India: EV Charging Cables: Compatible Electric Cars

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It Is A common Question In The Zero-Emission Electric Vehicle (EV) Sector: Which EV Charging Cable Should I Buy?

Yes it is true that Europe, in particular, in western Europe is ahead of India, in regards to zero-emission electric driving. However, India shows promise, with a number of local and international automotive manufacturers already catering to the electric vehicle (EV) market in India. Tata Motors, Hyundai Motor Company and MG Motor UK Limited are good examples of OEMs keen to cement leadership early in the Indian EV market.

Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) like the all-electric Hyundai Kona SUV, the all-electric Tata Nexon and the all-electric MG ZS EV are already available in India.

Elon Musk, the co-founder of US based Tesla Motors has already announced his intentions to introduce the best-selling range of Tesla electric cars in India.

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The All-Electric MG ZS EV, Available In India (credit: MG)

In general, there are two types of EV charging cables: type 2 to type 2 and type 1 to type 2. The majority of the recent introductions of plug-in electric cars use a type 2 to type 2 EV charging cable, while a handful, mostly older EVs use a type 1 to type 2 electric car charging cable.

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Electric Car Charging Cable (Type 2)

An electric car charging cable has two connectors at either end of the cable. Very similar to an iPhone charging cable. One connector is ‘plugged’ into an electric car charge point socket, while the other end is connected to the e-car.

In the majority of cases, home EV charge points and public electric car charging points are ‘socket only’ and will accept a type 2 connector. However, some EV charge points will have a ‘tethered’ cable i.e. a cable already attached to the EV charger.

As we progress with the development of the electric driving market in India, with the introduction of new pure electric cars, expect a further shift to the use of only type 2 EV charging cables, with type 1 eventually being made redundant.

Which Electric Cars Use A Type 2 To Type 2 EV Charging Cable?

Type 2 To Type 2 EV Charging: List of Electric Vehicles
Audi A3 e-tron EV 
Audi e-tron Sportback 50 Quattro EV 
Audi e-tron 50 Quattro EV 
Audi e-tron 55 Quattro EV 
Audi e-tron EV 
Audi e-tron GT EV 
Audi Q2 e-tron EV 
Audi Q4 e-tron EV 
Audi Q7 e-tron EV 
BMW 2 Series EV
BMW 225xe EV 
BMW 330e EV 
BMW 530e EV 
BMW 740e EV
BMW i3 94 Ah Rex EV  
BMW i3 Rex EV 
BMW i3 120 Ah Rex EV  
BMW i3s 120 Ah Rex EV  
BMW i8 Coupe EV
BMW X5 xDrive40e EV
Chevrolet Spark EV
Citroen e-C4
DS 3 Crossback EV
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense EV
Fiat 500e Convertible EV
Fiat 500e Hatchback EV
Ford Kuga EV
Ford Mustang Mach-E SR EV
Ford Mustang Mach-E ER EV
Honda e EV  
Hyundai Ioniq EV 
Hyundai Kona EV
Jaguar I-PACE EV 
Jaguar XJ EV
Kia Niro 64 kW EV 
Kia Niro 64 kW EV 
Kia Optima PHEV
Kia Soul 64 kW EV
Land Rover Range Rover P400e EV
Land Rover Range Rover Sport PHEV
Land Rover Range Rover Vogue PHEV
LEVC TX Electric Taxi EV 
Lexus UX300e EV
Lucid Air EV
Mazda MX-30 EV
Mercedes B Class E-Cell EV
Mercedes C Class EV
Mercedes E300de Estate EV
Mercedes E350 EV
Mercedes EQA EV
Mercedes EQB EV
Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic EV
Mercedes EQV 300 EV
Mercedes GLE500e EV
Mercedes S500 PHEV
Mercedes SLS EV
Mercedes Vito E-Cell Van EV
Mercedes Benz EQC EV
Mini Countryman EV 
Mini Countryman Cooper SE EV 
Mini Electric EV 
Nissan Ariya EV
Nissan IMx EV
Nissan Leaf EV
Nissan Leaf E-Plus EV
Peugeot e-2008 EV
Peugeot e-208 EV
Polestar 2 EV 
Porsche 918 Spyder EV 
Porsche Cayenne EV 
Porsche Macan EV 
Porsche Panamera S PHEV 
Porsche Taycan EV
Renault Kangoo Crew Van ZE33 EV
Renault Kangoo Phase 2 EV
Renault Twingo ZE EV
Renault ZOE 2013 EV
Renault Zoe EV
Skoda ENYAQ Vision IV EV
Skoda Vision IV EV
Smart EQ ForFour EV
Smart EQ ForTwo EV
Smart ForFour ED EV
Smart ForTwo ED EV 
Tesla Cybertruck EV
Tesla Model 3 EV 
Tesla Model S EV 
Tesla Model X EV 
Tesla Model Y EV
Tesla Roadster EV
Toyota Prius PHEV 
Vauxhall Corsa-e EV 
Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid EV
Vauxhall Mokka-e EV
Vauxhall Vivaro-e Van EV
Volkswagen e-Golf EV 
Volkswagen e-Up EV  
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSE EV 
Volkswagen Golf GTE PHEV
Volkswagen ID Neo EV
Volkswagen ID Vizzion EV 
Volkswagen ID.3 EV 
Volkswagen ID.4 EV 
Volkswagen ID.Buzz EV  
Volkswagen ID.Crozz EV 
Volkswagen Passat GTE EV 
Volvo C30 EV 
Volvo S90 T8 EV 
Volvo V60 PHEV 
Volvo V90 EV 
Volvo XC40 EV  
Volvo XC40 P8 EV  
Volvo XC60 EV 
Volvo XC90 T8 EV 

Which Electric Cars Use A Type 1 To Type 2 EV Charging Cable?

Type 1 To Type 2 EV Charging: List of Electric Vehicles
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Spark EV
Chevrolet Volt EV
Citroen C-Zero EV
Citroën E-Berlingo Multispace EV
Fiat 500e EV
Fisker Karma EV
Ford C-Max Energi EV
Ford Focus EV
Ford Fusion Energi PHEV
Ford Transit Charging Cable 
Honda Clarity EV
Hyundai i10 EV
Hyundai Sonata EV
Kia Soul EV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi-I Mi EV
Nissan e-NV200 Combi Van EV
Nissan NV200 SE Van EV
Peugeot iOn EV
Peugeot Partner EV
Renault Fluence EV (Pre-2014)
Renault Kangoo Phase 1 EV
Toyota Auris EV 
Toyota Prius EV (Pre-2017)
Vauxhall Ampera EV

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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