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Electric Nation in the News

Electric Nation enjoyed lots of media coverage during November. The project was featured in motoring magazine Autocar at the end of a high profile two weeks which also saw Gill Nowell from EA Technology being interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live, Mark Dale from WPD being interviewed on Radio Wales, and the project also enjoyed a 2,000 word feature in Energy World.

Electric Nation Autocar 15 Nov 17

Written by Jesse Crosse, the article in Autocar explains how smart charging could prevent the need for a costly overhaul of the nation’s electricity infrastructure to cope with the widespread adoption of EVs. Autocar pulled out some headline data from the Electric Nation project so far: 48% of electric vehicle users plug their cars in between 5pm and midnight, vehicles are plugged in for an average of 12 hours, yet the vehicles are only charging for an average of two hours.

Gill Nowell from EA Technology and the Electric Nation project also recently took part in the BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast Show about electric vehicles. Rachel Burden presented the programme, which included what is best described as an interesting range of views about EVs. The headline issue being discussed was “What would make you convert from petrol or diesel to electric?” Later the very same day, Electric Nation’s Mark Dale was also interviewed for Radio Wales.

And Electric Nation was featured in the November 2017 issue of Energy World magazine. The 2,000 word article provides all the information you need to know about the Electric Nation project and smart charging. Titled ‘Energy use in transport: EV charging and how this would impact the grid’, the feature looks at a range of issues, including National Grid’s ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ (FES), published on 13 July 2017, which included a number of scenarios which estimated that the additional system-wide peak electricity demand from electric vehicles would range from 6 to 18GW in 2050.

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