South Korea bets on fast-charging standard CCS
The competition between the fast-charging standards CCS and CHAdeMO seems to be decided in favour of CCS in South Korea. The country’s Agency for Technology and Standards says it will start to recommend Combo 1 and thus CCS.
According to a survey conducted by the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers last year, 67 percent of South Koreas EVs are CCS compatible. Hyundai is the first domestic manufacturer that adopts the fast-charging system originally developed in Germany.
Combo 1 is a standard applied also by the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in North America and Canada. In contrast, in Europe fast-charging relies on Combo 2.
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