I have become increasingly concerned about the mixed EV charging standards in Australia. Initially we inherited the J1772 standard as the only production EV cars available, the Leaf, iMiev and Volt all brought with them US or Japanese charging standards as we had none of our own. As Chargepoint is a US based company many of the chargers they supplied were equipped with J1772 plugs. Both the USA and Japan have 110V electrical systems and three phase home connections are virtually non existent, whilst our electrical system more closely reflects European standards just with our own plugs and sockets. More recently we learn the BMW I3 and i8 have the J1772 standard even though in their home and other European markets they use the Mennekes Type 2 (IEC62196) plug. If we do nothing now, Australia will end up with a DC fast charging network based on the J1772 system rather than the Type 2 system, in particular when the new IEC Combined Charging System starts to roll out here, I fear Tesla owners will be locked out as its unlikely Tesla will make a specific adapter for our market. They may make a CCS (J1772) to USA Tesla adapter and a CCS (Type 2) to Type 2 adapter but they won't make a CCS (J1772) to Type 2 just for Australia and New Zealand alone. Firstly I want to know from those with the knowledge, if my fears are valid or unfounded, so I have started this thread in the hope that we can all learn more about it. Specifically I would like to know: - Is anything I said above wrong? - Does the J1772 standard support three phase charging? - Why has BMW decided to go with J1772 is this an Australian Design Regulation or just a guess on BMW's part? - What plug has Mercedes chosen for the C350e? - What else have I missed? Secondly, now that the majority of EV's on Australian roads are the Tesla Model S, fitted with Type 2 connectors, a Type 2 standard and I would like to write to regulators such as The Hon Darren Chester MP but I lack the understanding and knowledge to make a reasoned argument. Is there anyone in the Australian forum that can help? All contributions welcome.