GeoPura has a totally zero emissions answer to how we’re going to generate and distribute the vast amount of energy required to power the growing number of Electric Vehicles (EVs) through harnessing the power of hydrogen.
Growing Demand and Your Electricity Supply
EVs present a huge, exciting opportunity for us to clean up our air and reduce our
greenhouse gas emissions. However, there is an increasing awareness that decarbonisation
and the UK’s ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 will massively increase our
demand for electricity. It’s not just Electric Vehicles which are on the increase, more of us
will be heating our homes with heat pumps and peak demand is predicted to be almost twice
what it is today by 2050.
Our electricity network was never designed to cope with the mass electrification of our
transport system. To be clear, The National Grid, the high voltage transmission system, is
generally considered to have sufficient capacity for the immediate growth in power demand.
However, the relatively low capacity of our Local Distribution Networks, the cables down our
streets, local substations, etc, will rapidly become a significant problem if we intend to rely on
everyone having home based EV charging.
If we did invest the huge amount of money required to double the capacity of our Local
Distribution Network, and residents and businesses endured the disruption, the outcome
would be an additional 2kW supply to the average household. On a street where everyone
had home based EV charging, the massive investment in local cables and infrastructure
would mean that our EVs would still need around 24 hours to receive a full charge. This is
far too long for most people, and certainly provides no flexibility for intelligent network load
balancing – they would all need the maximum power most of the time.
Even if the local electricity network issue were solved, providing EV charging at home will
only ever resolve some of the problem. Over 40% of UK households don’t have a private
parking space and the possible option for them to charge their EVs at home.
The world has huge challenges to overcome in terms of network capacity and generating the
increasing amount of energy needed whilst reducing carbon emissions. Future planning
must focus on providing large scale electricity storage and charging where it’s needed.
To meet these challenges, GeoPura are working with governments, large corporations,
financiers and industry experts to install a renewably powered charger in every public
parking bay in supermarkets, multi-storey car parks, railway stations, shopping centres and
more - regardless of the current electricity network connection. In this way motorists will
always be sure that they can access a cost effective, zero emission full charge. Clean air
See how GeoPura can help
We can install a self-contained, zero emissions, mini-power station at your site
providing all the green electricity you’ll ever need so you can benefit from the
increasing number of EV owners looking to recharge.