01 May '18, 6am

Existing electric vehicles in the UK could power more than 300,000 homes

New research has found that when considering sustainable products and services, Brits are most concerned with getting better control of their energy consumption (49%) and saving money (42%). Indeed, more than half of Brits (51%) would choose an electric car over petrol or diesel if they could save money or make money in the long-term. However, the research – commissioned by OVO Energy , the UK’s largest independent energy supplier – suggests an overwhelming knowledge gap is stopping us from using the very technology that would achieve these aims in the long-term. Based on the number of Nissan LEAF electric cars on UK roads at present, new vehicle-to-grid chargers could enable the cars’ owners to contribute more than 114 MW to the National Grid at any time; enough to power more than 300,000 homes. But almost nine in ten Brits (87%) were unaware of this technology that enabl...

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