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How to keep the grid stable with the great EV switchover

With the UK Government’s plans to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from the year 2035, that’s less than 5,500 days left and the time remaining to electrify the UK’s road network are rapidly running out. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, points out some potential potholes on the road ahead.
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Q&A: How to design charging infrastructure for an electric fleet

Converting a fleet to all-electric involves a lot more than buying new vehicles and accepting the charge they provide. There are many infrastructure needs and operational strategies to consider, including where to place chargers, what kinds of chargers you need and who owns the charging system. Justin Merkel, senior distribution manager at HDR, discusses how fleet operators can save money by investing in the correct setup.
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‘Hidden’ on-street EV charging point gets £4.1m backing

To facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, convenient on-street charging is high on the priority list. So, in a bid to help boost the UK’s charging infrastructure offering, an innovative product that is sunk into the sidewalk, then rises up when in use has been developed by Trojan Energy.
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UK projected to have 350,000 homes fitted with electric vehicle chargers by 2025

If there’s good news to be had within the automotive industry at the moment it is that the electric vehicle market is booming, with a 132% increase over this year to May 2020, and by 2025 an expected one million EVs will be on UK roads. As a result, domestic charging is also set increase, with an estimated 350,000 UK homes having a charging system within the next five years.
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Nissan installs first large-scale V2G chargers in UK

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging technology is set to play a vital role in supporting electricity grids handle the increasing number of electric vehicles. As a result, energy company E.ON and car maker Nissan have deployed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers in the UK as part of a trial to demonstrate how electric vans and cars can give back to the grid and help flatten peaks.
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London bus garage becomes world’s largest vehicle-to-grid site

A North London bus garage is set to become a ‘virtual power station’, generating electricity from buses when not in use. Following a transformation to garage nearly 100 new zero-emission electric buses, Northumberland Park is now one of the biggest electric bus facilities in Europe. The project, called Bus2Grid, is believed to be the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial site.
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Vehicle to Grid trial installs first chargers

Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid (V2G) has installed the first of 100 V2G chargers, as part of its trial to demonstrate how V2G technology can provide a solution to potential electricity network capacity issues as the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) increase. Over 450 EV drivers have applied to join the new Electric Nation trial so far.
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EV charging security project gathers pace

As part of a research project on improving security of the electric vehicle charging ecosystem, SAE International has announced a contract with a team comprised of Eonti, DigiCert and VerSprite, for its technical development.
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