can drive in harsh road conditions: See results, winter driving data, tips, and video
real winter testing in Norway Feb 2018, near-polar temperature by brave EV club members.
Tested 5 most popular Europian BEV [A ➛ Z]:
Yes, the EV range is affected by low temperatures, as well as charging time. And EV-s do not have a free heat as ICE cars have.
But Norwegians would drive their EV-s forever, there is no back to ICE cars!
Norway’s government subsidizes EV sales up to 50% with no sale tax and maybe it will ban a new ICE (noncommercial) cars to sell by 2025. 12 Electric Cars Jan 2020 Testing in Norway
It does not convert the voltage, but it controls the current accordingly and protects you. The EVSE has a computer inside that runs safety J1772 protocol. It is responsible for your safety and your EV safety. Eg: You can start to charge your EV with 240VAC while you standing in water in heavy shower and wind, you are 100% wet! You should not have any fear to be electrocuted while you are wet and you see green safety light is on at any public charger. Also, it never overcharges your EV batteries and it increases and decreases amperage according to your EV onboard computer requirements and temperature measurements. You can charge your EV anywhere on earth on any public chargers with J1772 plug. Modern level 3 public charger has 900VDC dangerous voltage that may instantly ash any wet human if it would run w/o the safety protocol. The safety protocol is checking first - ground, second what did you connect to it and also other things and only after it is recognized the EV and all necessary specification, it turns on itself. If you disconnect a plug the EVSE dangerous voltage turns off itself during one millisecond! It has the same protection principles as 120VAC household GFCI outlet mounted next to a water faucet.