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 the UK electricity wholesale price has risen substantially, so an Agile tariff may not suit you. 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 varies every half an hour, depending … Continue reading “Yay my energy bill is in!” or “How we pay only 9p a unit for our electricity!”

Smart EV charging using Agile Octopus and Ohme- and occasionally earning money

One way to minimise the cost of running an EV is to use an off-peak electricity tariff. Mind you, there's not much to save. Even at the average domestic price of 15p per unit (kWh); 10,000 miles would cost you approximately £300. Not per month, that's per year. There is a gadget that can cut … Continue reading Smart EV charging using Agile Octopus and Ohme- and occasionally earning money