Visit The 2016 Cenex Show And Electric Nation With Fully Charged – Video

OCT 12 2016 BY MARK KANE 2

A recent episode of Fully Charged covers UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event – the 2016 Cenex show held in September.

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2016 CENEX

As it turns out, this year’s edition of the event was full of all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen cars – as well as energy storage, smart charging and V2G capability exhibitions.

The main sponsor of the episode was the Electric Nation project, focused on evaluating EVs influence on the electric grid.

“Electric Nation is a project to get 500-700 plug-in vehicles in the area covered by Western Power Distribution to fit smart charging systems that can control the time and amount of power being fed to the car’s battery.

To check trial eligibility / register please visit www.electricnation.org.uk”

Here we gathered also some photos from the Cenex:

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Bigger batteries does not equate to more energy consumption as people are not start doing (many) more miles simply because their EV has a bigger battery. Further more, eventually the notion that every EV needs a ‘bigger’ battery (than, say 30kWh) will be proved false (those of us ‘normal’ EVers who have owned one for more than a few months know this already). This will be especially so if one has to pay a *significant* extra cost for a bigger battery – as one will.

You are right. Every EV does not need a bigger battery. However, there has to be a good way to travel long distances as well. What does one do for the occasional high mileage trip? A built in range extender is one weighty option. A second ICE vehicle could be a possibility for some families, but not for many singles. Fast charging would be a nice solution if it wasn’t so scarce, and if it was even faster. An external range extender on a trailer, with batteries or ICE generator, would be a great solution if:
1) You could pick up and change trailers quickly at many service stations,
2) Standards allowed you to use any trailer with any EV, and
3) All EVs came trailer ready, so expensive custom conversions were not needed.

All these solutions have drawbacks or are not commercially available. This is why people drift towards that simple larger battery solution. Even with its drawbacks, it works.