Europe Hits 900 CCS Chargers And Over 1,700 CHAdeMO

MAY 6 2015 BY MARK KANE 17

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About 400 DC Fast Chargers Are Multi-standard

The counter on the CCS Charge Map reached 900 DC Combo fast chargers in Europe. That’s some 70 more than listed just one month ago.

Most of them (743) are available 24/7 (the rest are either not available 24/7 or have no information listed).

Separately, through CHAdeMO Association, we get info on ~ 400 multistandard chargers (CHAdeMO and Combo), which is some 45% of all Combo and less than 25% of CHAdeMOs (over 1,700).

New Combo chargers are installed in the largest numbers in the UK, Germany and Norway.  These three countries have over 500 (57%) of all Combo, while plenty of countries still don’t have even a single Combo charger.

Sidenote: CCS chargers installed in Europe have typically 20 to 50 kW of power.

CCS Fast Chargers By Country

CCS Fast Chargers By Country

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A huge number were added at the end of the month. shows the latest numbers.

The amount of CCS chargers in the USA is a national embarrassment. Our “Big 3” (I guess it is more like “Big 2 and a half” now) USA car-makers all lined-up and endorsed CCS and they’ve barely done a thing to support it. Either with cars or chargers.

I think the ONLY American car with CCS is the GM Chevy Spark EV and it is only in a handful of states. Fiat/Chrysler and Ford can’t seem to be bothered to add CCS to their Fiat 500e and Ford Focus Electric cars. Jerks.

Spark EV is currently only offered in CA & OR.

Numbers of DC Quick Chargers is a chicken and egg problem. To justify more expensive DC deployments, the local BEV needs to exists to make it worthwhile. A region without DC QC makes purchasing BEV less desirable unless it can meet 95% of driving requirement using just home (and destination charging).

The only way to get past the hurtle is a 3-5 year commitment. ie; deploy a network of DC QC in regions to the numbers needed to support a volume of BEVs expected ~5 years into the future (2020 timeframe).

FYI: The recent uptick in European EV sales is a clear indication that major highway electrification projects in 5 countries is having a positive effect on sales. Unlike N.Ameroca where sales have flat lined.

The car-makers can’t use the Chicken & Egg excuse . . . THEY are the ones that decided to go with CCS so THEY need to support it. They could have gone Chademo or licensed from Tesla. But they didn’t . . . all the USA & German car-makers fully endorsed SAE-CCS . . . now they need to put up or shut up.

And so far, with the exception of BMW & VW, they have been PATHETIC at supporting SAE-CCS in the USA.

These things are popping up all over the world!

Not in the USA. (At least not as fast as they should be.)

I’ve been casually watching Plugshare and filtering for CCS for about a year now just out of curiosity (I have a CHAdeMO car) and the locations are growing quickly. About this time last year there were fewer than 50 CCS locations in the US and now there’s more than 200. That’s a growth rate of about 400% in a year.

Furthermore, if one removes Nissan dealers’ CHAdeMO chargers from the equation, which are often overheating with clogged filters, hostile towards non-Leafs, hostile towards Leafs not purchased at that exact location, etc., then CCS looks much more balanced.

The VW/BMW ChargePoint initiative to electrify the coastal arteries by the end of 2015 will largely be dual CHAdeMO/CCS installs . By and large the NRG eVgo installs are all dual standard as well. It’s very rare for me these days to hit a public DCQC and not have it be dual-head.

In April 2015 (potentially, depending on options) 1,642 CHAdeMO cars were sold. In the same month 1,635 CCS cars were sold.

The race between CCS and CHAdeMO in the US kind of begins right about now.

I’ve been doing the same, and I definitely noticed you, especially when you’d call out the few random stations that clearly just had a Level 2 but the host just ticked all the boxes for connectors! It’s gotten harder to keep track now that there are 200+ and the count of stations at the top of the map forces you to zoom in.

I find the use of “Chargers” in the title misleading. This is more about EV industry charging jargon than specific to InsideEVs.

How is a “charger” with two connection points counted:
– one charger, two connection points?, or
– two chargers?

Also, Level 2 “Fast Chargers” vs. DC “Fast Chargers” … generates much confusion in N.America. In Europe there is a tendency to refer to DC as Rapid, and Quick is used in Asia.

Charging jargon is an area that the EV industry and EV community need to work to make more clear to ease the mainstream populations learning of the (newer) technology.

How about EV go-longers for level 2 and EV go-longerers for level 3?

Yeah . . . the charging jargon does REALLY SUCK.

J-17772 . . . what a catchy name!

Type 2 . . . Europeans didn’t do much better!

SAE-CCS . . . Again, incomprehensible and few know what it means. CCS aliases on other acronyms.

CHAdeMO . . . I guess that one is at least OK since it is pronounceable and no aliasing on other acronyms. Although the weird capitalization mix is completely stupid.

EVSE . . . (AKA, a level 1 or 2 “charger”) . . . no one knows what it means except hardcore EVers.

DC fast-charging . . . that is an OK phrase but ambiguous due to the DC fast-charge standards war . . . Chademo? SAE-CCS? Tesla Supercharger?

Tesla Supercharger . . . The ONLY good name . . . Pronounceable, describes who can use it (Tesla cars), and describes that it is fast.

CCS-map counts unique locations. Fastned in Netherlands is one of the few that has more than one charger per location but it only counts as one.

Sadly no Poland on the map 😐 We have like 2 fast chargers in total 😐

Hope 150+ miles EVs enter market soon. We will get better infra in Poland only through EV better sales.

Are there any with CCS in Poland? If so please let me know where I can find information on the location.

How about some more useful metric like number of DC chargers per kilometers of highway or area km^2

2015 Jan-Mar Q1
number of vehicles added that are fast charge capable for Europe.
13,816.80 Chademo
7,917.40 AC 22
4,573.40 CCS
3,748.00 Tesla SC

For March Only, there is major increase in Chademo and Tesla SC enabled cars relative to CCS. This is a reoccurring anomaly to logistics of Tesla and Mitsubishi.

Chademo 7712.40
Tesla SC 2584.00
AC 22 1901.00
CCS 1746.60

note, there is double counting on the Tesla’s adding to AC 22 and Chademo (assumption 80% of Tesla have AC22 but 25% have Chademo)

In EU, CCS cars as a percentage of new Plug In xEV sales is declining.

(apologies for the double post, it was accidentally posted in the other EU registrations article)

Sorted by a Vehicles battery size x recharge rate, 2014 EU Q1 xEV deliveries becomes

Chademo 690,840.00
Tesla SC 505,980.00
CCS 228,670.00
AC 22 174,182.80

its an attempt to more realistically show the relative benefits of bigger batteries and faster charging. Its benefits Tesla, reduces the effect of Mitsubishi PHEV.