In the interests of broadening my education, I've just had a skeg at the EDF www. I hope people accept I don't believe much these days in adverts, especially from those with a vested interest.https://www.edfenergy.com/electric-cars/charging-points
Some interesting ... er ... points about electric charging systems
Is the older type of charging cable connector for rapid charging
Is compatible with Japanese vehicle manufacturers
Is the most common rapid connector type due to the popularity of the Nissan Leaf
Combined Charging System (CCS)
Is the most versatile rapid charging connector
Likely to become the most popular DC connector standardisation
Enables a higher power rating to support larger ultra rapids chargers
CCS is what a Type 2 connector with the extra prongs for DC charging is called.
(I tried to simply it by referring to them all as Type 2, in reality as a driver they're all the same except that CCS always provide you with the cable as I mentioned).
It's also referred to as "mennekes" although I've never heard anyone use that term.
CHAdeMO *was* the most common connector.
The Leaf has been around since 2010 and was easily the most common electric vehicle so most chargers were put in place to use it.
Then the Zoe came along with its Type 2 connector and then Tesla and at some point the format war swung in favour of Type 2/CCS.
So historically there are still a lot of CHAdeMO chargers - probably even some that only provide CHAdeMO but that situation is changing fast.
Warrington recently installed 8 chargers at the local station and another 50 in the multistorey - none of them support CHAdeMO.
All new chargers support Type 2 and there were probably more installed in the last 12 months than in the previous 10 years.