When charging an electric vehicle, several different connectors can plug your vehicle into a charge point. These connectors vary based on their power rating and their compatibility with the car.
Most electric cars have a Type 1 or Type 2 connector for 3kW to 22kW charging and a CCS or CHAdeMO connector for DC rapid charging. Tesla vehicles, however, use Type 2 connectors for DC rapid charging.
Thankfully, unlike a petrol or diesel car, it's virtually impossible to use the wrong charger in an EV as it simply won't fit. However, you still need to check that your vehicle is compatible with the charger.
On apps such as ZapMap, you can add the electric car you drive into your settings, and the app will automatically show you compatible chargers nearby.
Check out our helpful electric car charging points guide to read more about the different types of EV charge points available and the importance of charging your electric vehicle correctly.