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  1. Customer Testimonial: The surprising benefits of switching to V2G with OVO

    OVO Energy
    Leo once had a number of fuel-guzzling vehicles, including a Land Rover. But when he bought a 30kWh Nissan Leaf three years ago – in a conscious effort to improve his energy efficiency – he was surprised by how fun it was to drive. “I enjoyed driving the electric car so much, not to mention the...
  2. 32,000,000 EVs = 11.5 gw?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Just been doing some sums on the grid demand. I reckon my LEAF is using, averaged over 24H, about 360w. The DVLA (who ought to know) say there were about 32,000,000 cars on the road last year. If I've got the sums right that's about 11.5Gw extra load. According to gridwatch.co.uk the grid is...
  3. Energy Tariffs like Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems

    General EV Discussion
    Is it worth doing any of these? Static time-of-use energy tariffs Different price bands for electricity throughout the day Dependent on the time of day, day of the week, or season Higher rates are applied when demand for electricity is greater In some cases, installation of a smart electricity...
  4. Octopus Electric Vehicles - EV, Smart Charging & Energy Tariff Bundles

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Only Octopus bring together a handpicked range of the world’s best EVs, a team of impartial experts to help you choose (and get you a great price), your own smart charger that saves you money when you charge, 100% renewable electricity for your car and home, and a free support helpline for as...
  5. Octopus energy GO EV tariff

    General Charging Discussion
    Interested in swapping to the new EV specific octopus energy GO tariff anyone on this tariff is it any good? Opinions please. I did email them and asked for details but they never replied I have just changed to Bulb but the 5p kWh for 4 hours is tempting on octopus. Thanks
  6. Bulb announce price rises, is this the start of the end?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Bulb announce price rises, is this the start of the end of for Bulb? They have been growing aggressively. Seem to take about £50 in advance from new customers to cover referral fees? Is their business model sustainable? Time will tell. I recently joined Bulb just in time to qualify for the...
  7. Help crowdsource sustainable energy case studies

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Thought you guys would find this interesting... INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY Help crowdsource the biggest database of sustainable energy case studies from all over the world. Inspire others & accelerate the adption of sustainable energy. Is it something you guys are interested in? Or are...
  8. Regenerating brake

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    Hi everybody, have someone noticed a decreasing energy recuperation and braking when battery is approaching full capacity ? Coming back from Alps, running downhill for several km, I started the trip with 38 km range, driving in full electric mode, all working as expected but, after some km (at...
  9. Tell us about your EV experience - you could win a £50 Amazon voucher

    General EV Discussion
    Hi! We’d like to invite you to take part in a short survey about your Electric Vehicle experience. It will only take 5 minutes, and when you complete the survey, you’ll be entered into a competition to win a £50 Amazon voucher. The competition will close at midnight on Sunday. Click here to...
  10. Help us understand EV owners!

    Ice Breakers
    Hi, I'm Jess, I work for a company called OVO Energy. We'd love to find out a bit more about you and the cars you drive! We've put together a 5 minute survey and would be very grateful if you could help by answering a few questions. If you were interested in helping us with further research...
  11. Ultra Capacitors and Flywheel Tech

    General EV Discussion
    I have been reading about ultra-capacitor modules for EV use. Many people have told me that capacitors are useless in an EV. However, there are companies selling these modules with up to 3500 F. Some claim that these fast storage devices can capture the energy coming back from regenerative...
  12. How to Calculate side wind force acting on car?

    General EV Discussion
    Frnds,i am trying to create an app,which can able to give information about how much energy will be used if we go by the specified path... Bt i was struck in middle frnds.only three forces were acting on the car. They r down wind force,drag force,side wind force.i got equations for drag...