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I get the impression that different brands of EV’s use different shaped plug ends on their extension cords. If true is their a visual chart showing the differences? In other words can a Tesla pull up to a Porsche dealership to recharge or a Bolt/Volt charge on a Tesla station? Can I assume the plug configuration depends on voltage so different systems are not used together? In other words plugging in a 400 volt EV into a 800 volt system? Are they universal or do you think they will be at some point? I am a bit confused.....
P.S.- It will be interesting to drive up to a convenience store in the future and read on the marquis....
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The chart is not clear but once you find it on the site touch the + sign on the upper left corner of the chart. Then expand the chart with your fingers diagonally. It will still not be perfect but readable. I am on a IPad not a computer.
 

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The short answer is no there isn't a universal plug, there's different kinds depending on the vehicle and what the charging power level is.

I came across this link that also does a pretty good job at breaking down the different types of plugs and cables. https://www.mobilityhouse.com/int_en/knowledge-center/charging-cable-and-plug-types

I really hope we see a universal plug in the future because it would make accessibility so much easier for EV drivers and not limit them to brand specific chargers.
 

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I have a newer car battery charger for common lead acid batteries and when attached to a battery it determines what voltage battery I am using and if the polarity is correct. I assume charging stations for EV’s will someday be the same and every electric car will fit every charging station.
 
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