EV Charging Cables
Electric Vehicles have two main charging types for connecting to public charging networks. These are either Type 1 or Type 2 connectors.
The EV market leader Nissan, and their best-selling all-electric LEAF use a Type 1 connector. The best-selling Plug In Hybrid, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also uses a Type 1 connector.
The European manufactures tend to use Type 2 connectors. The all-electric BMW i3 and the VW e-Golf as well as the growing number of Plug In Hybrids from BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Porsche and Volvo all have a Type 2 connector.
All the EV Charging Cables connect to a standard Type 2 charging outlet or public charging connection that you would find at a public charging station as a service station, supermarket or car park.
These posts have a Type 2 socket for accepting a charging cable that plug into the vehicle. These look similar to this:
A charging cable can either be a Type 2 to Type 1, for a Nissan Version 1 LEAF for example or Type 2 to Type 2 for a BMW i3 for example.