The Transition Trinity: Electric Car, Solar and Home Battery

Fuel Included was founded in 2014 in response to the threat of global warming. Our aim is to promote sustainable technologies at affordable prices, a mission that becomes ever more important as global climate changes accelerate. Initially we concentrated on electric cars but as they become increasingly mainstream we are able to focus on other green

Tesla Powerwall display (Image: T. Larkum)

Mercedes-Benz turns coal power plant into energy storage system with electric car batteries

Daimler, through its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and with partners, is turning a coal power plant into a large energy storage facility using over a thousand modules from its electric car battery packs. Like Tesla and its ‘Tesla Energy’ division, Mercedes-Benz is leveraging its experience with battery packs for electric cars into making stationary energy storage

New battery technology could cut energy bills by up to £40bn by 2050, says Ofgem

The new rules will help households generate and store electricity and sell it back to the National Grid. The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills. The long-term vision includes creating giant battery facilities around the National

Household batteries will be key to UK’s new energy strategy

UK to pioneer energy innovation through batteries in homes as energy department announces £246m research funding Batteries and renewable power sources are on the verge of bringing about an “epochal transformation” of the UK that could make energy clean, abundant and very cheap, according to a cabinet minister. As the government unveiled plans for a

Elon Musk’s big battery brings reality crashing into a post-truth world

For months, politicians and fossil fuel industry have lied about the viability of renewables. Now Tesla’s big battery in South Australia will prove them wrong Elon Musk’s agreement to build the world’s largest battery for South Australia isn’t just an extraordinary technological breakthrough that signs coal’s death warrant. It’s potentially a game changer in the

Tesla to build world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Elon Musk’s company Tesla will partner with French utility Neoen to deliver the lithium ion battery designed to improve the security of electricity network. Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, will build the world’s largest lithium ion battery to store renewable energy in South Australia in partnership with French energy utility Neoen. The 129MWh

White Tesla Model S (Image: T. Larkum)

Tesla Showroom Opens in Central Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is probably the leading city in the UK for its support for electric vehicles (EVs). Today I went into the main shopping centre to have a look at the progress on the forthcoming EV Experience Centre. On the way I checked out the new Tesla showroom (in the Intu centre) which I hadn’t visited

Tesla install to bring Europe’s largest community battery to Nottingham

What is expected to be Europe’s largest community battery is set to be installed at an innovative regeneration scheme in Nottingham, with a 2MWh Tesla battery to be deployed in September as part of a housing scheme alongside community solar. The £100 million Trent Basin project is a new housing development built at the site