Energy

Electric Car Road Trips

Under the banner of ‘Welsh Road Trips’ a group of accommodation providers in Mid Wales have joined together to offer tailored driving tours with luxury accommodation in the stunning Welsh countryside. What does this have to do with electric vehicles you say? Well, they got in touch with us to explain. Uniquely, in addition to […]

The eTap Electric Car Charging Solution

Transport Minister Norman Baker is to open the first eTap on the 6th July at CEME in Rainham. No, not Etap the budget continental hotel chain, but eTap. An electric car charging system that combines solar panels with the charging points. The eTap (electricity on tap) is 45 solar panels These earn an immediate income […]

Try the smart electric car

New Electric Car – If you can get yourself down to London today before 8pm you have a chance to try the new Smart Electric Car which was officially  released in the UK back in 2012. This is part of the Smart Urban Stage, a temporary exhibition which asks the question ‘What will the future […]

Your electric car battery could store excess energy

New Scientist has reported  that the new generation electric cars have way more capacity in their batteries than they typically use. A standard urban range of an electric car is around 20-30 miles, yet the battery has the potential to store a 100 mile charge. Several research groups in the US and Australia are now […]

Renewably powered charging network

Charging Point Services bring their charging point management system, network management software and solar panel technology to the charging points. The solar panel which is integral to the unit can generate additional electricity to power the charging point. The software controls the network with a database of all registered users, authentication and usage recording. Fairly […]

Electric Scooters

The TP Scoot can certainly help you save hundreds of pounds on petrol, as well as enjoying zero rated road tax, low insurance and congestion zone exemption in London. It is compact for storage in an office corner or reception. The TP Scoot is a fully TUV certified, electric urban vehicle, with a range of […]

Electric car charging schemes

Electric car charging schemes are springing up across the UK in response to the rapid growth in charging points within UK cities. These are public or privately run charging networks, where for a small subscription, you get access to a network of charging points (usually through a special electronic tag which gives you access to […]

Rapid Chargers

Electric car charging – Retail Centres in the north east ready to rapid charge your electric car.  Electric car-driving shoppers in North East England have the opportunity to use two Rapid Charger charing points  installed at the Metrocentre and Dalton Park the biggest outlet store in the North East. The 50kw Rapid Chargers are funded […]

Electric car charging devices

How to Charge an Electric Car In most cases electric vehicles can be charged from a standard electric socket, so businesses or individuals recharge them at their own premises and homes. However, there is also a growing network of public and private electric car charging points. At the moment, many public charging points are free. […]

CABLED electric vehicle trial results

The CABLED Project has been wrestling with the issue of electric vehicle viability and the results of the ‘Largest ‘Real World’ Electric Vehicle Trial’ are now in, after a year. The full CABLED press release is copied below, see what you make of it. Perhaps unsurprisingly the trial shows that electric cars are a good […]