Tag: Mike Potter

Electric Nation trials V2G

Nissan Leaf owners will take part in the Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid project

THE ability for electric vehicles to contribute positively to the grid is to be trialled by Electric Nation, which previously ran a similar smart charging project. The trial is recruiting Nissan Leaf owners in the Midlands, South West and South Wales – the area covered by Western Power Distribution (WPD). While smart charging can help lessen the demand on the grid, vehicle-to-grid…

Commuters vote for new electric car rather than public transport

Commuters abandon public transport for cheaper electric cars but many company car policies don’t allow EVs 1000px

COMMUTERS are considering an electric car (EV) to commute rather than risk public transport as firms gradually start returning to work. Marlow-based broker DriveElectric surveyed public transport commuters via a Twitter poll to see if they were planning to change their journey to work post-lockdown. The results of the survey showed that 43% were considering an EV rather than using public transport;…

DriveElectric offers FlexiHire EV service

DriveElectric FlexiHire Voltia EV Converted Van

EV-specialist broker DriveElectric is offering short-term electric vehicle rental. Called FlexiHire, the service enables businesses to hire an electric car or van for a period of a few months rather than the long-term commitment of full contract hire. DriveElectric says that with no upfront payment, the FlexiHire service offers a cost-effective way to drive an electric vehicle. Rental costs start from just…

DriveElectric supports Nottingham Low Emission City Conference

Robert Llewellyn of Fully Charged

EV BROKER specialist, DriveElectric, is supporting the Creating A Low Emission City Conference. Taking place in Nottingham on March 26, 2020, the event will be hosted by Nottingham City Council and chaired by Robert Llewellyn from Fully Charged (pictured above) and Mark Goodier, radio presenter and EV advocate.  The conference plans to explore the practical measures cities can take to improve air…