Number Of CCS Combo Chargers In Europe Now Exceed 2,400

AUG 23 2016 BY MARK KANE 18

CCS (Combined Charging System) - single inlet for AC charging and fast DC charging

CCS (Combined Charging System) – single inlet for AC charging and fast DC charging

More than 600 CCS Combo chargers have been installed in Europe so far this year according to data from the CCS Charge Map.

The total number of stations now stand at 2,418 and includes 2,186 that are open to the public 24/7, and 218 (either not 24/7, or at least not confirmed as open 24/7).

The average installation pace since Spring seems to be hovering around ~100 a month.

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.

The UK still has the most CCS compatible chargers at 580; but as you can see below, Germany (mostly thanks to its new incentive programs) is starting to chase down the lead this Summer, adding 55 units over the past 7 weeks, and now stands at 425 charging stations overall.

Norway (254) takes third, but its advantage over France (223) has been cut down drastically in 2016 so far.  A surprisingly high number of CCS chargers can also be found in Sweden (186) in 5th.

More than 2,400 CCS chargers installed in Europe (data source: CCS Charge Map) – mid August 2016

More than 2,400 CCS chargers installed in Europe (data source: CCS Charge Map) – mid August 2016

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The infrastructure is coming now, big time! Give it a couple more years and by the time all car manufacturers have EVs on the market there will be plenty of chargers, including I’m sure quite a few 150 kW chargers.

When the 150kW ones start rolling out.. that’s when I will be more intrigued. But still this is good news.

Flash: Tesla product announcement at
High Noon today. PT ‘Dunh, dunh, dahh!’
(After taking a break working out a few new tricks, Elon the Magnificent, takes the stage once again, to wow the audience).

This of course is very good thing and I support it 100% if it just was is releasable accessible!

I have a dream!
That one day I can change from every charging station in Europa, I can pay with VISA or one other Credit card and not need 10 different Charging card for each country I have a dream!!!

+1

That’s the way it has to work to make BEVs mainstream.

It is time for Tesla fanboys to face reality and start demanding from Tesla, at least in Europe, to stop obstructing open charging infrastructure deployment with their proprietary approach. It will become a ghetto instead of walled garden soon. Transition should be simple in Europe, just add 2 extra CCS prongs to existing Tesla Type2 outlet and it will be possible to charge anywhere.

Its time for you to face reality too as Tesla officially re-joined the CCS Association organisation called Charinev.org as a core member.

Expect to see a CCS/AC dual inlet vehicle-side on the m3.

Tesla is also member of Chademo of years. It was just for limited power Chademo adapter.
I would certainly welcome if Tesla would made CCS outlet on their cars, but I see no signs that it is happening yet, Musk rhetoric is still like in the middle of Viet Nam war.
They wouldn’t need dual inlet in Europe, just extra 2 prongs on existing inlet. In US they would need second inlet or switching to open standard completely.

There does not exist a CCS standard that is the equivalent of a Tesla Supercharger. Even the upcoming revision is inferior. Tesla cannot deploy a standard that doesn’t yet exist.

Also, how is a private company installing their own infrastructure using their own money obstructing anything?

You should be good advocate for Microsoft battle with authorities when their were squeezed for attempts to restrict competition in similar ways :/ Remember that “right to innovate” advertising campaign from Microsoft against open standards? Yet Microsoft paid billions and went on, happy that it didn’t went Standard Oil or Ma Bell way.

Tesla officially re-joined the CCS Association organisation called Charinev.org as a core member earlier this year.

Expect to see a CCS/AC dual inlet vehicle-side on the m3.

I doubt these numbers are fully correct. Fastned opened its new 2-stall inner city charging station in The Hague on July 15. That means it should be at least 2 in NL in July.

I would say you are right in saying its not a 100% perfect report and there is likely some delay in reporting new units in a timely fashion…but it is about the most accurate baseline there is to offer.

What can you do? A side-effect of no oversight/regulation on the stations themselves (and that is probably a good thing…as it would just serve to slow down their adoption, lol)

I would like a similar post about CCS in US.

The AFDC has a record of CCS in the US. Here is a link to it with CCS filtered. I believe 780 stations is what it’s saying are in the US now.

One new station in Netherlands is listed in July. This is the new station listed. No mistake here. CCS-map.eu lists the number of stations, not chargers.

Not very good, if EV where “taking off” we would see more chargers being installed each month, then the month before, as it is, they are being installed at a steady rate. A lot of these charger also seem to be rather low output level, we need 200 miles range being given in 20 minutes of charging to truly be fast enough for most motorway drivers.