How Fast Can You Charge with a CCS?
Are you ready for the ultimate EV charging experience? Fasten your seatbelt because we're about to take a stirring ride on the CCS (Combined Charging System) connector!
This fast charging connector is none other than the superhero of the charging world, combining alternating current and direct current to charge your EV in lightning-fast time. With a maximum power output of 350 kW, you can go from 0% to 80% in under an hour - that's faster than you can say "electric vehicle"!
In a nutshell, CCS connectors are basically an improved version of the Type 2 connector, with the added power of two DC lines. Unlike AC chargers that have to feed power to the EV’s on-board converter, CCS chargers have a built-in converter that allows them to supply power directly into the car’s battery.
But wait, there's more! The CCS connector is conveniently available in North America and Europe, making it easy to charge up on the go. And with popular EV models like the Hyundai Ioniq, BMW i3, Jaguar I-Pace, and Chevrolet Bolt all using CCS connectors, you'll be in good company.
Plus, with the connector automatically locking into your car while charging and unlocking when it is complete, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a few minutes off the steering wheel. And when you're ready to hit the road again, simply unplug and go!
Got a Tesla? Don’t fret! Lectron has a CCS to Tesla adapter that’ll give you access to 5,000 more fast chargers nationwide! This adapter has a charging rate of up to 150 kWh with a maximum rating of 500V and 300A. It’s 100% compatible with CCS chargers and all Tesla models that are CCS enabled.
So, what are you waiting for? Use your EV's app to locate charging stations supporting the CCS standard, and get ready to experience the ultimate in the world of electric vehicles. With the CCS connector, you'll be charged up and ready to go in no time!