1997 Rav4-EV Valadation Prototype
Charging Coupler detail
Pictured here is the earliest version of the Yazaki pre-j1772
charging coupler as well as the fully developed
Yazaki DC/DC fast charging capabilities. As noted on this vehicle's
main page, also of interest, the technology that is DC/DC
charging is called 'Supercharging' in today's vernacular since
Tesla coined that term for marketing purposes in 2012.
We find it curious that the public-at-large believes
that Tesla invented DC/DC charging along with many modern electric
car technologies by itself, when indeed, Tesla's claim
to success is more accurately in-line with manufacturing, i.e.:
'availability', and the inherent 'marketing' of those preexisting
technologies rather then the actual
creation of same.
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