CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 400 In Europe

SEP 29 2014 BY MARK KANE 26

BMW i3 using CCS at Fastned quick charging station

BMW i3 using CCS at Fastned quick charging station

European CCS (or Combo 2) fast chargers is expanding quickly and already the dots on the map covered one third of Europe.

400 Combo chargers in Europe is a huge leap since last year and every week there are probably more than a dozen new ones coming online.

Our dear reader and CCS map author Mutwin Kraus stated:

“According to my latest count we have crossed 400 locations (401 to be exact)! Since the last update there was a lot of expansion in the UK, but France and Italy also saw their first CCS locations installed. Denmark Netherlands and Switzerland have reached full coverage where basically every location in the country is in good range of a CCS charger. With a few more locations Belgium, Austria and Ireland could reach the same status. Portugal is the only western european country (not counting Luxembourg, Monaco or Liechtenstein) without any CCS locations.”

Well, those first few combo chargers in France are especially interesting, because France was, until recently, focused on AC 3-phase terminals supplemented with some CHAdeMOs.

With Germany moving strong with Combo and more electric models being equipped with CCS inlet, there will be fierce battle between different standards to gain an advantage.

Map credit to Mutwin Kraus!!! See CCS Charge Map – Europe

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 400 In Europe - clustered version

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 400 In Europe – clustered version

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It’s looks like parts of Europe are completely saturated when you zoom out the map making the FC icons gigantic, like in the first pic.

Tesla has 70 Supercharger station locations in Europe with an average of over 6 stalls per station.
i.e. over 400 supercharged connection points

There are also 1327 CHAdeMO charging points.

The interesting numbers would be how many EVs are served; number of kWh and miles delivered each month? Expecting GWh and millions of miles may not be too far fetched.

Once again, Europe is beating our butts at this whole technological democratic civilization thing.

I mean, I was just looking at how much better the Chademo and hi-power AC situation is in much of Europe, and lamenting how I’m so limited in my own region. Now I see that they actually have more than a couple CCS stations. CCS are just, like, extra flipping EV credit! Overachievers.

That’s just silly. They only have chargers in a few of their richest countries. Remember that eastern Europe is part of Europe too.

Saying that Europe is “beating our butts” because they have chargers in a few of their richest countries, while ignoring the majority of the population in Europe is like looking at the east and west coast of the United States, while ignoring the West, Midwest, and South.

This is only map of CCS. We have much more charging possibilities in here. In Slovakia, certainly one of the poorest countries, for example we have company greenway which covered all major roads with 44 kW DC chargers, similar situation in Estonia. Plus almost all our buildings have 380V 16 or 32 amp electricity connectors. With 32 Amp you can charge at 20 kW almost anywhere.
Still sales of EVs are way behind of USA. BMW is putting lots of money in marketing i3 and i8 here in Europe, so the awarness will come.

We don’t really count much of far Eastern Europe.

Just as the flyover states are mostly ignored in the US, so are the don’t flyover states in Europe, like Ukraine.

Too soon for such a flippant remark.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the passengers and crew of flight MH17. RIP. I hope Putin will soon encounter a horrible and painful death, and then spend an eternity of suffering in hell.

Up to how many kW can these chargers deliver?

50 kW is the standard on the chargers installed.

Some (10-15%) are 22kW. The majority is 50kW.

Interesting, thanks.

The better question to ask is “what is the maximum Amps that a charger can supply”?

This is because kW power will be limited by both the EVSE’s max. Amps and the EV’s max. battery Voltage.
eg: 100A @ 500V is 50 kW, but 100A @ 370V is only 37 kW.

An EV with higher battery pack voltage can draw power faster. Today, typical pack voltages are 300-400V depending on manufacture configuration.

There is still a long way to go, no matter if you are looking at the Tesla, Chademo or CCS network.

Both in coverage and charging speed. I want 150-200 kW average charging rate. Tesla soon has the speed (at least 150 kW) but the batteries are still a long way from being able to handle that on average.

Is there any possibility or adaptor to use CCS for a Tesla S as well?

As long there is no standard defined between the big 8: Tesla-Mercedes-Nissan-Renault-BMW-Toyota-GM-VW
It will take it’s time EVs will establish in Europe

Lamenting US density compared to Europe is interesting, but not ‘fair’ in that the population density there is way higher.

The population density of the USA is almost the same as Estonia.

Estonian Fast Charger map.

What the heck? How can they get chargers installed like crazy in Europe but nothing happens in the USA.

And what cars do they have that use CCS? I guess the BMW i3 and the VW GTE? Are BMW and VW funding this?

And the VW e-Up and e-Golf. The GTE does not have CCS.

Some of the CCS stations are at VW and BMW dealerships, but the majority is not. Almost all DC chargers installed in Europe in the last 8 months has been dual (or triple, with 22/43kW AC as well) standard.

27 CCS (SAE) compatabe have added to in N. America since the spring bring total to 28. (even one in each Hawaii and Quebec, Canada)

New installs of DCFC in USA have slowed this past year with lack of federial incentives. Both the EVSE infrastructure tax incentive (30%) and support from the Dept. of Energy toward DCFC. Beyond Tesla Superchargers nationally, and the eVgo DCFC installations in California there haves been a limited number of new installations in 2014.

The good news is many of the new DCFC are dual connector equipped EVSE: both CCS (SAE) and CHAdeMO.
The not so good news … while PEVs are increasing 140-200% year-over-year, the number of DCFC deployed has remained constant, or decreased from year-to-year.

This begs the question … How many DCFC per 1000 PEVs shoud there be within 100-150 mile region? (ie: metro-sized area) Across N.America the ratio seems to vary widely.

You know, I think the BEV would begin to look a lot more attractive than PHEV if the charging map was saturated with lots of DCFC and Level 2 stations. Europe looks well on its way to that type of saturation. I bet BMW is responsible for the increase in CCS stations.

Do we know the amount per manufacturer? How many from ABB, how many from DBT and so on?

I don’t have exact numbers (because not all sources provide that information), but I would say ABB supplied the biggest number, Efafec is number two, but DBT is on the rise and more common among the newly installed chargers.