The £9m My Electric Avenue project, hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution and led by EA Technology, is now entering its reporting phase. The My Electric Avenue project team will be hosting their first webinar specifically for the automotive and EV charging sectors to begin sharing the findings of this pioneering research.
Set up to test the impact of electric vehicles on the local electricity network, My Electric Avenue will begin to present the finding of it’s trials so that energy companies, car manufacturers and others can learn from the project.
The Ofgem funded project has been trialling ‘Esprit’, a technology to manage and remotely control EV charging with the aim of alleviating stress on local electricity networks.
More than 200 people have been successfully engaged with the project, in both clustered and non-clustered scenarios, to drive a Nissan Leaf pure electric vehicle for 18 months.
The first in series of webinars over the next six months will take place on Wednesday 8th July 2015, 11.00 – 11.40am.
The webinar will share early results from the trials, giving a valuable insight into;
• EV charging and driving behaviours, based on more than 200 real people
• Perceptions of EVs, and of controlled charging
• The real effect of Esprit on charging – interruptions and frequency
• How a trial can boost interest in EVs, and conversion to future sales/leasing opportunities
Some interesting facts and figures already revealed include; that the trial participants have driven their Nissan Leafs more than 2.7 million km in less than 18 months (almost the equivalent of driving to the moon and back eight times) and more than 50% said they would lease or buy another EV when the trial comes to an end.
If you would be interested in joining the webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions on how to participate.