Nottingham plugs in first EV home charger

A Nottingham resident has had the city’s first electric vehicle (EV) home charger installed. It was installed free of charge under the Electric Nation project, which is seeking to recruit […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

A Nottingham resident has had the city’s first electric vehicle (EV) home charger installed.

It was installed free of charge under the Electric Nation project, which is seeking to recruit 500 to 700 people buying or leasing new EVs to take part in a trial to ensure the UK can charge the vehicles at peak times.

It is a Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Network Innovation Allowance-funded project.

Nottingham is part of the Go-Ultra Low City scheme, which aims to encourage the use of EVs and cut pollution.

Peter Slack, the city’s first Electric Nation participant said: “This has been a great success so far and we look forward to contributing to Electric Nation’s research, especially into the ‘human factors’ aspect of electric vehicle ownership and charging patterns.

“I hope this research will ensure that many more can enjoy the electric vehicle experience, providing us all with a clean air urban environment and cost-effective travel.”