A few months back, i counted the population of EV's with Fast Charging capabilities, now it's time to update the count.
Number of EV's sold per type of Fast Charger
Chademo is once again the leader, helped by the Second Life of the Nissan Leaf, continuing to sell more than CCS and Tesla combined, with CCS dropping due to the slowdown of sales of the BMW i3 and VW e-Golf.
2017 and 2018 will be all important years in the race between Chademo and CCS, as the Nissan Leaf will defend its lead over the CCS-compatible Chevrolet Bolt, Ford plug-ins and the German new BEV's.
A curious take on this Fast Charging standards race is given by the Hyundai-Kia Group, if the Kia Soul EV is playing by the Chademo team, the new Hyundai Ioniq EV has joined the adversary team...A change of mind by the Group or are they playing it safe, having players in both teams?
Finally, the Tesla SC is not intended to fight the other two, but as with its vehicles, the ever-expanding network and top-of-the-range charging abilities, it has carved a special (And desired) place in the market, a bit like Apple has done in the software world.