Europe Exceeds 600 CCS Chargers Installed (w/statistics)

NOV 30 2014 BY MARK KANE 21

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 600 In Europe

CCS Fast Charger Installations Exceed 600 In Europe

CCS map is indicating now 606 installed European Combined Charging Standard (Combo 2) quick chargers.

Recently, map creator Mutwin Kraus added a sweet statistics feature with a graph of development and a list of chargers in particular countries.

As it turns out, the UK, with a lot of QC projects, is leading by a high margin with 170 CCS chargers.

Germany has 116 CCS chargers. Other countries with lots of installations are Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands (all above 50).

By country:

  • UK: 170
  • Germany: 116
  • Norway: 60
  • Sweden: 54
  • Netherlands: 52
  • Switzerland: 33
  • Denmark: 31
  • Finland: 26
  • Austria: 22
  • Ireland: 15
  • Spain: 9
  • France: 7
  • Czech Republic: 5
  • Italy: 3
  • Belgium: 2
  • Greece: 1

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21 Comments on "Europe Exceeds 600 CCS Chargers Installed (w/statistics)"

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This statistics is nice but useless for most peaple.

Only 24H available chargers with full speed are really useful for travel.

In Germany less than 50% of all CCS chargers have full speed, and lots of them cant be used on Weekends.


Still more than the number of 43kW ACs in Germany. I think the Zoe would be even better if it also had CCS.

Compare that to 3700 22kw TYP2 vs 57 CCS 20kw.

Both 43kw AC and 50kw CCS are EU Fast charging Standard.
Germany has no Triple Charger Network but Fastned and Clever will invest.

There you will find 43kw AC and 50kw CCS.

Private Owners are building a 43kw AC Network because its so cheap. I dont know of private CCS or CHADEMO.

The CHAdeMO network still vastly outnumbers CCS, but the growth is impressive nonetheless.

For the Renault Zoe, I suspect that a CHAdeMO outlet would likely go on the car before a CCS.

I thought Chademo was being phased out of Europe though?

@Kdawg that is what the German propaganda wants you to believe.

What this graph does not show is that aside from the dealerships which are CCS only (rightfully so), all other units installed include Chademo.



Originaly, it was the plan to completely phase out CHAdeMO in 2018.
As planed, the European comission decided to choose the Combo2 (CCS) inlet as the new standard but did not forbid to also have a CHAdeMO inlet in parallel and also did not force to retrofit existing CHAdeMO-only stations in the future.
We are now in a transition phase where the directive is voted on the European side but not yet into force in every european country (democracy in Europe needs lots of time…) so CHAdeMO-only stations are not yet forbidden at the moment …but will be in the future!.
CHAdeMO Stations will be only allowed but only if a Combo2 inlet is also present.

Direct Current (DC) high power recharging points for electric vehicles shall be equipped, for interoperability purposes, at least with connectors of Type “Combo 2” as described in standard EN62196

Hello perlybird,

I am ready to bet the house on the fact that Chademo will never be banned in Europe… the EC would be sued for skewing the market.

In addition, given the fact that most EVs are still Chademo and that cars last at least 10 years, most chargers installed will include a Chademo port.

Given that fact, what would be the incentive for the car manufacturers to drop the standard?

I am not saying that CCS will grow, but it will most likely be next to Chademo for Europe, not supplant it.


For the next 10 years, most fast chargers will indeed be multistandard.

But contrarily to what you are claiming, starting with 2018, CCS will “slowly” supplant CHAdeMO in Europe: it will happen automaticaly, as most new chargers will be multistandard, a few of them will be CCS-only and because CHAdeMO-only stations will be forbidden by law, the ratio will naturaly go down over time.


The even better news is that this information is very conservative. There are a lot of CCS chargers missing on this map.

A good example is France, which has only 7 chargers in this map, but there was a project with Volkswagen where 25 units were installed. The European language barrier may be at work here.

There are more projects which I have not seen on this map. So it would not surprise me if the 1000 mark has already been passed.

Hi, do you have any further information on where those chargers are located? The information on the page is collected from all the sources listed in the bottom of the page. I regularly check InsideEVs and other sites to look for stations I missed (Google searches for CCS are basically useless unfortunately).

You can find my email address on the page linked on the bottom off and contact me directly. The goal here is to make the most complete overview for owners of CCS-equipped cars.

@Mutwin Kraus,
Great job on your map.
Could you colour code your map to show the CCS chargers installed at dealerships?
It would also be interresting to show which chargers are CCS only and which are multistandard.



There is color coding for non-24/7 stations which is probably more useful. I don’t mind a charger located at a dealership when it’s available 24/7.

This graph is why some people need to stop comparing infrastructure challenges for FCEVs with the roll out of charging infrastructure. Fast charge station installations are basic jobs that any electrician can do, and as such, we’ve seen the deployment of multiple robust networks in just a few years. H2 stations are a whole other ballgame.

How many are in the USA? 6?

How do they get lots of chargers and we get squat?

It’s called socialism and environmental awareness. 🙂

I saw 55 on plugshare. You can filter for SAE CCS.

Wow that is nice progress.

For comparison, Tesla has 565 SuperCharger stalls in Europe. So CCS has caught up in terms on numbers.

When I saw “w/statistics” I was hoping for usage statistics, like Tesla has been providing.

So, if we ignored California for a moment, that is approximately 600 more than in the 49 remaining states in the US of A?

That’s why the USA needs to get going!!

Just want to dispell any misinformation that this article might convey since people routine conflate Tesla Supercharger LOCATIONS with CCS (or CHAdeMO) PLUGS.

Comparing apples to apples, Europe has 599 24×7 CCS stalls according to Tesla has 657 24×7 stalls according to, with 47 more Supercharger stalls known to be in permitting or construction.

The overwhelming majority of CCS locations have just one CCS plug available (actually I couldn’t find a location that had more than one by randomly clicking on the map), making the CCS network far inferior to Tesla’s even if the number of charging plugs or stalls was equivalent.

Finally, Tesla Superchargers output more power than CCS chargers.