Tesla claims discrimination by NY courts
The Californian EV manufacturer says they face discrimination by New York’s infrastructure policies, as they only provide initiatives for providers that support both CHAdeMO and CCS. Clearly Tesla does not feel they should have to upgrade their chargers.
While we have seen many barriers put in place by various economic and political organizations to hamper the seemingly unstoppable growth by the Californian EV manufacturers, this one may actually have a point. By forcing Tesla to provide charging options for vehicles that are not their own, New York is preparing for larger electric vehicle infrastructure, and by making demands of manufacturers, is putting their money where their mouth is.
Now it just remains to be seen if other manufacturers are confronted with similar regulations. Unified charging infrastructure has proven fairly successful in the phone business, with Apple’s obvious exception, but only after political involvement took place. It is not unlikely, that the EV business might follow similar paths.
I agree. You can not have free market for everything. Some agreed on standards are good for everyone. Imagine mains frequency being 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 100 Hz depending on the supplier.
Sorry but that is not the same.
Tesla agrees with standardized connectors they just believe they have the most useful well-designed and largest fielded number of vehicles and chargers. With their network in place network in place using a set standard connector that other makers would be better off using the current standard would be set.
Instead each maker seems to want to stake out territory with a competing design that has no commonality creating just as many problems as you would expect from that choice.
Saying that the largest network of chargers must give access to non-standard devices instead of saying non-standard car port makers must supply adapters for using the standard is just stupid as the day is long.
Sorry but that is not the same as different cyclic rates on electricity (by the way look at your compute power supply sometime and you will see that it does indeed do all of those automatically switching any of the world standard voltages and hertz to dc output for your device). You should be angry with the low end makers trying to add complexity to the situation by using non-standard charging requirements instead of trying to add complications to the one working standard already widely distributed and in use world wide.