Europe Overtakes Japan In Number Of CHAdeMO Chargers

SEP 11 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Europe is now the most CHAdeMO-rich place in the world

The number of CHAdeMO chargers increases consistently over the years and after the recent update of stats by the CHAdeMO Association, it turns out that there are more CHAdeMO-compatible chargers (often multi-standard) in Europe (7,900) than in Japan (7,400), where the standard was developed and which led the way up until now.

The numbers presented seem to be rounded to full hundreds, as it’s probably become difficult to track all those charging networks and new projects around the world.

The total number of 22,600 is higher than a year ago by some 6,000 chargers (or over 35%).

  • Globally – 22,600
  • Europe – 7,900
  • Japan – 7,400
  • Asia (without Japan) – 4,200
  • North America – 2,900
  • other – 200

CHAdeMO chargers worldwide – September 2018

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Compared to CCS, who have 5000+ plugs in Europe (source: ccs-chargemap)

Compared to Tesla, who have 400+ sites with 3200+ plugs in Europe (source: electrive)

Europe only i assume?

Yes, edited to add.

Over 5000 CCS sites in Europe.

I though Chademo was dead?

Far from it. The Chinese standard is set to merge with CHAdeMO. It’s actually a more unified global standard than CCS who differers between US and Europe.

In Europe it is. It’s not supported by any BEV manufacturers besides Nissans Leaf platform and all new Chademo chargers are just because of multi-standard installations.

(of course PHEVs, adapters and a Kia Soul on the verge of being updated to CCS don’t count)

If adapters don’t “count”, then the merged Chademo and GB/T standard probably won’t “count” either, unless there is some way they figured out backwards compatibility without adapters. Although I agree that adapters are “bad mojo”. Being able to charge is what “counts” in my book, bad mojo or not.