Electric Nation promoted its offer of free electric vehicle smart chargers at the Swansea Clean Air Roadshow on Saturday 22nd April 2017, World Earth Day.
The Electric Nation stand, sited in Castle Square in Swansea city centre, enjoyed many enquiries from people who are due to take delivery of new electric vehicles.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the variety of ultra-low emission vehicles available today, with a range of electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles.
The Clean Air Roadshow also featured displays from EV manufacturers including BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Tesla and Toyota. Riversimple, a company based in Wales, also showcased its Rasa hydrogen car.
Many of these manufacturers sent visitors to the Electric Nation stand to talk about how smart chargers can help prevent local electricity networks becoming overloaded as the clustering of electric cars becomes more commonplace in the future.
Ian Hanton from the Electric Nation project says the Clean Air Roadshow event was very successful. “We had lots of enquiries about the project, with people coming over to see our Tesla Model S connected to one of our smart charger units. People who are due to buy or lease a new pure electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle were keen to find out how they could get one of the latest smart chargers for free. The event was a great example of a range of different ultra-low car manufacturers, and other organisations operating in the field of low carbon transport, working together for a common aim.”
Electric Nation is a Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Network Innovation Allowance funded project. WPD’s collaboration partners in the project are EA Technology, DriveElectric, Lucy Electric GridKey and TRL.
The Electric Nation trial is taking place in the WPD network areas in the Midlands, South West and South Wales.
The project is seeking to recruit 500-700 people buying or leasing new electric vehicles (of all makes and models, pure electric and plug-in hybrids) to take part in the largest trial of its kind. Trial participants will get a free* smart charger installed.
Places on the trial are now filling up fast, so any new EV owners who want one of the latest smart chargers installed free of charge are advised to apply as soon as possible.
For more information and to check eligibility visit www.electricnation.org.uk
* Subject to eligibility and conditions