Fleetdrive are working with local communities as part of the ‘My Electric Avenue’ project to trial new technology that can monitor and control the demand on the local electricity network due to the recharging of electric vehicles.
A number of electric vehicle test drive events have recently taken place in areas around the country with potential ‘My Electric Avenue’ clusters. Mike Potter from Fleetdrive Electric, who has helped to organise the events, says that people have always reacted extremely positively to their first drive of an electric car.
“Sitting with people while they drive an electric car for the first time has been an interesting and very easy experience”, says Mike. “Everyone who has driven the Nissan LEAF has been really impressed with the performance, refinement and general driving manners of the car. I haven’t had to work hard to convince people of the merits of going electric, they’ve realised the benefits themselves very quickly.”
Watch the video of test drive reactions at a recent event in Chiswick.
For further information about the ‘My Electric Avenue’ project visit www.myelectricavenue.info
More charging project news:
New Electric Nation project : your EV to power your home – June 2020
Project Summary – Electric Nation smart charging trial – Oct 2019
Key insights into smart charging from Electric Nation trial – Jul 2019
Smart charging trial provides key solution to EV demand on network – Mar 2018
Will the grid cope with mass EV demand? – Jul 2017
Nottingham gets first EV home smart charger – Jun 2017
Free Smart Charger installs begin – Feb 2017
New EV owners invited to join Electric Nation community – Sep 2016
‘My Electric Avenue’ at Low CVP conference – Jun 2015
Fleets join ‘My Electric Avenue’ project – May 2014
My Electric Avenue creates UK’s first EV road – Apr 2014
MEA electric car first drive reactions video – Jul 2013 (You are here!)
Take an excursion to our events page to discover upcoming electric vehicle events and things to do… some we will be attending as ‘DriveElectric’ and some we’re heading to just for fun. We also post updates on prize draws and competitions we are running on this page (if you’re feeling lucky).
We’ve always found the EV community warm and welcoming so get involved if you can. As well as physical meet ups there are great EV owners groups on Facebook (the BMW i3 UK group on Facebook is particularly useful and chatty!) and there’s lots of activity on twitter too, so either virtually or ‘in real life’ we hope to see you there.