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Electric Car Charging Point Grants: Only for Smart Chargers from July 2019

Erica Charles 17 Jan 2019

The government says it wants the UK to be the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle.

To support this, it needs the National Grid to be Smart, with a finely tuned set of tools available to balance demand and supply.

With this in mind, the government has announced that from July 2019, the grant of ¬£500 per charge point available for home and workplace charge points will only be given to people installing Smart Chargers to charge their electric car.

What's a Smart Charger?

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Topics: EV charging, Home car charging station, EVBox

zappi: The Intelligent EV Charger Optimising the Use of Excess Solar

Erica Charles 11 Oct 2017

Many of our customers have installed an iBoost or Immersun or similar to divert excess solar PV into their hot water tank.

If you have an electric vehicle (EV), it makes sense to divert excess electricity into the EV battery.  In fact if your hot water is heated by gas, oil or biomass, it makes more sense to charge the car than it does to charge the hot water tank.

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Topics: eddi, EV charging, solar self consumption, zappi