After hitting 1,000 in Europe,CHAdeMO has a press release updating charger numbers.
Looks to me like Chademo's strategy is now clear, to become a world-wide DC standard, and simply allow the low-volume BEV manufactures (such as SAE supporters in the USA) to add the regional standard plugs to combined chargers, wherever they can manage to force local taxpayers to subsidize their standards
http://www.chademo.com/wp/wp-content/up ... lation.pdf
CHADEMO FAST CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE CONTINUES ITS STEEP GROWTH:
EUROPEAN INSTALLATION REACHES THE 1000 MARK
2013 was yet another year of steep growth for CHAdeMO-certified fast chargers in Europe. The total number
of CHAdeMO fast chargers in Europe has reached the 1000 bar, demonstrating a 70% growth from the
A strong growth in the number of CHAdeMO fast chargers installed was seen in all parts of the world. In one
year from January 2013 to January 2014, the number increased:
Japan: 1381 => 1967 (+42%)
Europe: 601 => 1020 (+70%)
USA: 154 => 554 (+360%)
With this, the overall CHAdeMO installation count has reached over 3500 globally, confirming
CHAdeMO as the global leader and the only widely commercialised fast charging technology. These
CHAdeMO fast chargers serve over 131,000 EV drivers, accounting two thirds of the passenger EV market
Commenting on the continued success of CHAdeMO charger installation in Europe for the year
2013, Jorge Sanchez, Head of e-mobility, ENDESA (President Company, CHAdeMO Association in
Europe) said: “We are pleased to see this result as this is a clear testimony that CHAdeMO fast
charging technology has won trust of investors and consumers alike in different countries in Europe.”...
CHAdeMO fast charging protocol is expected to be certified by the International Electrotechnical Commission
(IEC) in the first quarter of 2014. With the recent entry of other fast charging protocols into the market,
CHAdeMO Association believes that multi-system chargers that are equipped with multiple connectors
should be the answer going forward.
“With multi-standard chargers, EV drivers can simply select, like Regular and Diesel, the right connector for
the EV they drive. Depending on the EV mix of the region, this can be an attractive and practical solution for
EV drivers, investors, and automakers. More than anything, such multi-standard chargers should help
accelerate e-mobility in Europe, which is essential.” affirms Joseph Beretta, President of AVERE-France.
The CHAdeMO map has not been updated, so, IMO, it's hard to know how close to accurate the USA numbers is.