Using the EV chargers at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

This page is intended for employees and visitors of STFC-RAL, until something official becomes available. This is the situation at March 2022. Hopefully some of what I've learned in nearly 6 years of EV driving is useful. TLDR; download the Chargepoint app and plug in! At the Harwell campus there are many tenants, STFC being … Continue reading Using the EV chargers at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Electric Cars – a resource for teachers in 2020

An electric Tesla Model 3 has completed JOGLE, John O-Groats to Lands End, with only one and a half hours spent stopped and charging, breaking the previous record easily. This is enabled by a network of high power chargers which can charge electric cars at up to 250kW. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/tesla-model-3-breaks-record-shortest-charging-time-crossing-uk The carbon impact of electric cars … Continue reading Electric Cars – a resource for teachers in 2020

“Yay my energy bill is in!” or “How we pay only 9p a unit for our electricity!”

Warning - in 2021-2 the UK electricity wholesale price has risen substantially, so an Agile tariff may not suit you. We now use Octopus "Go Faster". This post dates from 2019... We switched to a time-of-use electricity tariff from Octopus in summer 2019, from an Economy 7 tariff. This means that the price of electricity … Continue reading “Yay my energy bill is in!” or “How we pay only 9p a unit for our electricity!”