Sales data of plug-in electric cars that are equipped for DC fast charging (of any standard) lead us to some interesting conclusions.

The current leader - CHAdeMO - has lost some steam over the first nine-months of 2016, as Tesla's proprietary Supercharging standard has a shot at becoming the most popular charging option among new BEVs sold this year.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Currently the difference beteen the two protocols stand at just over 14,000 with three months to go, and the gap has narrowed considerably thanks to the worldwide/all-time sales leader - Nissan LEAF going through some end-of-generation sales fatique, and the Tesla Model S/X hitting delivery overdrive ...but it is, what it is.

The CCS Combo standard, which is supported by the widest group of manufacturers, is third:

  • CHAdeMO - 68,394
  • Tesla Supercharging - 54,033
  • CCS - 29,715
  • Chinese GBT - excluded from the comparison
Looking at the all-time chart still clearly demonstrates that the lion's share of DC fast charge-capable EVs belong in the CHAdeMO camp.

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source: EV Sales Blog