Thanks @glangluaisne , don’t want to highJack the thread but it’s a genuine interesting question for newbie like me. When we bought the car, was advised don’t get tethered at home, so we didn’t, as that future proofs in case we bought a different EV that didn’t have same cable / plug? as a Tesla. And only needed to carry the type 1 as an emergency type thing , as any public charger has fixed cables, tbh I’ve only visited 2 so far lol but both had more cables coming out of them than you could shake a stick at including the rapid charger plug that’s slightly different shape ( sorry it’s probably got a fancy acronym )
have I just been lucky ??
No UK market (or EU market) Tesla has a Type 1 connector, all are now sold with the pretty much universal Type 2/CCS. This is becoming pretty much the standard across the whole of Europe now, and I doubt it will change anytime soon.
Public AC charge points (which are not chargers - they are just AC outlets, they use a charger that's fitted inside the car) can either have a Type 2 socket, or some may have a Type 2 tethered lead. Most people find that having a tethered lead charge point at home is easier, and as the Type 2 connector is now pretty much universal it's fairly future-proof. Anyway, it's only ten minutes work to swap a tethered lead over, if things were to change at some future date.
All DC chargers (which are actually battery chargers) have a CCS connector, which is a Type 2 fitted with two additional DC sockets underneath. This is again a pretty universal DC charger standard, and looks set to be the defacto standard across Europe.
The only other DC charger connectors you may come across is the older, Tesla-only, one, not an issue, as all Superchargers now have CCS as well, or the CHAdeMo connector. The latter is only used by some older EVs now, mainly the Nissan Leaf, and will, in all probability, fade away in future, I think, to be replaced by CCS.