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Electric Nation Smart Charging Trial

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT SMART CHARGING CAN BE KEY SOLUTION TO CHALLENGE OF NETWORK DEMAND FROM EVS

Initial findings of Electric Nation trial suggest that smart charging can be a key solution to the impact of increasing numbers of EVs on the electricity network Vehicle to grid charging – soon to be trialled as part of the Electric Nation project – will provide further help The main issue around grid capacity relates […]

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NEW WLTP & RDE ECONOMY & EMISSIONS TEST START TODAY

From today, 1 September 2017, every new car model will be tested against the new World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). By September 2018 all new cars on sale will have WLTP test information. The new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test also comes into force. WLTP aims to give car buyers comprehensive and reliable mpg […]

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Electric Nation at LCV2017

Visit Electric Nation at LCV2017

Electric Nation has a stand at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV2017) event which takes place on 6 & 7 September at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Mark Dale from Western Power Distribution and Esther Dudek from EA Technology will also be giving a talk about the project, with a focus on presenting the real […]

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BMW Electric Vehicle sales increase by 75%

More than 50,000 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and electrified MINI vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world since the start of the year. The BMW Group now has a total of nine electrified automobiles on the market: sales of these vehicles totalled 50,711 in the first seven months of the year, an increase […]

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THE FUTURE OF LOW CARBON TRANSPORT: CENEX-LCV2017 SEMINARS ANNOUNCED

Smart Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Air Quality and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are some of the topics featuring in the seminar schedule released today for Cenex-LCV2017, the UK’s largest Low Carbon Vehicle Event. Cenex has today released the seminar programme for Cenex-LCV2017 (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk), the UK’s largest technology-showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle […]

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New diesel and petrol cars to be banned from 2040 in UK

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040. This announcement from the government is in response to being taken to court by Environmental law firm ClientEarth over levels of air pollution. The announcement mirrors that of France; earlier in July, President Emmanuel Macron said that diesel and petrol […]

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Electric Nation Smart Charger Milton Keynes

Smart charging provides solution to challenge of electric vehicles creating extra peak electricity demand by 2050

National Grid’s ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ report includes scenario where EVs create an extra 30 per cent peak electricity demand This challenge can be addressed by smart charging, currently being trialled by the Electric Nation project Former Mayor of Milton Keynes delighted with free smart charger provided by Electric Nation Electric vehicles could create an additional […]

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Peak impact of electric cars will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants but could be reduced significantly by smart charging

By Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times www.ft.com Electric vehicles could create as much as 18 gigawatts of extra demand for electricity — the equivalent of the capacity of nearly six Hinkley Point nuclear power stations — at peak times by 2050, according to National Grid. The operator of Britain’s electricity system has analysed the […]

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Record number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered in UK

UK car buyers registered more electric and plug-in hybrid cars during the first half of 2017 than in any previous six-monthly period. More than 22,400 plug-in models were registered between January and June 2017, a rise of 14.3% on 2016 and 53.8% up on the same period in 2015. June exceeded all previous non-plate-change months […]

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Electric Nation smart charging

Electric vehicles and the UK’s ability to charge them – comment from Electric Nation

Significant announcements made this week about an accelerated move to electric cars The UK’s local electricity networks can cope with the increase in electric vehicles, but smart ‘managed’ charging will be required Electric Nation, the world’s largest project of its kind, is trialling a smart charging solution The last week has seen an explosion of […]

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