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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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ELECTRIC NATION AT THE FUTURE CAR:DIFF EVENT

Motorists in Cardiff who are considering an electric car can apply for a free smart charger through the Electric Nation project, and they can find out more at the ‘FUTURE CAR:DIFF’ event on Tuesday 11 July 2017. Mike Potter from Electric Nation will be one of the presenters at the event, which takes place from […]

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LowCVP Conference 2017

LOWCVP CONFERENCE 2017 CONFIRMS ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE THE FUTURE

Electric vehicles were seen as a key solution to help lower emissions in our future cities at the 2017 LowCVP Conference. In the UK, London is leading the way, following the recent publication of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. However other areas are also developing their own initiatives, including three Go Ultra Low cities – Milton […]

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Electric Nation featured in Electrical Energy Storage magazine

The Electric Nation project has been featured in Electrical Energy Storage (EES) magazine. The article explains how an electric vehicle can more than double the demand on the local electricity network from a home when charging at peak times. If many homes in a local area adopt EVs, and they all charge at peak times, […]

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Nottingham gets its first electric vehicle home smart charger

A Nottingham resident has become the first person in the city to have a free home smart charger installed for his electric car through the Electric Nation project National Clean Air Day (15 June) promotes ways to improve local air quality, including increased take-up of electric vehicles Former US vice president turned eco activist Al […]

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Crowd Charge

FLEETDRIVE ELECTRIC HELPS BUSINESSES GET SMART ABOUT WORKPLACE EV CHARGING

To accelerate the UK’s transition to ultra-low emission vehicles, Fleetdrive Electric, the sustainable vehicle leasing specialists, introduces ‘Crowd Charge’, a smart electric vehicle charging solution designed specifically with business users in mind. Launched at the edie LIVE 2017 event at Birmingham NEC, the bespoke charging solution enables Fleetdrive Electric to provide clients with the complete […]

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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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