Rapid charging connectors.

CCS and CHAdeMO are two of the most widely used rapid charging connectors (found on the end of a rapid charge point’s cable) for electric vehicles (EVs) globally. Understanding the differences between these two connectors can be helpful for EV owners and those considering purchasing an electric car.

Both the CCS and CHAdeMo connectors support rapid charging, which can take an electric car from 10 to 80% in around 30 minutes. This is ideal for those who need to quickly top up the battery during a long journey or for those who want to quickly add charge to their vehicle when time is of the essence.

CCS (Combined Charging System).

The CCS connector is the standard in continental Europe, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world. It combines both the AC and DC charging connectors into one plug, making it a convenient option for EV owners and manufacturers.

The CCS connectors are compatible with the vast majority of rapid-charging electric vehicles (EVs) available in the market. Some of the popular EVs that support CCS connectors are the Jaguar I-PACE, Volkswagen ID.3, and the Kia e-Niro.


CHAdeMO, which stands for “Charge de Move”, is a charging connector widely used in Japan, Asia, and other parts of the world.

CHAdeMO is typically used by Nissan Leafs as well as a handful of earlier model EVs but is no longer commonly found on new electric vehicles.

At Osprey we offer both CCS and CHAdeMO at every single charging station, all you need to do is choose the cable with the right connector for your electric car from the charge point.

A CCS charging cable (left) and a CHAdeMO charging cable (right)

Our rapid chargers

All our rapid chargers have both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors on them as standard. Explore the different chargers found across the Osprey network.

Our chargers

Driver resources.

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