Call for participants in smart charging trial

Keith McLean is helping to trial smart charging technology

The Electric Nation project is offering to give EV owners in the Midlands, South West and South Wales a free smart charger to see how they can prevent the grid from being overloaded if multiple EVs charge at peak times.

Electric Nation, one of Western Power Distribution’s (WPD) innovation projects, is trialling smart chargers to understand how they can help address the challenge of increasing number of EVs on local electricity networks. The Electric Nation project is offering to give EV owners in the Midlands, South West and South Wales a free smart charger to learn from the data – and the feedback – from trial participants.

The Electric Nation trial is seeking to recruit 500-700 people buying or leasing new electric vehicles (of all makes and models, pure electric and plug-in hybrids) to take part in the largest trial of its kind.

New EV owners who want one of the latest smart chargers installed free of charge are advised to apply as soon as possible.

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