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Electric Nation at LCV2017

Come and visit us at LCV2017

We’ll have a real, live Tesla Model S on the stand (number C3 100-101), along with one of our smart chargers. And of course the Electric Nation partners can explain the benefits of smart chargers. Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event, incorporating four key features: Technology exhibition split over three halls Extensive […]

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Electric Nation Smart Charging system proven after testing

Smart charging is being used in Electric Nation to manage the demand of groups of EVs charging, so that it does not exceed the available spare electricity network capacity. This is achieved using real-time communications between smart chargers and the smart charging solution providers, CrowdCharge and GreenFlux. The trial will expand current understanding of the […]

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150 smart chargers installed, and rising

The project, which is trialling a smart charging solution to the capacity challenge presented by increasing numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) on local electricity networks, was launched in September 2016 at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event. The aim is to recruit a total of 500-700 people buying new EVs – both pure electric vehicles […]

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Electric Nation Nottingham

Electric Nation promotes free smart chargers at Go Ultra Low Nottingham event

Electric Nation took part in an event organised by Go Ultra Low Nottingham to showcase ultra-low emission vehicles on 6 May 2017 in Market Square. In addition to Electric Nation, many of Nottingham’s EV dealers also participated in the event. DriveElectric’s Ian Hanton, who was explaining to people about the Electric Nation project, says “The […]

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Electric Nation on the BBC

Electric Nation on the BBC

Electric Nation was featured on the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Breakfast Show with Trish Adudu on Monday 8 May (www.bbc.co.uk/bbccoventryandwarwickshire) Jason Savidge from Stratford Energy, one of the project’s smart charger installers, was interviewed as part of the programme. Jason explained how free smart chargers are available for electric vehicle owners as part of the […]

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Electric Nation at the Swansea Clean Air Roadshow

Electric Nation takes part in the Swansea Clean Air Roadshow

Electric Nation promoted its offer of free electric vehicle smart chargers at the Swansea Clean Air Roadshow on Saturday 22nd April 2017, World Earth Day. The Electric Nation stand, sited in Castle Square in Swansea city centre, enjoyed many enquiries from people who are due to take delivery of new electric vehicles. The aim of […]

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Electric Nation smart charger

Electric Nation hits milestone of 100 smart charger installations ahead of schedule

The Electric Nation project has achieved a significant milestone with the installation of 100 electric vehicle (EV) home smart chargers. The project, which is trialling a smart charging solution to the capacity challenge presented by increasing numbers of EVs on local electricity networks, was launched in September 2016 at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle event. […]

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swansea clean air roadshow

Swansea Clean Air Roadshow, 22 April 2017

If you live in South Wales and you’re considering buying an electric vehicle, then come along to the Swansea Clean Air Roadshow event to meet the Electric Nation team and find out how you can get a free home smart charger. The smart charger is one of the very latest on the market, it can […]

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Electric Nation Milton Keynes Smart Charger

Free home smart chargers for electric vehicle owners are rolled out in Milton Keynes

Electric vehicles continue to become more popular with motorists Buyers of new EVs can now have one of the very latest home smart chargers installed – for free The Electric Nation project is recruiting new EV owners in the Midlands, South West and South Wales Electric vehicle (EV) owners in Milton Keynes have become the […]

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Electric Nation Matt Tupper

More electric cars to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, but are the UK’s local electricity networks ready?

This year’s Geneva Motor Show, which opens to the press on Tuesday 7 March, features new electric vehicles (EVs) from a range of manufacturers, with larger battery capacities offering greater driving ranges, but will motorists be able to charge them? Research suggests that some of the UK’s local electricity networks will need intervention to enable […]

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