Tesla reduces CCS upgrade prices in Europe


Tesla has reduced the price for the CCS upgrade of the Model S and Model X for V3 superchargers in Europe from 500 to 299 euros. The new price was negotiated by European Tesla clubs.

The new price is apparently valid throughout Europe – in Switzerland, 300 francs are being called for. As the German association Tesla Fahrer und Freunde (TFF) confirmed on Twitter, the English counterpart “sat down at the table with Tesla” and negotiated a new price for the CCS upgrade. “Since the V3 Superchargers only have CCS stalls, sooner or later it will be unavoidable for drivers of Model S and X to upgrade,” writes TFF.

Tesla has also confirmed the new price on their website. “The CCS Combo 2 retrofit service costs 299 euros including the cost of a CCS Combo 2 adapter,” it says there. The maximum charging capacity with the upgrade is 142 kW. But this figure is not set in stone: “Further information regarding peak charging capacity will be communicated as soon as it becomes available”.

With the introduction of the Model 3 in Europe, Tesla has for the first time brought a vehicle with a CCS charging socket onto the market; the supercharger stations in Europe have also been equipped with an additional CCS cable. Although the new V3 superchargers allow charging capacities of up to 250 kW, they only have a CCS cable. In other words, anyone who wants to charge with a Model S or X at a V3 station needs the CCS upgrade.

For this, the Model S and X require an adapter that allows the CCS cable to be connected to the Type 2 DC socket converted by Tesla. Vehicles built before May 2019 must also be converted – newer models have the modified on-board electrics ex-works.

With the CCS upgrade, the Model S and X can charge not only on the V3 superchargers but also on other rapid chargers.

teslamag.de, tff-forum.de, tesla.com (all in German)


about „Tesla reduces CCS upgrade prices in Europe“
27.08.2020 um 02:21
I have a 2020 model S, and it can't charge on v3 superchargers (even with the adapter)...
26.06.2021 um 12:39
Hello I have done CCS upgrade and its functioning fine. You don't get more power, but you get more spots to charge. Charging profile looks unchanged. BUT I could not use my UMC gen1 (universal mobile conector) after upgrade (which I use to charge at home). Tesla keeps saying that is cable defect, but I have tried it on other car without upgrade and its working perfectly. So if you have an older UMC you should think that you can need a new one. And the price is double of the upgrade.

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