One of the major barriers to the world’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is the lack of a supportive, universal charging network. Different charging incompatibilities can be frustrating and prevent an EV owner from being able to properly charge – unless, of course, they own the right adapter.
Tesla Korea has shared plans to launch a Combined Charging System (CCS) charging adapter in the first half of 2021, according to a post on the Tesla Motors subreddit. The post, as shared by user u/seunghoyang, explains that the news was originally shared over the Tesla KakaoTalk channel.
Whether the part will, at some point, be launched globally is unclear. While the part would be a major benefit to those living in Korea, many users commented requesting the part in North America too.
CCS Plug charging mechanisms are available on most non-Tesla charging stations, and are very common throughout the United States midwest, as well as throughout much of Canada.
Why Tesla doesn't support DC combo ccs1, Korean and american charging protocol, while it support DC combo ccs2 in Europe..
— Pooh_huny (@ddoii) September 20, 2019
In any case, the charging barrier presents a large one when considering the world’s move to sustainable transportation. As the charging infrastructure grows stronger and stronger, we’ll likely see more adapter availability within the next decade.