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I got a chance to look at the TX5 yesterday.

Very impressed with the charging facilities.

Type 2 AC at 22kW three-phase.
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CCS at 50kW
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Petrol range extender
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optional Chademo at 50kW.

I think this is the first EV I've seen can support both CCS and Chademo standards.
 

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i3 supports both but they don't offer the Chademo option in the UK for whatever internal reasons at BMW.

However these specs are great and it looks like they have actually spoken to EV owners and listened to the options they want most.
 

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The EU has no standard. It's a myth that CCS is some kind of standard. It's just a suggestion.

Tesla and Nissan (Etc) have ignored it for good reasons.
 

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The EU has no standard. It's a myth that CCS is some kind of standard. It's just a suggestion.

Tesla and Nissan (Etc) have ignored it for good reasons.
So why has Nissans new leaf gone Type-2. Type approvals will be change soon, you’re really going to bet against 90% of the auto industry including Tesla who are signed up to the CCS group?
 

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Just wondering if anyone had seen one of these charging in real life as each time I see a local one he doesn't seem to be drawing down more than 20kw via ccs which is a bit poo when he's sat at an Instavolt or podpoint...
 

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The EU has no standard. It's a myth that CCS is some kind of standard. It's just a suggestion.

Tesla and Nissan (Etc) have ignored it for good reasons.
I'm pretty sure there is such a standard, and it applies to new installations of rapid chargers. All rapids have to have CCS. Not sure from when, but we've discussed it before because folks were trying to interpret this as a 'ban' on CHAdeMO, when in fact it wasn't, all it was meant to be was to make sure CCS was the minimum offering.

It is not a required standard on the cars, it is on the chargers.
 

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The LEVC taxi doesnt just have the option of CCS or Chademo, its actually built to be able to have both. Type 2 / CCs in the flap at the front nearside and Chademo on the offside front flap.
On the AC side they physically have two 11kw three phase capable chargers so even if there is a fault in a charger you should still be able to charge.
The battery pack has three internal strings, such that if one fails it can disconnect itself and you can keep on using the vehicle with a reduced range and performance. Important for a commercial product.
 

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