Bjørn Nyland Talks Tesla Model 3 Issues With IONITY/Tritium Chargers07/27/2019
Ultra-fast charging is still in the early phase of development – here is one of the issues reported at the IONITY network.
The Tesla Model 3 in Europe is able to directly use CCS Combo 2 fast chargers, but it turns out that at least at high-power IONITY chargers, there are some issues.
According to Bjørn Nyland, the charging can randomly stop. It happened already multiple times at various states-of-charge and power levels, so the cause is not yet known.
It might be related to the Model 3 (software) or the Tritium chargers. One guess is also that the specific metallic sound when the charging is interrupted is caused by quick temperature changes when charging a not heated battery pack at high power.
IONITY is aware of the Tesla Model 3 problem and reportedly is trying to help by re-starting the sessions at no cost.
More tests would be needed also at other high-power chargers to see whether it’s the Model 3 or Tritium only. For now, reports from other (non-Tesla) electric car owners suggest that maybe it’s more a Tritium issue.
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