Overcoming EV Range Anxiety

Sales of electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) in the UK rose by 27% in 2017, year on year, and the latest figures, released in April 2018, show that around 146,000 plug-in vehicles are currently driving around on our…

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How to be a Good Ancestor

In this week’s blog, our Technical Director, Dr Chris Jardine, meets philosopher and author, Roman Krznaric.  Together, they discuss the importance of time horizons when thinking about sustainability.  Chris Jardine: We’re delighted to see you have a new book out…

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Converting Classic Cars to 100% Electric

Internal combustion engines, for all their flaws, are design classics.  Why let them go to waste? In this guest blog, Steve Drummond from Electrogenic explains why you should consider converting classic cars to electric. Electrogenic converts classic cars to 100%…

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How to install solar in schools

We’re currently building a 2MW community energy scheme with a Welsh community energy group called Awel Amen Tawe.  Their Egni Coop is working with Newport Council to install solar on their schools and other public buildings such as the velodrome. …

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The Future of Electric Car Charging

Our electric vehicle infrastructure project manager, Hugh Pickerill, takes a look at future technologies for electric car charging. Introduction The Electric Vehicle industry is a constant environment of change and innovation. This is after all, an industry spanning back to…

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Electric Vehicles, Air Pollution and Health

The switch to electric vehicles has other beneficial effects above and beyond reducing carbon dioxide emissions from personal transport.  Conventional internal combustion engine vehicles also produce pollution, notable nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, that have seriously detrimental effects on local…

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The Amazing Story of EVs in Norway

Why are there so many EVs in Norway?  Our resident Norwegian, Bea Cecilie Karlsen explains all. Norway is the global leader when it comes to electric vehicles. In 2018 the nation’s electric car market share was at 46 percent of…

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Solar Energy and the Seasons

As a solar engineer, it’s my job to understand the movement of the sun across the sky throughout the year.  However, a technical understanding of solar movement often feels at odds with my appreciation of the world around me.  That…

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