Before we start: Yes, I am aware that I'm on a Tesla forum and that we all love the SuperChargers and many here think CCS is 'vaporware'. But please, can we keep the discussion on-topic regarding CCS? Recently I stumbled upon two documents regarding the development of CCS 2.0. As they have the state 'Public' I am posting them here. They come from The Charging Interface Initiative. The two documents: * Combined_Charging_System_1_0_Specification_V1_2_1.pdf * Design_Guide_Combined_Charging_System_V3_1_1.pdf I've been reading the documents and I found a few things which I think are of interest. Charging Types I never heard of any different way of AC charging than PWM as all the existing EVSEs out there do. But using PLC (High Level Communcation) it should also be possible to: * Vehicle to Grid * Schedule charging by the EVSE The last part is interesting as it allows the EVSE to regulate when which EV starts to charge rather then the user setting it in the vehicle. For Smart Grids this is very interesting. Now, the part I think is even more interesting is the "Payment" section. Charge Authorization Mode It is this parts which interests me most: We all love the free SuperChargers, but this really shows that CCS might be a good alternative. The Plug&Play way the SuperChargers work is just awesome (and it's 'free'), but this is something I didn't expect in CCS. CCS 2.0 is also scheduled to support 200kW charging and 350kW in the future. For the techies here it might be of interest to read both documents, they have some interesting information in there.