Gov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev

December 10th, 2013 Comments Off on Gov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev

The mass adoption of ULEVs will have significant implications for the energy sector at both a local and a national level. As the numberElectric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. Read more ... » of plug-inPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » vehiclesNot just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... » on our roads increases, so will the demand for electricityNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... », placing additional pressures on the electricity systemUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... ».

However, ULEVs can also help to balance the demand for electricity at peak periods and support the efficient use#Electriccar #ev(s) are coming this way - whether you like it or not. Read more ... » of energy by consumers. This will be facilitated by the introduction of intelligent power#Electriccar #ev(s) are coming this way - whether you like it or not. Read more ... » supply networks (smart grids) and the roll out of electricity smart meters across all domestic properties in the UKElectric Highway links London to Leeds. Electric Car Drivers can celebrate.. Read more ... » by 2020.

The majority of plugPlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... »-in vehicleMaking a change: MP backs £37 million for electric car plan. Read more ... » owners will chargeAnswered: Response from Source London Electric Charging Scheme.. Read more ... » their vehicles at homeElectric Highway links London to Leeds. Electric Car Drivers can celebrate.. Read more ... », at night timeRapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds. Read more ... », during the off-peak period. This is not only most convenient for drivers, but also maximises the environmental and economic benefits of plug-in vehicles by using cheaper, lower carbon night-time electricity generation.

To help people charge at home as easily as possible, the GovernmentThe Future is bright & Electric: Govt to fund UK rapid charging network. Read more ... » is ensuring that smart metering in Great Britain includes the functionality to support chargingLamp posts with charging points and free parking for green cars: Four cities get £40m pot to improve electric-car infrastructure. Read more ... » of plug-in vehicles. This will allow rechargingTech Update: Wireless Charging For Electric Vehicles Moves Closer. Read more ... » to happen when it is cheapest for consumers and the energy systemWireless UK: UK motorway to charge electric cars on the move. Read more ... » (subject to appropriate technologyLamp posts with charging points and free parking for green cars: Four cities get £40m pot to improve electric-car infrastructure. Read more ... » in the chargepoint or plug-in vehicle).

Plug-in vehicles could also act as distributed energy storageDrivers could save £400 each year - Read more about this great deal. Read more ... » during periods when renewable (or nuclear) electricity generation exceeds demand. This could happen during the lifeRapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds. Read more ... » of the vehicle or as a potential end-of-life use for batteriesRapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds. Read more ... ». There may even be the potential for these vehicles to be usedLamp posts with charging points and free parking for green cars: Four cities get £40m pot to improve electric-car infrastructure. Read more ... » as an energy store, to power the house or feed electricity back to the grid at peak periods.

Lessons learnt

Much has been learnt since we first launched the £400 million programme of policyNorway: Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle?. Read more ... » measures in the UK. This comes from the evidence and feedback from industry, consumerDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... » organisations, academia and the wider research community as well as from Government’s own experienceElectric Highway links London to Leeds. Electric Car Drivers can celebrate.. Read more ... » with the Plugged-In Places schemeIKEA is to roll out electric car charging points at its 18 UK stores by the end of the year.. Read more ... » and the Plug-in grantsWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... ». Some of the headline findings include:

•    Most people have little, if any, knowledge of ULEVs. Insufficient or inaccurate informationWhite paper: Innovative on-street EV charging solutions. Read more ... » can put off potential buyers.

•    High upfront costsAnswered: Response from Source London Electric Charging Scheme.. Read more ... » are a key barrier. The Plug-in CarElectric Highway links London to Leeds. Electric Car Drivers can celebrate.. Read more ... » GrantTesla VS Dyson, as the latter Challenges Tesla With $1.4 Billion Battery Tech Investment. Read more ... » was considered an important factor in the purchaseVW's 'dieselgate' puts spotlight on electric cars in Germany. Read more ... » decision of 85% of ULEVNot just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... » purchasers.

•    ULEVs can provide clear benefits for many fleets and there is an appetite among fleets to embrace the technology, if it can be done costUK EV Sales: Electric vehicles create buzz. Read more ... » effectively. Over 60% of the initial Plugged-in Fleets Initiative participants have gone on to procure a plug-in vehicle or are planning to do so.

•    Once they have driven an ULEV, people’s preconceptions are often contradicted and their response to the car’s characteristics in terms of smoothness, quietness and acceleration is overwhelmingly positive.

•    As previous studies have shown, most charging continues to occur at home and overnight, with some charging at the workplace.

•    The provision of an accurate sourcePhinergy's Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles. Read more ... » of chargepoint information is important for convincing existing owners and potential purchasers that their charging needs can be met.

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