There are several different types of sockets used in the UK. A good way to remember what connector you need is to look at where your car is made:
- Asian models, such as the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander. These cars use the CHAdeMO connector standard, which offers high charging.
- European makes, such as the Jaguar iPace, BMW i3, Mercedes and Volkswagen. These cars use the Combo CCS standard. It is the highest speed charge type currently available – up to 150KW.
- Tesla, such as the Model S and Model X. Tesla uses its own Tesla connector standard.
Further information can be found at Guide to EV Charging: www.zap-map.com/charge-points
To make use of the various charge-points available it is important that you know what types of charge-point your vehicle can use, as electric car charging can be carried out in a few different ways, dependent on the type of vehicle and cable connectors.
Types of charge-points:
A searchable map of the UK’s ever-growing network ofpublic charging points can be found at www.zap-map.com