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My Electric Avenue Project Launch, press conference and Contract signing of the My Electric Avenue Project launch with Nissan LEAF electric car held at the IET, Savoy Place, London on June 3rd, 2013.
Katie Shaw chats with Mike Potter
EA Technology - Robert Davis, Dave A Roberts, Gill Nowell, Tim Butler
Scottish and Southern Energy - Stuart Hogarth, Nigel Bessant, Richard Hartshorn
Nissan - Simon Enstone, Oliver Paturet
Fleetdreive - Mike Potter
Zero Carbon Futures - Dr. Colin Heron, Lois Warne
Northeren PowerGrid - Jim Cardwell, Mark Drye
My Electric Avenue is looking for 100 neighbourly drivers to trial electric cars
In a UK first, ten groups of neighbours are being sought to drive electric cars for 18 months as part of a new trial that will look at ways of managing their impact on the local electricity grid.
The pioneering 'My Electric Avenue' project aims to find ten clusters, each of at least ten community-minded people, to drive an all-electric Nissan LEAF, and in doing so they will be helping to trial technology which will enable much faster adoption of electric vehicles.?
My Electric Avenue project is hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), and led by EA Technology, an innovation technology deliverer. The £9m project is part of Ofgem's Low Carbon Networks Fund programme, which supports projects sponsored by network providers to explore innovative, commercially-oriented technology.
It is the first time that neighbours all from the same street - or very close - are being sought for such a trial, so that a more realistic analysis of its effect on their local electricity substation can be made. Enthusiastic people, who are interested in being an electric car driver for the next 18 months and have neighbours who are also interested, are asked to get in touch via the project website www.myelectricavenue.info.
Each applicant will benefit from savings on their monthly fuel bills, with zero petrol or diesel costs, no road
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