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  • New Chinese EVClicks Galleries

    Ever heard of the this car? No? This is the HiPhi X . It has a 97kWh battery, 2x 220kW motors, 820nM torque & 0-62mph of 3.9 secs... This is just one example of the multitudes of amazing EVs that are currently only available in China. There are a wealth of brilliant EVs in China that many of us have probably never even heard of. EV Clicks has therefore now teamed up with Fully Charged Show's China presenter - Elliott Richards. With his help we have now opened a brand new set of galleries to showcase these interesting EVs. We hope going forward to see alot more photo donations from other viewers in China to help us expand further. Let's hope we see some of these fantastic cars appearing in Europe in the near future

  • EVclicks achieves major milestone!

    We are delighted to announce that image donations to EVclicks have flown past the 2,000 milestone. Huge thanks go to everyone from around the globe who have donated their EV photos in aid of the transition to zero tailpipe emission transport. Founded in February 2019 by EV enthusiast and advocate Gill Nowell, EVclicks has gone from strength to strength, as both image donations and use of the images continue to increase. It was set up with the aim of making EV images freely available for use by schools, communities, projects and businesses in support of the move away from the internal combustion engine, to electric modes of transport. Although impossible to track all uses of the photos, examples can be seen in marketing materials for trade bodies, use by Government in EV schools campaigns, by EV YouTubers, in presentations on climate change and EVs, and by the newly formed Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England (in the spirit of transparency, Gill is a founding member of EVA England). EVclicks has benefited recently from the support the online EV advocate commonly known as ”The Plugseeker”, who has been amazing in encouraging more and more people to contribute their photos to the website, and has been instrumental in setting up a FaceBook group and Instagram account for EVclicks. We now have a far more organised library of images, and hope to add a search function soon. As far as we know, there is no other free resource of EV images. EVclicks is a success thanks to everyone who donates their photos - please keep them coming!

