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Dale Vince, Eco Warrior: Part 2, The Journey To The Electric Highway

August 14th, 2018 | by Andy Miles

This is the second article in the series where we delve into the compelling story of how Dale started the UK fast charging network on our motorways (freeways) as early as 2011. Dale Vince, the founder and Managing Director of Ecotricity, gave this interview on 16th November 2017, and I am very pleased to present the second part of it, here


Gas From Grass Could Be An Eco-Friendly Biofuel

May 24th, 2018 | by Andy Miles

Green gas would cut carbon emissions, help to create an an energy independent Britain, support food production by improving soils, creating wildlife habitats, providing an additional income to farmers and giving them natural fertilizer from the residues of the process


Electric Car FAQ & Answers — UK Edition

December 31st, 2017 | by Andy Miles

If, like me, you charge up your vehicle in public places, I am sure you will be familiar with what I am about to describe. I do my public charging at motorway service areas here in the UK. These are always busy. The car park is always nearly full, and there is a constant stream of people moving towards and away from the main doors, which lead to and from the restaurants, shops, and other public facilities


Our In-Depth Interview With Cleantech Rock Star Dale Vince, Founder Of Ecotricity

December 9th, 2017 | by Andy Miles

Many corporations, focused on the relentless pursuit of profits, make their money at the expense of the people, and the planet. The only proper purpose of any business is to serve the society in which it operates, and to contribute to the protection of the planet we all depend on for our existence. Ecotricity, founded by Dale Vince, is almost unique amongst UK energy companies in aiming to do just that. Although it makes money, that is only a means to achieve its main aim, environmental protection. Its main method of environmental protection is by supplying and developing renewable energy in the


Has Ecotricity Turned On England’s Last Wind Farm?

December 8th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

UK renewable energy company Ecotricity has turned on its latest wind farm, a small 10 MW wind farm in the west of England, but the company's founder is concerned it might be the country's last onshore wind farm due to policies which are effectively killing off the industry. 


EV Efficiency & Range at 60–65 mph behind Large Vehicles vs 60–65 mph Unshielded vs 70 mph Unshielded

November 26th, 2017 | by Andy Miles

Someone asked me for precise figures in the difference, in range, between driving slower, driving faster, and driving behind a large vehicle to reduce air resistance. I had to confess that I couldn't give him precise figures, as I had based my article just on my experience of driving an EV for a couple of years and noticing a definite difference in range in those three scenarios. I decided that, rather than leaving it open, I would perform some road trials to see exactly what the difference was


Electric Car Life 101

September 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric cars — great, fun, quick, clean, smooth, quiet, convenient to charge at home and work. But wait, what's life like with an electric car? How do you charge? Where do you charge? What do you need to charge? How do you protect the most valuable component of the car — the battery



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