What kind of plugs are there for electric cars?

The EU Parliament's draft law states that type 2 has been the European standard for charging infrastructures since April 2014. However, there is still a variety of EV plugs you must know about.

Below we explain these, starting from the most common one so you can connect a charging station equipped with a type 2 socket to a vehicle equipped with a type 1 plug.

Type 2 plug

The triple-phase plug’s primary distribution area is Europe and is considered the standard model in private spaces, where charging power levels are up to 22 kW.

Most public charging stations are equipped with a type 2 socket as well. Charging power levels there are up to 43 kW. All our mode 3 charging cables can be used with this plug.

CCS or
Combination Plugs

The CCS plug is an enhanced version of the type 2 plug, with two additional power contacts for quick charging placed below the primary contacts. This plug supports AC and DC charging power levels of up to 170 kW and is commonly used in fast public charging stations.

Tesla Supercharger

Tesla uses a modified version of the type 2 plug for its superchargers. This allows them to recharge Tesla models to 80% within 30 minutes.

Tesla Superchargers are currently not available in Baltic countries, but Tesla can be charged with the Mobile Connector or charger with a Type 2 connector.

Type 1 plug

The type 1 plug is a single-phase plug that allows for charging power levels of up to 7.4 kW. This legacy plug is mainly used in car models from the Asian region and is rare in Europe,

CHAdeMO plug

This quick charging system was developed in Japan and allowed charging capacities of up to 50 kW at the appropriate public charging stations. The following manufacturers offer electric cars compatible with the CHAdeMO plug: Citroën, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, Tesla (with adaptor), and Toyota.