Electric Nation provides evidence that a combination of well-designed EV tariffs (offered by an energy supplier) coupled with flexible smart charging has the ability to provide the lowest-cost solution for customers whilst ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. In short, it delivers a low-hassle customer experience at an acceptable cost.
When launched, Electric Nation was the world’s largest home smart charging trial with nearly 700 Electric Vehicle (EV) owners taking part in the 18-month trial. Between them, our trial participants provided data for more than 2 million hours of car charging. Importantly they also gave us first-hand feedback on what it is like living with an EV in the real world and how they found the smart charging experience. The results from Electric Nation have global significance and allow electricity distribution network planners to replace high level axioms with statistically robust facts. The lessons from this project will greatly assist local electricity networks in accommodating home EV charging whilst ensuring that drivers always have the ability to charge when they need to.