Tesla Korea to Launch CCS1 Charging Adapter in Early 2021

Tesla CCS1 charging adapter. Tesla Korea plans to launch CCS1 adapter within the first half of next year. Photo: via u/seunghoyang on Reddit.

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.


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.