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Branded EV Charging Points Warwickshire, Midlands

If you are considering installing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging points for your business & you have a strong corporate image then with our partner Rolec, we have a range of EV charging pedestals and wall units that can be fully customised to incorporate branding – including corporate logos, colour schemes, etc. ChargePoints can be plug & charge, tokens, Chargeonline and also offer smart solutions.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Funding for thousands of electric car charge points unused by councils

OLEV issued a press release 12th January stating Ministers have written to local councils urging them to take up electric car charge-point funding.

Ministers Jesse Norman and Claire Perry have called for local authorities to do more to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle air quality after it emerged just 5 councils in the whole of the UK have taken advantage of an electric car scheme.

Government urges local authorities to take advantage of a £4.5million pot which could help people around the country join the electric car revolution

Also the Electric Vehicle Homecharge & Plug-in Car Grant schemes have been extended to help motorists make the switch to electric.

The full release can be read here

LG SolareEdge Home Energy Storage Innovation

Work has continued this week on Western Power Distribution’s LV Connect and Manage project an innovative trial installing energy storage systems in homes in Furzton, Milton Keynes working towards a smarter grid. As part of the project we are installing LG Chem home batteries using SolarEdge’s StorEdge interface. The Connect and Manage project is really important to WPD and its technology partners to allow it to learn more about future customer needs. The project allows WPD to demonstrate control and communication technologies that let you and your neighbours connect up solar panels and electric vehicles without delay. These technologies will be managed for short periods of the day (peak consumption for EV’s and off-peak export for PV’s) this gives WPD the valuable time it needs to plan network upgrades with minimal disruption to its customers.These home batteries are available to install in homes now. Please contact us for more information.

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Greenest Ever Year for GB Electricity Generation 2017

According to the National Grid figures, reported by WWF recently, the GB electricity was the “greenest” ever.

For the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more than gas and coal combined in June last year breaking 13 clean energy records. Since 2012, Britain has halved it’s carbon emissions and is now the 4th cleanest power system in Europe and the 7th Worldwide.

Despite this carbon emissions for 2017, which averaged 275g/kWh, were still someway from the 2030 target of 100g/kWh. Further data can be found at MyGridGB

There are many ways we can impact our carbon footprints at home & at work from simple things like turning off lights, controlling heating systems, insulating our properties to investing in renewable energy & electric cars.

Stratford Energy can help with integrating renewable energy such as Solar Panels, energy storage & EV charging as well as LED lighting.

Christmas Opening Hours

The Stratford Energy Solutions office is closed from 5pm Wednesday 20th December & reopens 9am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

You can still speak to someone by calling 01789 262411.

We wish all our clients a Merry Christmas & Sunny New Year.

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500 Smart Electric Vehicle Charging points installed

The Electric Nation project has achieved 500 successful installs milestone. Stratford Energy Solutions is proud to be an installer on the project installing Alfen ICU Chargepoints.

The project is the World’s largest EV Charging trial is a Western Power Distribution innovation project and up to 700 Electric car drivers will be able to have a FREE smart charger installed at their home.

Electric Nation’s Smart Charging Guide provides essential background information for the eventuality of smart charging being rolled out nationally. Smart charging is included in the Government’s ‘Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill’ and is expected to be mandated.

If you would like a copy of the full Smart Charging Guide when available, please email electricnation@eatechnology.com

Rolec Electric Vehicle Charging Installation Partner

We are proud to be a RolecEV installation partner.

Rolec EV is a division of Rolec Services, specialising in the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions – offering quality products at competitive prices.

From the entry level, low cost WallPod: EV Ready unit, through to the sophisticated EV ControlCentre, Rolec EV has a full range to suit every location and budget. The Rolec EV product range is designed and built to be flexible and compatible with all leading motor manufacturers’ EVs and their communication protocols, including all types and modes of charging.  As the actual manufacturer of this range, Rolec EV is able to personalise our charging range to suit individual client requirements, specifications and branding.

We are fully accredited to install Rolec products under the OLEV grant system for both HomeCharge & WorkPlace.

Whatever your requirement contact us to discuss further.

UK Electric Vehicle Charging to benefit from £400m Government spend

The government in the form of chancellor Philip Hammond has today confirmed that as part of the budget it will spend £400m on a national charging network for electric cars.

This pledge further builds on the government’s commitment to encourage the adoption of electric or low-pollution vehicles such as hybrid cars.

In addition the government has pledged £100m to a grant for plug-in-hybrids and £40m for research into creating new technologies for electric car charging.

For those people who own an electric car and have free charging through their company the government has some more good news.

“People who charge their electric vehicles at work will not face a benefit in kind tax,” said the Chancellor.

Last month the government announced a brand-new bill that could actually force petrol and service stations by law to install charging stations for electric & hybrid cars.

There are currently only 4,500 charging stations around the UK, the bill would enable this number to increase drastically along with the implementation of roadside charging points in areas where charging at your home is impossible.

The bill’s arrival comes just months after the government finally confirmed that it would be banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.

For information on Electric Vehicle Charging please contact us.

Electric Vehicle Charging for home & business

Fully electric & plug-in hybrid cars are here & are the future. Stratford Energy Solutions has been installing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points for over 3 years & can offer options for home & business from 3kW to 50kW rapid chargers.

Chargepoints can be wall & floor mounted, with & without remote monitoring & options for charging for Free & paid. Services include design, supply, installation & commissioning which can include any relevant groundworks.

As we are OLEV accredited we can claim grants on your behalf of £500 for home and up to £6,000 for your business. We work with leading brands such as ABB, Alfen-ICU, EO, EV-Box, Rolec & Tesla.

If you are investing in a car for home or a fleet for your business we will have a solution. Contact us for more information.

UK Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Car market grows 47.5% in October 2017

The UK’s plug-in car market saw continued strong performance in October, accounting for 2.2% of total registrations – in sharp contrast to the diesel’s sales dropping 30% according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures.Pure electric car (EV) registrations of 672 units increased more than 70% compared to October 2016, while plug-in hybrid (PHEV) registrations increased almost 47%. Combined plug-in car registrations increased 51% in October compared to 2016’s figures.

Total new car registrations decreased 12% compared to last year, though all of that decline is because of the lack of buyer confidence in diesel. Diesel sales decreased 29.9% in October, a malaise that has affected the few diesel-hybrid models on sale too, as they fell almost 50% compared to last year. Diesel-hybrids only accounted for 64 units though, compared to conventional diesel’s 62,349 registrations.

If you are investing in a fully electric or plug-in hybrid car please contact us for information on options for charging at home & work.