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My Electric Avenue creates the UK’s first electric car ‘street of the future’
The UK’s first road of electric cars – ‘the street of the future’ - has been created in Marlow by the ground-breaking ‘My Electric Avenue’ project. Nine neighbours are now receiving delivery of their all-electric Nissan LEAFs to use over 18 months in order to test a new technology that will monitor and control the electricity demand from charging electric cars.
The project, which is led by EA Technology and hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) aims to discover essential learning about managing the local electricity network as sales of cars with ‘plug-in’ capability continue to rise.
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The Technical trials are now closed to new submissions, however you can still get involved with our Social trials. For more information on the Social trials please click here
We’ve now recruited more than ten ‘electric avenues’ – groups, or ‘clusters’, eight of which have 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.
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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.
This website provides more information about My Electric Avenue and it will communciate the learning outcomes form the project.
My Electric Avenue is the public identity for the Low Carbon Networks Fund Tier 2 project called 'I2EV'.