CCS (Combined Charging System) (J1772)
The Combined Charging System (CCS) is a standard for charging electric vehicles, which uses the Combo 1 and Combo 2 connectors to provide power at up to 360 kilowatts. These two connectors are extensions of the IEC 62196 Type 1 and Type 2 connectors, with two additional direct current (DC) contacts to allow high-power DC fast charging.
Examples of vehicles that use CCS/Combo are BMW, Daimler, Stellantis, Ford, Jaguar, General Motors, Groupe PSA, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, MG, Polestar, Renault, Tata Motors and Volkswagen Group.
CHAdeMO is the trade name of a fast-charging method for battery electric vehicles delivering up to 62.5 kW by 500 V, 125 A direct current via a special electrical connector. A revised CHAdeMO 2.0 specification allows for up to 400 kW by 1000 V, 400A direct current.
Examples of vehicles that use CHAdeMO are Mitsubishi and Nissan.
Refilling an electric car’s battery with electricity.
Location where electric vehicles can be plugged in and charged, whether at home, work or in a publicly accessible location.
An element of infrastructure that safely supplies electric energy for the recharging of electric vehicles, also known as an EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment).
A device attached to the cable from the EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) that connects to an electric vehicle allowing it to charge.