What is "Type 1" charging?

"Type 1" charging, as defined in the international standards, means to make use of standard, non-dedicated socket-outlets. 

In some countries, Type 1 charging is not allowed for charging stations in the public domain.

What is "Type 3" charging?

"Type 3" charging makes use of dedicated power-outlets fitted with additional safety measures such as a control pilot, which guards the continuity of the protective conductor and which makes sure only a properly connected electric vehicle will get access to electric current. With no vehicle connected, the socket-outlet is dead. 

Type 3 is the preferred mode for charging stations on the public domain.

What is conductive charging?

Conductive charging is a charging system where the transfer of electric current is performed through a continous conductive path, consisting of cables, socket-outlets, plugs, connectors and couplers.

What is inductive charging?

Inductive charging is a charging system which transfers energy from the supply network to the vehicle electromagnetically using a two-part transformer, without conductive contact.

What is opportunity charging?

Opportunity charging means giving the vehicle a (partial) charge whenever there is access to an electric outlet, for example during parking at a charging station or power-equipped parking space. This practice greatly enhances the daily mileage that can be covered and thus the flexibility and deployability of the electric vehicle.