CCS Charger Installs Surpass 500 In Europe

3 years ago by Mark Kane 17

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 500 In Europe

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 500 In Europe

This 100 kW units also is CCS compatible

This 100 kW units also is CCS compatible

In less than one, the month number of CCS combo chargers in Europe increased by 100 exceeding 500 (501) total.

This illustrates fast growth of European combo chargers, which at this pace will catch the 1,300+ CHAdeMO units sometime next year.

Accurate localization of chargers can be found on the CCS map created by Mutwin Kraus.

via Mutwin Kraus:

“With today’s update the CCS charger count on for Europe is over 500! 400 was crossed September 25th and less than a month later another 100 were added.”

Here is non-clustered version of the map. Most of them are installed in central and northern Europe.

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 500 In Europe

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 500 In Europe

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17 responses to "CCS Charger Installs Surpass 500 In Europe"

  1. mutle says:

    Thanks for covering my site! Since that Facebook post a few days ago the count has increased to 510.

    In Hong Kong the first CCS charger was opened: – I did not include it in the map as I believe HK uses the J-1772-based Combo1, not Combo2 as Europe does.

  2. veselin says:

    EU pay abot 1 bilion euro per day for liguid fuels. This is sucking out our money and feed up people like Putin. If we manage to reduce that it will have huge efect.

    1. sven says:

      Europe needs to put Putin on a crash diet. Stop feeding Putin petrodollars.

      1. sven says:


        Stop feeding Putin petro-euros.

        1. Ocean Railroader says:

          The falling oil prices now are wreaking havoc on Russia’s oil driven economic base.

          The reason why is Russia needs $80 to $90 a barrel oil to make it profitable to pump the oil out of the ground to refine it. Now as of now demand is very wreak and everyone is pumping oil so the oil supply is fairly large which for now will keep $90 at bay for a little bit long. At the same time this is going on some countries are going to cut back on uneconomical expensive oil wells that need $90 a dollar barrel of oil to produce. When they start doing this it will cut down the supply.But if you throw in a quickly growing herd of electric cars and fast chargers it could off set cuts in production from these expensive oil wells keeping cheap gas prices around longer.

          The thing that makes me mad is gas prices start going down and every moron starts buying the biggest gas guzzling SUV out there which wreaks these gains in oil supply.

          What Tesla should is start working on a giant SUV electric car to allow these people to buy plug in SUV’s and big trucks.

          1. Spec9 says:

            “What Tesla should is start working on a giant SUV electric car”

            Well, it is not ‘giant’ and it is more of a CUV . . . but that is the purpose of the Model X. Sadly, it looks like it might get delayed though.

          2. Lower oil prices will primary hit Norway’s and UK’s expensive offshore drilling.

            Russia is fine with prices above 65$ and they are selling a large portion on multi-year fixed price contracts anyway.

        2. Spec9 says:

          Well . . . they are petrodollars because all oil sales are done in dollars.

          1. sven says:

            You’re right. Europe and Russia still use petrodollars to settle their oil/gas contracts.

            But to avoid financial sanctions and the US banking system altogether, Russia has started settling oil/gas contracts with China using the Chinese Yuan or the Russian Ruble, and have setup a ruble-yuan swap facilities.



  3. mustang_sallad says:

    Wow. Last time I checked on PlugShare, North America was at 35.

    1. Brian says:

      If I’m using plugshare correctly, it is showing 34 in North America, 35 if you include Hawaii. It’s kind of amazing to me that 2 of those 34 are in Vermont of all places. And those are the only 2 in the Northeastern States.

  4. So all the new chargers in Scotland have CHAdeMO too, but they are not on the official CHAdeMO map, real numbers might be close to 1500, maybe 2000 soon.

  5. Mike I says:

    The pictured Kia site is allegedly at the Kia Headquarters in Frankfurt. I could not find it on the web site. Is it not open to the public?

  6. Archie says:

    Here in Finland we think Estonia is part of Europe too. See their fast charching network:
    (blue = charging point, orange = charging at the moment, red = charging point out of service temporaly)
    As I’ve seen they are mostly ABB products with CHAdeMO connector.

  7. Spec9 says:

    This is annoying the heck out of me . . . congrats to Europe but why the heck isn’t this happening in the USA?!?!? We have far more EV sales. I guess your governments are a bit more serious about providing an EV infrastructure.

  8. WARNING: Numbers of Charging Stations may not match the number of connectors.

    1. ~500 CCS and ~1300 CHAdeMO stations … How many are a common DC charger with 2 connections? The total number of DC stations is likely closer to 1500 than 1800 (500+1300). Double counting is counter productive to expanding infrastructure as we know politicians and auto dealers will all quote the ‘1800’ number … while at most only EV drivers could charge at the same time!

    2. How many of the quoted DC stations are currently operational? Just because a station is added to a “map” doesn’t mean it’s usable. eg: a broken, or (re)moved station. A better measure of station counts would be to include only stations used at least once in each of the last four weeks. (ie: some demonstration that is operational and accessible). eg: 491 of 500 DC station operational says more of network status compared to 407 of 500 DC stations. One provides a higher level of confidence to EV drivers looking to use a network.

    3. Public vs. Private, or Restricted DC stations. How many of the 500 CCS and 1300 CHAdeMO stations offer 24/7 access? How many have restricted business hours? How many location are restricted, needing key, or special access card to enter a gate?

    Please stop with the high-end headline grabbing counts for EV infrastructure. As stations are deployed more widely knowledge on access and reliability is becoming more important than raw counts. Over stating numbers can create a false sense of confidence … a connection without power is as useful as not having a connection.

    1. Mike D says:


      Well said!

      Mike D