Electric Nation has been a huge success, having received almost 3,000 enquiries from people wanting to take part in the project. As there are only 700 spaces available, we are reaching capacity and all future applications received are being placed on a reserve list.
DriveElectric, the UK’s leading specialist in electric car leasing, has had the envious task of dealing with all 3,000 or so enquiries for the project, with the aim of helping people at the initial enquiry stage, and all the way through to becoming part of the trial. Many participants will be familiar with members of the team at DriveElectric such as Vicky Reed, who must now be one of the country’s foremost experts regarding all types of questions about electric vehicles and smart chargers!
Mike Potter, Managing Director, DriveElectric, says: “The overwhelming response and enthusiasm of EV drivers to get on board with the project and offer their support for this important research has been fantastic. The pioneers of electric vehicles in the UK are genuinely passionate about their vehicle of choice and are obviously keen to ensure that the UK’s power network will be able to provide for the future’s growing demand for charging.”
Electric Nation is now entering the main trial phase, with the aim of testing the smart charging technology, and people’s acceptance of managed charging. As 2018 progresses, more learning will be shared from the project.