Communications between the i3's on-board charger and the charging station must exist. From the i3 High-Voltage Components Training Manual:Busfolder wrote: ↑Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:05 amAny i3 can charge from any 120V to 240V AC outlet, using a simple 'dumb' cable with suitable connectors.
This is borne out by a public charger I use in Didcot (Oxfordshire) Although on the Pod-Point network, it simply supplies 230V at up to 32A single-phase, with no app, card, or 'handshake' interactions with the car.
Charging mode 1 i.a.w. IEC61851-1 is NOT USED in the I01 due to a lack of communication between the vehicle and voltage supply.
Translated, this means that a "dumb" cable cannot be used to charge an i3 from a simple electrical outlet but it can be used from a charging station with communications capabilities. Without this, electrocution or electrical arcing could occur.