Electric Vehicles

Plans approved for huge new solar farm at Nissan as Sunderland plant aims to go carbon neutral

By |2022-01-10T13:03:14+00:00January 12th, 2022|Battery Storage, Leaf, News, Nissan, Solar and Battery|

Nissan has been given the green light to install a huge solar farm at its Sunderland plant as part of a drive to become carbon neutral. Planning permission was granted for the new 20MW installation this week, which will double the amount of renewable electricity generated at Nissan’s factory to 20% of the plant’s

Reasons to be hopeful: the climate solutions available now

By |2021-11-06T12:57:31+00:00November 14th, 2021|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Wind|

We have every tool we need to tackle the climate crisis. Here’s what some key sectors are doing The climate emergency is the biggest threat to civilisation we have ever faced. But there is good news: we already have every tool we need to beat it. The challenge is not identifying the solutions, but rolling

London’s largest taxi firm to go fully electric by 2023 with 4,000 EVs

By |2021-10-03T10:40:03+00:00October 18th, 2021|Electric Cars, News|

Addison Lee, a London-headquartered private hire taxi and courier company, and the UK’s largest private vehicle hire firm, today announced that its entire fleet will become fully electric by 2023. Its current fleet currently stands at around 4,000 cars. More electric taxis for London The company says it will spend £160 million ($219 million) to

Powered by sunshine: why electric vehicles and solar panels are a perfect match

By |2021-09-12T17:41:53+00:00October 1st, 2021|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

When Energy Saving Trust’s head of service delivery Matt Fraser and his family moved house, it provided the perfect opportunity to explore more sustainable ways of living. The family installed solar panels at their new home and swapped their petrol car for an electric vehicle. We spoke to Matt to find out why solar panels

Fully Charged Show 2021 – Popular EVs

By |2021-09-20T13:30:57+00:00September 20th, 2021|Blog, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Fully Charged Live, News|

Most of our time at Fully Charged was, naturally, spent on our stand telling potential customers about the benefits of solar and battery storage. However, there was still time to go exploring around the show and I began by heading towards the main EV sales area. Here the most popular electric cars were on

Oxfordshire County Council gets green light for on-street EV charging trial

By |2021-09-12T17:09:21+00:00September 17th, 2021|Charging, Electric Vehicles, News|

A pilot project trialing 30 on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers that connect directly to a household’s electricity supply is to be run across Oxford and Cherwell. Having been awarded funding by Innovate UK and the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford Direct Services are now expecting installations to start in between

The weekend read: Energy storage potential

By |2021-08-22T13:27:23+00:00September 1st, 2021|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

As solar and wind make up larger portions of the energy mix, energy storage is becoming an increasingly important piece of the puzzle in keeping electricity networks running smoothly. And as battery costs fall, new business models are emerging to increase the value of battery energy storage projects for both grid operators and project owners.

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