Low Carbon East Oxford invites you to an event with a difference!
Sat 1 Jun 10:00am-2pm, Restore Cafe - Manzil Way, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1YH
Fancy driving an electric vehicle (EV) for 18 months as part of an exciting new trial? Through the 'My Electric Avenue' project, eligible groups of ten or more people can each be offered a brand new Nissan LEAF each at a greatly reduced monthly payment and each household will be given a free charging point. The project is being led by the local electricity distribution company SSE PD and managed by EA Technology.
In order to be eligible, each group of at least 10 households will need to cluster in neigbourhood where they share the same electricity connection from the local substation. Please note that off-road parking will also be needed, unfortunately. These conditions may make the opportunity interesting for villages around Oxfordshire served by SSE PD wires.
The project, a joint venture between Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution and EA Technology, will provide essential learning about managing the strain on the electricity (distribution) network from the increased uptake of EVs, as well as reducing the need for network reinforcement to facilitate this faster uptake, helping the transition towards a low carbon future and decarbonised transport.
The ‘My Electric Avenue’ project aims to trial new technology that monitors and controls electric vehicle charging points and substations, allowing charging to be staggered during times of peak energy demand. The project is preparing for when electric cars will be commonplace. The technology will monitor and control the electricity demand from charging electric cars. It is a solution that will save expensive and disruptive work being carried out to upgrade the electricity network and avoid the need for roads to be dug up. With low carbon transport due to play an increasingly important role in the future, it is important that electric vehicles are a viable and attractive option for both businesses and individuals – not least because EVs will mean cleaner air and a healthier future for us all.