Electric Car Home is a labour of love
The idea for this website popped into my head after visiting Robert Llewellyn’s first electric car event in 2018 at Silverstone, Fully Charged Live.
What an adrenaline rush! Robert and his team created an awe-inspiring, magical mushroom of EV-related excitement. Absolutely buzzing on the bus back from the show to the carpark, I wondered:
- What does all this mean for petrol and diesel car owners around the UK?
- How will an electric vehicle change their lives?
- How do other energy products fit in, such as solar panels and battery storage?
I did some Googling and couldn’t find a single website that gave home-owners the complete picture.
Then there were solar panel companies that also installed charging points and batteries, but didn’t say much about electric cars.
Of course, Tesla is big in all four areas: electric cars, charging points, battery storage, and, hopefully coming soon to the UK, solar electricity generation via solar roof tiles. Tesla has wonderful technology, but naturally only promotes its own products. There was nothing independent out there, offering objective advice on the whole shebang.
So I wrote Electric Car Home to help people navigate this wonderful, evolving energy landscape. We are witnessing a paradigm shift from 100 years of fossil fuel cars to a new dawn of electric mobility. It’s a monumental change that breeds confusion and needs explaining.
This is a collaborative effort. The UK is lucky to have an ever-growing pool of talented renewable energy evangelists, all educating, communicating, developing, transforming, selling, recruiting, manufacturing, etc. A humming collective dedicated to sustainability, the environment, and managing the earth’s resources prudently. At stake is – quite literally – the survival of various species including our own.
Names that come to mind, apart from Robert Hardy Llewellyn and Jonny Laurel Smith, are Euan McTurk, David Hunt, Jordan Brompton, James and Kate, Chris Lilly, Jonathan Porterfield, Alisa Murphy, Mike Potter, Juliet Davenport, Dale Vince, Toddington Harper, Emma Pinchbeck, Rob Jolly, Fiona Howarth, Gill Nowell, Lukas Neckermann, Matt Cleevely, Simon Daniel, Sarah Merrick, Roger Atkins, and Dan Caesar. There are many more.
My background is renewable energy and communication skills. I’m hurtling along at top speed on the unstoppable EV juggernaut and would like to share this journey with you.