  • The art of smart with Ohme

    It’s no secret that I’m passionate about electric vehicles. Turns out that I can now add electric vehicle charging equipment to the list. How I discovered the world of electric vehicles I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with electric cars since 2012, when I embarked on an expression of interest document that became the My Electric Avenue project. My Electric Avenue was the first project in the UK, if not the world, to look at the impact of clusters of electric cars charging on local electricity networks. It was also the first project of its kind to trial a demand management charging solution (we’d call it a ‘smart charger’ these days) to manage the impact when a few electric cars are charging across the tea-time peak, and to understand how customers might accept having their charging remotely managed. Thanks to My Electric Avenue, I had my first drive in an electric car – an early version of the Nissan LEAF. I loved it. Such an easy, smooth ride, and speedy too, thanks to the 100% torque. During my time setting up the clusters of electric car drivers for that project, I witnessed innumerable ‘EV smiles’ from other first-time electric car drivers. There was even a man in the New Forest who swore that driving a Nissan LEAF was ‘better than driving an Aston Martin DB7’. Although he did caveat this statement by saying that the LEAF didn’t beat the DB7 on aesthetics. Fast forward to the fast lane Fast forward through a number of electric vehicle events such as Cenex LCV, where I was lucky enough to drive many of the makes and models of electric car available on the market today – from the Tesla Model X to the BMW i8, the Hyundai KONA to the Renault Zoe. And many more. But what was I driving at home on an almost daily basis? Would you believe it, and much to my chagrin, a dirty diesel SAAB 93. However, like many would-be electric car drivers I suspect, I simply couldn’t justify spending out for a new (or second-hand car) when I had a paid for car that was in good working order. Ditching the diesel And then disaster with a silver lining struck. The SAAB was written off the week before Christmas, 2018, typically as I was out and about at meetings with my CEO from ElectraLink. With no-one hurt, I was nevertheless left car-less, with two young children to ferry about, and relatives to visit. I tweeted for support – whom should I speak with to find a second-hand electric car? The EV community came into its own, and thanks to Matt Cleevely of Cleevely EV, and Lewis Black from E-Cars Trading, my very own second hand 30kWh Nissan LEAF with a 6.6kW onboard charger, was hand delivered to my doorstep, on the Sunday just after Christmas. I won’t go into the detail of the excitement levels of both myself and my children, but you can imagine… All good things come in Ohme-shaped packages I need to rewind to the day after the write-off. I’d mentioned to my former colleague, Daniel Hollingworth, that I was planning on getting myself an electric car. As luck would have it, Dan had recently started working for a start-up company called Ohme. And as even better luck would have it, he was looking for people to beta test Ohme’s new intelligent charging cable, where the smart functionality happens in the cable, rather than in a box on the wall. I leapt at the chance of being a beta tester. Ohme arranged for an electrician to fit a 32A commando socket to the outside of my house. This enables my Nissan LEAF to charge at 7kW, which is a pretty decent rate for at-home charging, adding about 25 miles of range per hour. One of the many benefits of Ohme is that they make cable versions that can be used with existing charge points or you can get a separate socket installed – so it’s ostensibly easier and cheaper to get it up and running. Or charging. In charge control I use the Ohme app to schedule my charging, so that my car is 80% charged by 7am every weekday, and 100% charged by 7am at weekends. I can override this schedule at any time and opt for ‘max charging’ if I need a boost unexpectedly. It then reverts to the original charging schedule when I next plug in. I can also choose to charge my car when it’s cheapest, or greenest (so when most renewables are on the system), or to optimise battery life. I don’t consider that there’s going to be any issue with my LEAF’s battery (Nissan extended the warranty on the battery from five to eight years way back in 2012/3), however as I own rather than lease the car, I’m inclined not to charge it to full every single day. Ohme is really receptive of feedback and have taken some of my observations on the app into account, mainly around ease of use and ensuring that it’s not too technical for the non-technically minded among us. Just plug and switch (to Octopus)... I plug in every evening, regardless of my state of charge. I leave the rest to Ohme. I’ve switched energy supplier to Octopus, as I know I’m getting the best deal when it comes to Ohme working in harmony with the Octopus ‘Go’ tariff. Once I have a SMETS2 smart meter installed through Octopus, I’ll look at switching to the Agile tariff to optimise my charging even further. What I do know, is that when it’s particularly windy, I can check my Ohme app and it tells me that I can charge for 2p per electric mile. That definitely puts a smile on my face. I’m cheap and I’m green. Twitter: @Gill_Nowell and @EVclicks

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  • Electric Cars | @EVclicks

    Electric Car Galleries Tesla Out of gallery Renault Out of gallery BMW Out of gallery Smart Out of gallery Kia Out of gallery Vauxhall Out of gallery Seat Out of gallery GM Out of gallery Audi Out of gallery Honda Out of gallery Skoda Out of gallery Mazda Out of gallery Polestar Out of gallery DS Out of gallery Lucid Out of gallery Fisker Out of gallery Nissan Out of gallery Mitsubishi Out of gallery Peugeot Out of gallery Citroen Out of gallery VW Out of gallery Mercedes-Benz Out of gallery Hyundai Out of gallery Jaguar Out of gallery MG Out of gallery Mini Out of gallery Ford Out of gallery Porsche Out of gallery Fiat Out of gallery Rivian Out of gallery Lightyear Out of gallery Mixed Cars Out of gallery

  • Personal EVs | @EVclicks

    Personal Electric Vehicles e-Bikes Out of gallery e-Unicycles Out of gallery Scooters Out of gallery e-Skateboards Out of gallery One Wheel e-Skateboards Out of gallery

  • EV Charging | @EVclicks

    Electric Vehicle Charging Tesla Superchargers Out of gallery 3-22kW Chargers Out of gallery 50-350kW Rapids Out of gallery Home Charging Out of gallery Workplace Charging Out of gallery

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