Eight things we learnt at Cenex LCV

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The Cenex LCV event was held at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. STUART RENDER

The Cenex LCV event, now in its 12th year, gives a valuable opportunity to get up to date on developments in the low carbon vehicle industry. Here are eight things we learnt

1. CCS rules, possibly!

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Know your EV charging point connectors: CCS Combi 2 (left) and CHAdeMO. STUART RENDER

Wandering around the show and you couldn’t help but notice the many suppliers of electric vehicle (EV) charging points. These EV points can be space-saving, wall-mounted units or stand-alone pedestal units. In York for example, Rolec has supplied FirstGroup with 24 dual pedestal units and 11 dual wall-mounted units, giving a total of 70 22kW slow charge sockets.

At the show it was noticeable that most of the pedestal and wall-mounted units were fitted with two different types of connector. That’s the bit on the end of the charging hose that you plug into your bus, or coach. So why the need for two? Isn’t there an industry standard?

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