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I think its on the right side for left hand drive. There are some pictures from the Japan spec ones that have ccs on right and CHAdeMO on the left. I would also prefer it on the left for left hand drive.
 

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We may have to "back in"! I thought I had seen the right-side port on the European (right-drive) cars and left-side port for the left-drive cars. Do I have it backwards? There are so many new EVs coming out now on the market that it is easy to get them confused. One (help me out here) had the AC port on one side and the DC port on the other side (same car). But that was a prototype, I think. Will they be available on the West coast first, then the East coast, then trickle to the middle?
 

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From a convenience standpoint, I'd like to step out of the car, reach for the power cord on the wall and plug it in right there. Having to walk around the car to the passenger side to plug the power cord in is an unnecessary nuisance and a consideration when deciding which car to buy. My Nissan Leaf has the port in front which works as well for me.
 

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From a convenience standpoint, I'd like to step out of the car, reach for the power cord on the wall and plug it in right there. Having to walk around the car to the passenger side to plug the power cord in is an unnecessary nuisance and a consideration when deciding which car to buy. My Nissan Leaf has the port in front which works as well for me.
Welcome @bcancelliere.

Which other cars are you looking at buying aside from the Ariya?

Confirmed the charging door side myself on the Nissan USA site and I'm also disappointed.
 

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The one I saw on You Tube TODAY had two ports. It was a right-side driver EV. The port on the driver's side (right) had the J-1772 port. The reviewer did not mention or open the left side port, but did say the EV had a 130 kW max DCFC charging rate, so I suppose the DC port was on the left. I still feel that this was a prototype and that production EVs will have just one port. {bcancelliere}: I agree. Near the driver's door!
 

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Welcome @bcancelliere.

Which other cars are you looking at buying aside from the Ariya?

Confirmed the charging door side myself on the Nissan USA site and I'm also disappointed.
At this point, what ever Toyota comes out with. I'm really happy with the Leaf, so I'll wait for what ever cars come out and see how they review after a couple of years on the road.
 

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If you live in an area where the DCFC EVSE penetration is high, the range of the Leaf may be more than adequate. However, here, where when travelling NE the nearest DCFC is 236 miles away, some other EVs will make the better choice.
 

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At this point, what ever Toyota comes out with. I'm really happy with the Leaf, so I'll wait for what ever cars come out and see how they review after a couple of years on the road.
There's not much about it yet but Toyota is calling it the bz4x. It's part of their partnership with Subaru.


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The one I saw on You Tube TODAY had two ports. It was a right-side driver EV. The port on the driver's side (right) had the J-1772 port. The reviewer did not mention or open the left side port, but did say the EV had a 130 kW max DCFC charging rate, so I suppose the DC port was on the left. I still feel that this was a prototype and that production EVs will have just one port. {bcancelliere}: I agree. Near the driver's door!
Do you have the link to the video? I'm curious check it out and see if it was a prototype.
 

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I've seen pictures with the charge port on the left side, and other pictures with the port on the right side.

See Nissan unveils 300-mile Ariya electric SUV with liquid-cooled battery, 130kW CCS charging, starts at $40k - Electrek for example.

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I think that the port will be on the passenger side, so left port for right drive cars, and right port for left drive cars.
I would prefer port on the left side, due to my present garage layout.:)
I saw a video where they explained that in a lot of markets there are chargers on streets with parallel parking. Having the charger on the passenger side of the vehicle made sense to make it easier for people who charge in these markets.
 

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I saw a video where they explained that in a lot of markets there are chargers on streets with parallel parking. Having the charger on the passenger side of the vehicle made sense to make it easier for people who charge in these markets.
A lot of cities in Europe have curbside EV chargers for street parking. It's something that I wish more American cities would do. Are you planning on getting an Ariya @Fyreshard?

 
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