Plug in, charge, unlock and plug out. That’s how easy it is to charge your electric car.
With AC charging, the on-board AC/DC charger converts the power from the public AC grid into the required direct current. This process is enabled by a Type 2 connector. Most public charging stations are equipped with at least one Type 2 connector.
DC Rapid Charging Plug
With the second type of charging – DC charging – the alternating current is converted into direct current before it reaches the vehicle – for example in the charging station. The advantage of this is that it enables a higher output during charging, which automatically reduces the time needed to charge.
Specifically for fast charging, the CCS (Combined Charging System) is the common worldwide standard connector. The corresponding charging plug is provided with additional contacts for DC fast charging and is permanently attached to all DC charging stations, e.g. Chargenet charging stations.