I have now had CCS charging issues three times in a row.
Fail One: Returning from Cornwall, we stopped at Solstice Park Services with 24% SoC and started charging on a Polar Ultracharger at the Holiday Inn. At about 40%, charging stopped, and I had to reconnect from scratch. When going through the checks, the Rapid could not detect the vehicle. I tried several times, and the same issue occurred.
Fail Two: I moved Zoe down the road to the other Ultracharger situated in the Harvester car park. Again, the Rapid could not detect the vehicle and failed to connect. After several attempts, I used Type 2 AC to charge to 60% and then left.
Fail Three: Having arrived home with 5% SoC, I decided to try a local Polar Ultracharger the next day. Everything started fine, and I stayed with the vehicle until it reached 40%. I then went to a local shop to buy a few items, and on my return found that the charging had stopped at 53%. As it had started raining heavily, I didn’t try reconnecting.
I’ve not read of anyone else reporting this issue, and as I used three different Rapids, I’m assuming it’s an issue with the vehicle. I’ll maybe try again tomorrow, perhaps on another network, to see if this problem repeats itself.