Could gamification help electric vehicles unlock Britain's smart energy grid
20 June 2018

Could gamification help electric vehicles unlock Britain’s smart energy grid?

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.

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Ecotricity and Fully Charged Live logos on a dark blue background with a green Nemesis outline screeching across the bottom of the image
20 June 2018

Ecotricity at Fully Charged Live

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.

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The history of nemesis graphic. A line drawing of the car on an Ecotricity green background.
12 June 2018

What on earth is... the Nemesis?

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.

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Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity talks Electric Cars
4 June 2018

Dale talks electric cars, green gas and Eco Park with Fully Charged

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.

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Ecotricity founder Dale Vince 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018
16 May 2018

Dale describes the future of “inspiring” Ecotricity

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.

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Ecotricity virtual power plant featuring solar farm and wind turbine
2 May 2018

Ecotricity and Next Kraftwerke partner to create a greener grid

Britain’s greenest energy company has formed a partnership with Next Kraftwerke to create and operate a 'Smart Grid’.

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Rob Cooling kneeling with black dog in front of electric car
9 March 2018

Power to the EV people

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!

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26 February 2018

Ride the ethical shopping wave

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.

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Ecotricity electric highway electric vehicle charging point
29 January 2018

Thousands get Fully Charged with our EV tariff

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.

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