The adapter was first introduced in Korea about a year ago, and seems to have seen an increase in charging capabilities since then.
Adapters sold in South Korea are limited to 100+ kW peak charging, adapters sold on Tesla’s US website can charge up to 250 kW.
However, the maximum charging of Tesla electric vehicles may not necessarily reach that level as “most third-party stations are not capable of charging Tesla vehicles at 250kW.”
If circumstances suggest that the nearest charging station is a third-party station, Tesla owners may thank you for the adapter no matter how fast it charges.
What you need to know is that this adapter is not compatible with all models. For now, only the latest Model 3 and Y as well as the updated Model S and X can use it.
Owners can check if their vehicle is compatible with the adapter by looking in the Control menu, then in the Software menu, and finally in the Additional Vehicle Information menu.
If the vehicle says “Enabled” you should be all set, but if it says “Not Installed” you can’t use it yet. Additionally, owners can check by logging into their account on the CCS Combo 1 Adapter page of the Tesla website.
The good news for longtime Tesla owners is that they may soon be compatible with the adapter. The company is working on a retrofit, and suggests owners check the website in early 2023 for potential availability.