A new £400,000 government funded project will start work this month to investigate whether gamification, including virtual currencies, competitions and raffles, can encourage electric car drivers to engage with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies – and be a part of Britain’s smart energy grid future.
Fully Charged Live, the electric vehicle and renewable energy event of the year, took place at Silverstone earlier this month. Our IT Infrastructure Engineer, Gareth Edwards, manned Ecotricity’s display at the show, and talked EVs, sustainability, and the Nemesis, the UK’s fastest electric vehicle.
In the words of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince: “it’s a mad car.” Dale wanted to smash the stereotype of electric cars as “something Noddy would drive – slow, boring, not cool.” So a team of ex-motorsports engineers spent two years making Dale’s vision a reality and in 2012, The Nemesis became the fastest electric vehicle in the UK.
Ecotricity founder Dale Vince sat down with Robert Llewellyn recently to catch up on all the latest Ecotricity news and look ahead to Fully Charged Live.
Ecotricity has been identified as a ‘Company to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange Group for the second year in a row - find out what Dale had to say to the organisers about the future of Ecotricity and the energy industry.
Britain’s greenest energy company has formed a partnership with Next Kraftwerke to create and operate a 'Smart Grid’.
We’ve got some pretty amazing customers at Ecotricity. As well as choosing green energy, there are those who go a whole lot further too – a real driving force behind the green revolution. We launched the Electric Highway in 2011, creating the UK’s first motorway network of charging points for electric vehicles. It’s now possible to drive from Lands End to John O’Groats!
Here at Britain’s greenest energy company, we’re on a mission: to create a greener Britain by changing the way people think about energy, transport and food. Those are three big areas we need to change. Together, they make up 80% of our personal carbon footprints, so by changing our attitudes in these three areas we can make a huge difference in fighting climate change.
With Britain’s electric vehicle revolution in full swing, there’s been an incredible response to Fully Charged, our new energy and EV bundle for electric car drivers, with thousands of customers old and new benefiting from cheaper charging at home and on the road via the Electric Highway.