Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

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Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von dpeilow » 23. Nov 2015, 17:06

Hi all,

Long-time EV scene member Tony Williams of Quick Charge Power in the USA is now planning to offer a CHAdeMO upgrade for the Roadster. Having already offered such a product for the RAV4 EV (with similar drivetrain) this should be a relatively simple upgrade. The unit is roughly 28 x 12 cm so can be mounted in the trunk or other free space at the back of the car.

The price will be US $2999 and Tony is looking for several deposits to make this happen. See:

https://speakev.com/threads/chademo-for ... its.13058/

http://shop.quickchargepower.com/JdeMo- ... adster.htm


To me this sounds much more interesting than the $30k Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade...

One caveat is he is looking for people or companies that can perform the upgrade in Europe. We have one candidate in the UK but hopefully there are competent people in Germany too. It is apparently a relatively easy job, no more than 4 hours but needs high voltage expertise.


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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von nikwest » 23. Nov 2015, 17:38

This seems like a really cool project. I'm definitely interested if somebody can be found for installation in Germany.
 
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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von dpeilow » 23. Nov 2015, 18:38

If you want to see what the RAV4 EV version is like, check out their twitter page: https://twitter.com/QCpower/media

It is apparently non-invasive to the car's electronics and reversible.


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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von nikwest » 23. Nov 2015, 19:10

Quite impressive. I'm wondering if the socket could be installed in the front of the roadster. As far as I can tell there are two boxes. The socket with the charging electronics and some kind of junction box, which intercepts the PEM connection to the battery?
 
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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von dpeilow » 23. Nov 2015, 22:29

Yes I'd also like the socket to be in a more discrete location than in the trunk. Your idea was already mentioned over on TMC so maybe it could happen.
 
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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von dpeilow » 24. Nov 2015, 17:10

Here are a couple of pictures that better show their hardware for the RAV4 EV.

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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von dpeilow » 1. Dez 2015, 19:27

So they are now taking FULLY REFUNDABLE deposits for the project. They need a certain amount of commitment to make it go ahead.

http://shop.quickchargepower.com/JdeMo- ... adster.htm
 
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Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von nikwest » 1. Dez 2015, 21:33

I will first have to talk to my service center how it might affect my warranty. If they commit to still do annual service and don't void my bumper to bumper warranty except battery I'm good to go.
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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von dpeilow » 2. Dez 2015, 10:43

And just to add to that, closing date for the first round of deposits is February 29th 2016.

They plan to test an alpha version next week.
 
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Re: Tesla Roadster CHAdeMO Upgrade

von juanmax » 3. Dez 2015, 16:42

I do not have any warranty left. So I am all in for this update!
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