Are CEE series plug connectors supported for charging, e.g. the CEE-approved blue 16A 220V, also known as a camping plug?

No. The federal state of Berlin has set clear technical requirements for charging points. Only Type 2 connectors are allowed at AC charging points.

The automobile and energy industries have agreed on a common standard for the connection between vehicles and the charging infrastructure. These standardized plug connections for the use of electric vehicles replace all existing plugs. In order to avoid giving preference to certain technologies, manufacturers are still permitted to offer any system in their vehicles. However, German regulations stipulate that every charging point within the public charging infrastructure must either be equipped for "normal charging" (AC) using Type 2 or "quick charging" (DC) using Combo 2.

The CEE plug was also initially in use during the pioneering phase. However, according to the first draft of the charging point regulations dated December 2014, only the aforementioned plug connections are permitted.

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