Europe Has Installed 2,750 CCS Combo DC Fast Chargers


The number of CCS Combo DC fast charger locations installed in Europe has increased to 2,750 to kick off 2017, according to CCS Charge Map.

Opel Ampera-e fast charging

Opel Ampera-e fast charging

A year ago at this time, the counter was indicating more than 1,800, so the gain for the year amounted to about 950 – which is up 53%.

A significant characteristic of CCS Combo locations are that they are also multi-standard chargers, with both CHAdeMO and/or 3-phase AC type 2 along for the ride.

Typical power output is between 20 to 50 kW.

About 90% were confirmed as available 24/7.

The pace of new installations in the past six months (+550) is now more than 90 new chargers a month.

Looking forward, we already know that 400 more stations will be build in 2017 for one network…and that network will consist of ALL 350 kW charging stations, so progress is really accelerating now, paving the way for true EV adoption in the region.

Top five countries in Europe has 70% of all CCS Combo chargers, while two about 40%:

  • UK – 591
  • Germany – 516
  • Norway – 316
  • France – 276
  • Sweden – 214
2,750 CCS chargers installed in Europe (data source: CCS Charge Map) – early January 2017

2,750 CCS chargers installed in Europe (data source: CCS Charge Map) – early January 2017

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Norway’s “official” count is 478 CCS-chargers, but maybe the overview in this article is charging locations rather than individual chargers?

Yes, that is correct. CCS-Map counts charging locations, not plugs. Many new locations on German highways now have 4 CCS plugs available, and I don’t think it makes sense to count them as 4. I was considering adding some kind of different icon for redundant charging locations to make it easier to see better locations for charging.

Yes, I think they are calculating with locations in stead of single chargers. In Holland there is one company who has alone more singel chargers than the 114 in the table.

Is this CCS expansion with Chademo going along for the ride or Chademo expansion with CCS going along for the ride?

CCS with Chademo going along. In some countries like Germany it’s shifting to CCS only at new installs.

CCS is the EU standard and there are zero new EV models due in europe with Chademo in the next four years.

Some of the early movers like Estonia and Ireland are stuck with a l100+ legacy Chademo-only stations already installed. But this is stating to correct, Estonia just added it’s fist CCS rapids and Ireland has half the existing rapids replaced…. just waiting on a ruling from the regulator on the future of the network before any further work is carried out.

True. CCS is the EU standard. I see the Chademo expansion ending as ALL new 200+ mile EVs are launched with CCS. Chademo would then just service the older low range EVs still in operation. Then phase it out as older Renault/Nissan model EVs are recycled.

Then there are the 400 350kW CCS units that Ford, VW/Audi, Daimler, BMW, Audi and others are building by 2020. Which accounts for about 100 per year.

Looks like Italy ?? and Latvia ?? had to trade in the flags for CCS stations 😉