Number Of CCS Combo DC Fast Chargers In Europe Hits 4,000

JAN 21 2018 BY MARK KANE 19

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

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

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

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19 Comments on "Number Of CCS Combo DC Fast Chargers In Europe Hits 4,000"

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Now we just need the 20K cars like the German Sion from Sonomotors in München.

*lol*…need? 😛

I wonder how many of these are installed in the US?

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Good job Europe!

DCFC is great along freeways.

For better adoption of EV’s, I think more AC L2 10Kw+ is needed. Here in the US shopping malls with over 1200 parking lots have 2 at most EVSE’s(single J1772 each)…

EVSEs at shopping malls are pretty useless.
Slow charging at home and fast public charging are the only things really needed.

10+ kW AC at malls would just be a waste of money for no use.

Level 2 can be useful for EVs with limited range. You can imagine an 80 mile range EV owned by someone who lives 50 miles from the mall. A level 2 charge station at the mall is more convenient and eliminates the 30 minutes or so to drive to a DC fast charger and sit around while it charges up.

In the Netherlands 22 kw chargers are popping up at parking garages and shops more and more. These are mostly used by PHEV owners that are working or shopping nearby. But these are also very useful for cars like the Renault Zoe that can make use of the full 22 kw speed to get a semi quick charge while shopping.

No, AC destination charge is very useful. Especially if it saves you the time it takes to rpid charge.

totally agree AC charging can provide a greater infrastructure for the same price , a 50kw DC charging station cost about 30000 euros , with the same cost you can install about 20 22kw AC charging point much more useful

Actually, hotels, airports, etc are great locations for level 2s/lower.
In fact, for airports, a simple 120V/20A would be ideal.
As to restaurants, malls, etc, yeah, FCDC make sense. Something that does 1 hr charging.
Then when they get 5 minutes charging, put those in refuel stations.

Not impressed.
America has 17,000 charge spots, with a total of 47,000 actual outlets.

And with just css combos DC fast Chargers, there are just under 4000 of them.

This number are just the CCS fast chargers. Most public chargers are Type 2. Here’s some data for Germany (community curated)

Germany – 10,769 charge spots / 31,142 outlets

Type 2 (16.907)
43 kW x 550
22 kW x 11.589
11 kW x 3.680
7,4kW x 98
3,7kW x 990

Combined Charging (1.130)
>43 kW x 902
43 kW x 712
<43 kW x 232

Combined Charging (1.130)
>43 kW x 902
43 kW x 712
<43 kW x 232

The rest are other types, mostly 230V/1phase 3,7kW for bicycles or 480V/3phase 22kW

Three phase in Europe is 380/400VAC not 480VAC.

What it doesn’t mention is that 60% of them are faulty. Don’t know why but I see more of these out of commission than Chademo.

Another Euro point of view

I have no direct experience but that is what many people specializing in EVs experience while testing EVs in Europe. Either faulty, or not 24/7 accessible or directions badly indicated. I might be wrong but I think EV charges could benefit a not as being an addition to existing fuel stations (like Shell is busy doing), that would mean that finding them would not be a problem anymore, if found faulty, fuel station managers could directly act/report (at least faster as compared to unmanned chargers), finally, as fuel station income relies mainly on associated shops, fuel station managers would be incentivized to keep the chargers in good order as they would attract customers for their shops . Also, payment would be as easy as for fuel (bank card/credit card).

What is not mentioned here is that now we have 3 consortiums installing 150-250kW CCS charging stations in Europe. Meaning they are not focusing on Chademo, so Chademo will be left behind in Europe, and Nissan Leaf will have a disadvantage here.

Pretty much all the CCS chargers have a Chademo connector on them (although often limited to 50kW, even when the charger will provide a higher rate to a CCS car).

So Chademo will continue to grow as rapidly as CCS, but average charge speeds won’t lift