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Combined Charging Standard (CCS)

 
Europe Storms Ahead On CCS Fast Charging, U.S. Lags Behind

Europe Storms Ahead On CCS Fast Charging, U.S. Lags Behind

The ability to recharge 80 percent of an electric car's battery in 20 to 30 minutes--known as DC fast-charging--is a critical element in expanding public acceptance of cars powered by batteries. But unlike the universal standard for conventional 240-Volt charging, the U.S. has three different and... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Rapid Charging Electric-Car Batteries: Less Damaging Than We Thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less. But quick... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Nissan Wants In On Tesla, BMW Electric-Car Charging Talks: Report

With modern, mass-market electric cars on sale for three and a half years now, you might think that the path for growth has been pretty much laid out by now. But the great... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

First CCS Electric-Car Fast-Charging Station Opens In San Diego

Well, the Combined Charging Standard has finally arrived. The first public electric-car charging station to offer quick-charging using the CCS plug--also known as "SAE... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

First Car Sold With CCS Fast Charging Now Delayed To December

The rollout of the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) for electric-car fast charging has hit a small speed bump. General Motors has pushed back the launch of the first... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
SAE Combo connector in 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV prototype, Sausalito, CA, Nov 2012

GM, BMW Complete Testing Of New CCS Quick-Charging Stations For Electric Cars

General Motors and BMW announced on Tuesday that they had jointly completed testing new quick-charging equipment for plug-in electric cars. The charging stations, cables, and... read more June 13, 2013 by  37


 
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