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.

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Tata Motors: India’s Leading Automotive Company (credit: TATA)

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.

EV Charge point India
EVBox Electric Car Charging Point (credit: EVBox)

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 ev charging cable
Type 2 EV Charging Cable
  • 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 i4 EV
  • BMW i8 Coupe EV
  • BMW i8 EV
  • BMW iX3 EV
  • BMW X5 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 PHEV
  • 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
  • LDV EV80 EV
  • 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
  • MG ZS 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
  • SEAT El-Born EV
  • SEAT Mii EV 
  • Skoda CITIGO E IV EV 
  • Skoda ENYAQ Vision IV EV
  • Skoda OCTAVIA 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 ev charging cable
Type 1 EV Charging Cable
  • 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 the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar 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 AMIH, 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 is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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