DriveElectric has teamed up with the ReFLEX Orkney project, to support electric vehicles (EVs) to further develop flexibility on the island. The EV leasing company will offer a range of vehicles from superminis to estate cars, including models such as Renault ZOEs and Teslas, to encourage island residents to make the switch to electric. Already Orkney is 100% powered by renewable energy, with project ReFLEX launched on the island to demonstrate flexibility in the energy system by using technologies like EVs, as well as batteries, smart chargers and smart meters. The new partnership with DriveElectric will help increase the number of EVs on the island, thereby increasing flexibility. ReFLEX Orkney is a £28.5 million project, that was part funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which was match funded by private investment. It was launched in 2019, to deploy a virtual energy system that digitally links distributed and intermittent renewable power to flexible demand, helping to establish the “energy system of the future” on the isles.
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