CCS is catching up to other fast-charging standards. By now, there are about 7,000 CCS charge points installed worldwide, says CharIN. That is less than any other standard and the race for harmonisation continues.
Reuters quotes CCS promoter CharIN that claims to have installed 7,000 charge points across the globe by now. More than 4,000 of them serve EV drivers in Europe (we reported).
Still on a global scale, CharIN is the smallest of networks. Its fast-charging rival from Asia, CHAdeMO operates 16,639fast-charging points, most in Japan and Europe. Over in the States it is Tesla that is in charge of 8,496 Superchargers and while the network is global, over half stands in the USA.
In terms of numbers, the widest standard is the Chinese GB/T. In China, it backs up 127,434 charging stations, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance.
Harmonisation in the People’s Republic is driven by the State, while carmakers are behind the standards in the rest of the world.