Europe begins the year 2018 with some 4,000 CCS Combo DC fast chargers - around 3,800 were installed in three and a half years, since its mid-2014 introduction.

Opel Ampera-e - CCS Combo in Europe

Opel Ampera-e - CCS Combo in Europe

New installations are acceleratingm as in 2017 1,250 new chargers were installed, which means infrastructure expansion of more than 45% year-over-year.

The growth and locations of the Combo chargers is tracked by the CCS Charge Map.

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, but there are also 100 kW units popping up.

Total number of CHAdeMO in Europe exceed 5,000 but latest report is few months old.

According to the map, currently 90% of the CCS chargers (over 3,600) were confirmed as available 24/7.

Germany is the main force of growth:

  • Germany – 875
  • UK – 699
  • Norway – 441
  • France – 427
  • Sweden – 310

4,000 CCS chargers installed in Europe (data source: CCS Charge Map) – January 2018

4,000 CCS chargers installed in Europe (data source: CCS Charge Map) – January 2018