Combined Charging System (CCS)
The “open industry standard”. In North America, all newly manufactured passenger EVs (except Tesla) will use the CCS connector as the accepted standard.
The official standard in Japan. CHAdeMO connectors are compatible with EVs manufactured in Asia. As of June 2022, the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Leaf are the only plug-in vehicles equipped with CHAdeMO for sale in North America.
A proprietary connector found exclusively in Tesla cars. Historically, only Tesla vehicles could use their DC fast chargers, called Superchargers. Tesla has announced that it will open a portion of its networks to charge non-Tesla EVs. Tesla sells adapters (J1772, CCS, CHAdeMO) that allow Tesla drivers to charge their EVs on non-Tesla stations.