Drive an electric vehicle as part of My Electric Avenue and help us shape a low carbon future – and save you money!
Latest News: First successful clusters announced - and Nissan LEAFs now available as part of our Social trials
My Electric Avenue has today (13 November 2013) announced the first clusters that have been successful in applying to take part it its ‘Technical Trials’. The successful communities are Chiswick, Marlow, South Gosforth, South Shields, Wylam, Chineham and Whiteley. That’s seven clusters, of ten people in each, which means that the targets set for the project by Ofgem have been achieved four months ahead of schedule. Due to this great progress, Ofgem has agreed to early release of project funding, which means that these clusters can now look forward to installation of charging points, Esprit technology and delivery of Nissan LEAFs months earlier than originally anticipated. With these Technical Trials now almost full, My Electric Avenue is starting its Social Trials programme allowing participants to lease a new 100% electric Nissan LEAF at a specially negotiated rate for 18 months - find out more.
We’re looking for ten ‘electric avenues’ – groups, or ‘clusters’, of ten people or more – where each person will drive an electric car for 18 months to trial a new technology. We are preparing for when electric cars will be commonplace. The technology will monitor and control the electricity demand from charging electric cars. It is a solution that will save expensive and disruptive work being carried out to upgrade the electricity network and avoid the need for roads to be dug up.
My Electric Avenue
The trial package offers each person in an eligible group of ten or more people:
– An all-electric Nissan LEAF five-door family hatchback
– At an exclusively subsidised monthly rental for 18 months
How you will benefit:
– Save up to 85% on your monthly fuel bill
– £2-3 will take you 80-100 miles (the cost of one recharge overnight)
– Zero road tax – another chance to save money!
– Zero tailpipe emissions – healthier air for you and your family
– Zero petrol or diesel cost
– Fantastic driving experience – smooth, quiet, no clutch or gears
We will take care of:
– Delivery of your new Nissan LEAF to your home address
– Supply and installation of a charging point for everyone taking part
– Ongoing maintenance of the electric car for the 18 month trial period
Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, is funding the project through its Low Carbon Networks Fund, supported by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, the company that is responsible for maintaining the local electricity network in certain areas in Britain. This will make sure that the lights stay on and that a low carbon, healthy future is possible for all, whilst avoiding unnecessary increases in your electricity bill.
The magic number ten
We need ten or more people to take part in each local area. We will also ask you to take part in surveys and sign up to the full 18 month trial period.
Use this website to check whether you are eligible to take part, to find out more about the benefits of electric vehicles and to register your interest.
My Electric Avenue is the public identity for the Low Carbon Networks Fund Tier 2 project called 'I2EV'.