Today is the day of The Electric Vehicle Summit. The event works as a platform that crosses people from the automotive sector, government and academia in order to share knowledge about the development of the EV Sector in Surrey.
The University of Surrey is one of the leading centres for research into EV technology making it the perfect host for this particular event. As Eseye are closely linked with the University of Surrey, being located in the Research Park, we thought we’d take a look at EV technology and the growth of an industry.
In the EU, road transport contributes to approximately a fifth of total carbon dioxide emissions. This combined with the fact that we now have a more in-depth understanding of global warming and humanity’s effect negatively on the environment on the whole, means that many people are making the shift from petrol/diesel cars to energy efficient electric vehicles.
There are thousands of EV charging points across the UK already in place, with more being added every month which means common excuses not to switch to EV vehicles such as lack of charging points are no longer validated. EV charging points allow people to decrease their carbon footprint, while also saving money on the costs of rising fuel prices. If this wasn’t already reason enough why the EV industry is growing at a rapid rate, the government also fund up to £1000 for drivers to have a charging point installed at home.
Eseye has previously worked alongside Charge Your Car the UK’s pay-as-you-go network used for electric vehicle (EV) charging. Charge Your Car use the AnyNet SIM to ensure that they know exactly how much energy is being consumed and how much they need to charge to the customer both reliably and efficiently.
It’s clear the EV industry is growing at a rapid rate and with charge points more readily available than ever, we’re sure to see many people switching to a greener car. The EV Summit will be used to establish a Surrey EV Network which would provide a focus for future collaboration between key partners. Eseye are excited to see what this event will mean for the future of EV technology in the Surrey area as well as across the UK.
For more information about Charge Your Car check out this case study
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