Europe’s CHAdeMO Chargers Density Evolution Map

JUN 12 2016 BY MARK KANE 11

Yazaki CHAdeMO gen 2

Yazaki CHAdeMO gen 2

CHAdeMO’s recent general assembly revealed a lot of interesting information about the CHAdeMO fast charging protocols development and roll-out around the world.

In fact, as Japan is already heavily covered by CHAdeMO outlets (some ~6,500 worth), the main focus in the news presentation was about the infrastructure in Europe.

Over the past two years, the number of CHAdeMO outlets in Europe has moved from 1,119 to 1,838 to 3,178 (as of May 2016).

As you can see in the above map, the average density of the chargers in European countries is much higher today than only a couple years ago.

Europe is also well ahead of the U.S. in total deployment, which stands at nearly 1,800.

The highest volume of chargers in Europe can be found in the UK and in France, but the density is highest in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Ireland:

CHAdeMO chargers in Europe

CHAdeMO chargers in Europe

When data like this provided, there is often a question of how many CHAdeMOs are stand-alone units, and how many are multi-standard units with CCS Combo included.

Well, about half the stations are now multi-standard:

Multi-standard chargers in Europe

Multi-standard chargers in Europe

Here is one more comparison on the global level:

CHAdeMO chargers worldwide

CHAdeMO chargers worldwide

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11 Comments on "Europe’s CHAdeMO Chargers Density Evolution Map"

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Surprising that the US is so far behind. I mean there are also hardly any CCS chargers there, too.
Guys across the pond, is nobody investing in charging infrastructure over there?

There should be 200+ multi-standard chargers going live in Ontario by next year. Not idea, but way better than the 3-4 we have right now.

That’s a good question about why the U.S. is behind Europe. I think one obvious reason is that there are a lot less electric cars here in this big county compared to Europe.
EVgo in the main network operator investing and installing fast chargers here, and they are ahead of the rest. They are currently installing almost 30 a month. All the other network operators combined (except Tesla) are not quite that much per month typically.
Interesting ehh..?..
I record all fast chargers added to PlugShare, so that’s the source of my info here.

Not exactly true. The US has about the same or depending on the state, higher ev penetration than most of Wurope outside Norway. The US has a far greater share of Tesla as opposed to Europe which is Renault territory. So, you’ll find more superchargers as opposed to Chademo or CCS standards. Given that Teslas are charged less frequently, more cars are usually supported by fewer on the road chargers

The density per resident maybe good in Finland but the distances are so long, that there aren’t enough of them to cover the many routes people tend to use for long distance travels.

Agreed. Basing it on density and by population isn’t all that good at communicating how widespread an infrastructure is.

Ireland’s right up with Finland. The RCs here are dotted evenly on almost all motorways, but we have so few to count.

In the Netherlands, Few People have Drive lanes or private property or garage boxes to install a Charger. Most people rely on public Chargers.
Public Chargers are Slow.

Besides, European are comitted to a climate treaty, pushing many Governments to Electric driving and infrastructure

Ah those forward thinking italians. Nice job Italy!

Our government is always praising Marchionne and FCA.
I wonder if this is the cause that nothing is done to facilitate EVs adoption here…

So, great to see DCFC increasing steadily. An issue in this presentation by CHAdeMO is the metric that they use : chargers/resident. I suggest that this metric is misleading and effectively meaningless since they don’t follow a comparable scale and both vary greatly: population density is very different in cities/countryside and chargers can differ in their power capacity. An example: It is a tremendous difference to e.g. an Amsterdam EV driver visiting their parents in the northern countryside on the weekend if, let’s say, all Dutch DCFChargers are located in the population-dense Amsterdam and Randstad area or if they are spread out over the whole country, so that it enables long-distance travel. If chargers are only available in locally dense areas, long-distance travel is difficult/impossible, but you can expect to often charge while parking in the home area. If they are all dispersed across the country, you can charge more often on the road, but not so often when parked. The former makes EVs a “citycar”, the latter a “proper” car. For learning how suitable an EV is for a new user, it would be more interesting to measure “DCFCs/km” (or mile) of the major (e.g. at least dual carriageway)… Read more »

Not only is CHAdeMO increasing at a substantial rate, but that rate is increasing year by year.

Well done.

Now it’s time for the CCS puppets to demand the end of CHAdeMO.