The UK tilts at EV
A Cisco-led UK grouping has launched the E-Flex initiative using electric vehicles fleets to prove the value of V2G technology. The solution enables EV owners to pump energy from their vehicles back into the power grid.
E-Flex aims to create a real-world test environment for V2G to help develop commercially viable strategies. Also onboard the project are Cenex, Nuvve, the Greater London Authority, TfL, Imperial College London and the E-Car Club.
Just 14% of UK drivers would opt for diesel as their next vehicle in a market that saw diesel sales slump 30% in 2018. However, only the same percentage reckon that using an alternative fuels would make their lives easier than with a fossil fuel-based car, according to a survey conducted by CLM Fleet Management.
When asked to identify the advantages of switch to alternative fuels, protecting the environment impact came out ahead of lower running and servicing costs.
“Current environmental concerns combined with improvements in technology have culminated in very few respondents expecting their next car to be a diesel,” says CLM Fleet Management. It is clear that the next 20 years could see a revolution in the way we consume fuel.”