Exclusive | Electric vehicles: Centre finalises European CCS charging protocol; focus back on two wheelers
The government has accepted the Europe-based combined charging system (CCS) for electric vehicles, ending the ambiguity over charging protocol, sources told Moneycontrol. Also, the government is betting on two/three wheelers to spearhead e-mobility in India.
“In a meeting held last week, all the stakeholders agreed that CCS-based charging will be the best suitable charging module for the country,” sources said.
CCS based chargers combine different charging methods – Alternate Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) — into a single connector.
Major auto-companies like Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford Motors, Renault, BMW, Chevrolet, Audi, Jeep and Fiat follow the European standard in India while home-grown majors like Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra prefer Bharat EV standard due to its easy compatibility with European standard.