Electric vehicle charge points – Homework again. OLEV scheme and National Trust charge points

serious business these electric vehcile chargers. Tryfan my son modeling his at home. This one was fitted by Carbon Zero UK.

Serious business these electric vehicle chargers. Tryfan my son modelling his at home. This one was fitted by Carbon Zero UK Ltd.

Yesterday I took my work home with me again. Under the Governments OLEV funded scheme I am now the grateful recipient of a free electric Vehicle charge point. Quite a few of my National Trust colleagues have also taken the step and had one of the free chargers (worth quite a bit) installed at home. The National Trust is now in serious negotiation on the financial side of EV’s  having moved from the ‘should we’ into ‘how’ can we. The Nissan Leaf at National Trust Penrhyn Castle will be coming over next week to see if it likes my electricity (I also have a 4kw PV system on the same circuit)

There are some terms and conditions for the charger including having your system monitored by DECC via a mobile phone / GSM link. Not all properties are suitable but if we are serious about this  shift to EV’s then we need infrastructure for charging and at scale. The National Trust in Wales thanks to CarbonZeroWorld are also installing another 10 in the coming weeks to add to the 26 we already have. A volunteer will also be uploading the charge points into the various on-line electric vehicle charging point maps of the UK…we need to spread the word!

The charger has its own meter and a GSM link. The system was installed as part of the deal and took about 2 hours to fit at home

The charger has its own meter and a GSM link. The system was installed as part of the deal and took about 2 hours to fit at home

 

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2 Responses to Electric vehicle charge points – Homework again. OLEV scheme and National Trust charge points

  1. Is there a list of NT locations with EV charge points?
    Are there plans to eventually double up the number of charge points?
    We’ve already parked our Leaf next to another Leaf at Penrhyn.

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