As the UK based member of the PlentyWays team, I yesterday found myself face to face with a REVA G-Whiz electric car charging on the side of the street in central London. I thought it was a fascinating sight as its quite simply a glimpse of the future. Electric vehicles are going to be hugely necessary in the battle to reduce carbon emissions and being able to charge electric vehicles whilst you are out and about is going to be very important for the growth and adoption of this industry. Battery technology for electric vehicles is not yet developed enough to allow driving limitlessly so pulling over for a quick charge, much in the same way drivers need to fill up with gas currently, could be a common occurence in the (not so distant) future.
To use the scheme you need to register your vehicle first and you will receive an id card. You flash your card on the meter, plug the power chord into your car and thats it. You can charge for up to 2 hours, and power is provided by EDF who partially use renewable sources for their electricity generation making you just that little bit greener.