Tips from the pros
Electric Circuit fast-charge stations offer two types of connector:
- CCS Combo
Each of these is suited to different EV models. The CHAdeMO connector can only be used by the models below:
- Nissan LEAF
- Mitsuibishi i-MIEV and Outlander
- Kia Soul and Niro (early versions only)
Until 2021, Tesla sold an adaptor that let Tesla cars use the CHAdeMO connector.
All other EVs use the CCS Combo.
The fact that a charging station has two different connectors doesn’t necessarily mean that you can use both at the same time. If the two connectors can be used at once, it is clearly indicated on the top panel of the charging station. If there is no mention to that effect, then only one connector can be used at a time.
Front view of the two connectors: left, CCS combo and right, CHAdeMO