Plugging electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid could cut £270 million a year off the cost of running the UK power system by 2030, according to a report by Moixa and a consortium of leading energy and transport companies. It analyses the benefits of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology, which allows EVs to support the electricity network, storing power when it is abundant and feeding it back into the grid at times of peak demand. Chris Wright, chief technology officer at Moixa, said: “By 2030 there will be millions of electric vehicles on our roads. This report shows how they can play a vital role in the UK’s energy system as batteries on wheels, helping to manage supply and demand and saving hundreds of millions of pounds. It also shows how savings can be shared fairly with drivers, lowering the cost of owning EVs and supporting growth of the sector.”
Network 26th June 2019 read more »
How important are emerging smart charging technologies to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution and the wider net zero transition? That is the question asked by two separate reports this week. And the answer from both appears to be, ‘very’. According to a new study published today by researchers at Element Energy, EVs have the potential to save France, Italy, Spain, and the UK €4bn a year, but only if governments prioritise the integration of smart charging technology.
Business Green 26th June 2019 read more »
The first of more than 100 electric forecourts powered by solar panels to be built in the UK has been announced for Braintree in Essex. The news follows GRIDSERVE’s previous commitment for a £1 billion UK-wide programme to deliver ultra-fast and low-cost charging stations for both private and fleet electric vehicles (EVs), including taxis, buses, delivery and heavy goods vehicles, to make EV charging “as easy as using petrol stations”. It has submitted a planning application for the Braintree Electric Forecourt, to be located next to the Horizon 120 Business & Innovation Park, which the company says will offer the “world’s fastest” charging rates, refuelling a typical EV in less than 30 minutes. It will consist of 24 ultra-fast charging bays, a coffee shop and convenience supermarket and also serve as an education centre and hub to explore a range of EV solutions.
Energy Live News 26th June 2019 read more »