In the videocassette recorder fight of the 1980s Beta was a better technology but ultimately VHS won the war.
It seems that quantity rather than quality also applies to charging systems for electric cars.
There are two mainstream systems. CHAdeMO is considered better than CCS.
Nissan has been a longtime supporter of CHAdeMO—the Beta of the charging world.
But as we reported last week Nissan has just announced its upcoming Ariya cross over vehicle and it will shift to CCS charging.
In 2011 German and US car manufacturers agreed to go CCS and in 2017 Hyundai decided to standardised around CCS.
This will mean that there is little likelihood of expanding the number of CHAdeMo charging stations and Nissan’s bi-directional charging, that distinguishes its Leaf electric vehicle from competitors, currently depends on this technology.
Tesla has its own, separate system at the moment.
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