Any pending changes to charger and/or fast DC charger?

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    The only thing that disappoints me is the lethargic charging rate, 3.3 kW. Any rumors of something higher, 6.6 kW would be great! Or better still, a CCS option for fast DC charging?

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    Bob Wilson
     
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    There's a CHAdeMO plug in the Japanese version, but not in the US.
     
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    People have upgraded their chargers in Volts and Leafs.

    I do not see Toyota offering a larger one though. GM only bumped the gen2 Volt's charger up to 3.7kW from 3.3kW. For PHEV, the manufacturers likely have figured that a faster one isn't worth the cost for the few people willing to pay the price.
     
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    Not that I'm aware of. Even the Outlander PHEV is expected to exclude the DCFC in US-spec.
     
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    Thanks!

    I suspected that would be the case until Toyota takes another look at the RAV4 EV and start sharing the technology across their lines ... That is probably about 3-4 years in the future.

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    Yeah with the newly formed EV division headed by Akio himself, we may have to wait til 2020 to see what they come up with. I don't know if they're still going forward with the plan for a fuel cell Lexus LS to be the official car for the Tokyo Olympics or whether they'll push for an EV. This is a slightly "looser" timeline than the Gen 1 Prius (from the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show concept car to the Dec 1997 launch)
     
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