This standardized plug also has the advantage of checking both the car and the cable before and during each charging process, as well as other peripheral conditions, and stops charging immediately in the event of a fault, even before something could happen. That's why you can safely charge your car even in the pouring rain. In contrast to refueling, literally every little child can charge an electric car. Thanks to it being standardized, charging of electric cars is completely safe, it is not impossible to break something. Exactly there fore is the communication between a charging station and car.
What is combined with CCS?
CCS is combining, AC charging with DC charging, the technical background does not matter here, for us users it means: The cars that have CCS sockets can accept both AC (Type 2 plug) and DC (CCS plug) charging. (-> more about AC and DC chargers)
Slow charging means you can charge with up to 22 kW. That corresponds to approximately 130 km per hour. However, most cars do not come with more than a 11 kW-charger (65 km/h).
Fast charging refers to charging power of up to 350 kW. It allows up to 1,750 km per hour. This means that it takes rarely more than 30 minutes because by then the battery is already charged again.
Good to know:
Ultimately, the car dictates how fast it can be charged, both during slow charging and during fast charging. Just because the charging station can provide 350kW does not mean that the car can charge so fast. If you want to know what your car can do, you can ask the dealer or contact me via a direct message.
And do not worry, if the charging station can charge faster than the car, you can still charge there no problem. The charging station then charges the car as fast as the car can handle it.
Pratically dead: CHAdeMO. This is an Asian standard that was actually intended for the industry. It's not prevail in Europe. This connection can only charge fast and cars need a second plug for slow charging (at home).