Over 250 CCS/Combo Chargers In Europe

JUL 31 2014 BY MARK KANE 13

ABB Terra 53 C

ABB Terra 53 C

The CCS/Combo fast charging infrastructure is growing in Europe (or rather some countries) at a rather rapid rate.

Since our last report a few weeks ago, the number of chargers increased by 25% from more than 200 to 262 as of July 31!

One drawback is that only 157 of them are open 24/7.

There are many new open stations in Norway and the UK, however CCS/Combo is going nowhere in eastern/southern Europe.

If pace does not slow down, the 500 mark should fall by the end of the year.

To see direct locations please visit CCS Charge Map – Europe

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“One drawback is that only 157 of them are open 24/7.”

There might be more that are open 24/7, unfortunately the source data does not always include that, and it’s only marked as 24/7 on the map if the data confirms it.

I think the pace is even much faster, I zoomed in on the map and identified at least 3 chargers in Germany that I know of, which are all not on this map.

Also the map shows no CCS chargers in France. I heard from an EV-friend that there are at least 15 installed in France already.

Do you know any sites that list those stations? The CCS-Map works by indexing known data sources. The source are mostly stuff I found by reading InsideEVs or submitted by users of the site. If I have a data source then I will gladly add them to the map.

Hi, your map/list is great. You could add Ccs stations operated by Volkswagen and some (few) of their dealers.
They are shown in volkswagen.de/e-mobility


How come the USA can’t install fast-chargers at that pace?!?!?

Do you really want an honest answer to that? 😉

I recently read an article in a popular magazine of a german car-club (ADAC) about CCS-Stations along the Autobahn A9.

They said they paid using a smartphone and got charged 9€ (~12.60$) for charging up their e-golf!

In case they were right, these stations are just useless..

Why are the stations useless? It appears you’re describing an entirely normal charging experience.

If they had to fill up the equivalent sized petrol car, how much would that cost?

I agree. Running DC fast charging stations is quite expensive at the moment and we can’t expect anyone to do this for free. If they do (like Ecotricity in the UK for example) then that’s great, but I rather have pay-for DC charging than none at all.

The electricity price at home can be up to €0,3/kWh in Germany. That would be €6 to charge it up at home. Then €9 to charge it on the road does seem like a pretty fair price.

Good stuff… do we know if these chargers are CCS only or if they include other charging standards as well?

My opinion, it makes no sense to install mono standard stations unless they are for captive fleet and dealerships.


By clicking on each pin you can see if a L2 and/or CHAdeMO is present at the location. The goal of this site is to show an overview of hopefully all CCS stations. Since many CHAdeMO chargers have been online longer it seems they are easier to find through other sources.

If there is however a big need for a similar map for CHAdeMO I could probably build that one too.

From looking through all the data my general impression is that most non-dealership public chargers are in fact multi-standard (most seem to use devices providing 50kW CHAdeMO, 50kW CCS and 43kW AC).