Watch First Use Of The Tesla Common Wall Connector With Chevy Bolt EV

The lately launched Tesla Common Wall Connector is envisioned for charging all EVs in North America, whatever the AC charging inlet – NACS or J1772.

After unboxing and sharing the primary impressions just a few days in the past, our colleague Tom Moloughney had a possibility to put in the brand new charging unit and conduct an preliminary take a look at with a non-Tesla electrical automobile.

The Common Wall Connector was put in instead of the Tesla GEN3 Wall Connector and related to a Chevrolet Bolt EV – the primary strive turned out to achieve success, though the initiation of the charging session took marginally longer than with the GEN3 Wall Connector, in keeping with Tom.

Tesla’s new charging answer can be utilized for each NACS and J1772 autos as a result of it has a built-in J1772 adapter, which might be connected to the NACS plug if wanted. It is form of like an AC equal to the Supercharger’s DC Magic Dock (built-in CCS1 adapter).

In line with Tesla, the Common Wall Connector is rated at 11.5 kilowatts (48 amp output)  and is supplied with a reasonably lengthy 24-foot cable size. The size of the cable of a common charging unit is very essential as a result of varied EVs have charging inlets positioned in several positions.

In line with Tesla’s web site, the Common Wall Connector begins at $595 (in comparison with $475 for the usual Wall Connector, which is just for NACS-equipped autos). Orders are already being accepted, however delivery will start in October 2023.

General, the introduction of the Common Wall Connector appears to be a really sensible transfer for Tesla, forward of the final transition from CCS1 (DC) and J1772 (AC) charging requirements to NACS, which mixes AC and DC charging eventualities in a single connector. We already described the upcoming fade of the J1772 AC charging plug in North America, as a aspect impact of the swap from CCS1 to NACS.

A number of the different producers lately introduced NACS charging tools for AC charging, however none have launched a common system, which might be capable of deal with NACS and J1772-equipped autos.