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Who We Are

 
 

Supporters

 

We work with, and seek to forge, new partnerships with like-minded organisations.

Partners help to spread Zero Carbon World's message, and are proactive drivers of change. Together, we reach communities nationwide to undertake our carbon reduction projects.

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Considerate Hoteliers

An association of like-minded hoteliers who encourage, assist, motivate and cajole fellow hoteliers to adopt sound and sustainable environmentally friendly and socially responsible policies and practices.

The Considerate Hoteliers Association do this through a network of member hotels and by providing events, advice and information for members on environmental and sustainability issues. Each year they also encourage and recognise excellence in the industry through their awards, which are open to all. Membership is open to hotels and guest houses, from the smallest to the largest and across the grading bands, nationwide, which are committed to the association's mission statement and environmental charter and conform to it.

 
 
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greentraveller

Greentraveller shows how you can plan a holiday that keeps emissions down to a minimum. Greentraveller.co.uk is a website that provides information on how to have a greener holiday. It is focused on users who are looking for holidays or short breaks that connect you with local culture and have a lower environmental footprint. The site currently features over 1500 holidays organised by hand-picked tour operators that can be reached by train or ferry, and over 500 eco-friendly places to stay in the UK and Europe. It also features an award-winning online magazine, with news, features, reviews and tips on how independent travellers can go green.

Greentraveller was founded in 2006 by travel writer, Richard Hammond, travel editor of National Geographic Green Magazine and the former eco travel correspondent for the Guardian newspaper. State referrals from ZCW are entitled to a 10% membership discount with Greentraveller.

 
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Green Hotelier

Formerly in print format, the website Green Hotelier is now the leading source of inspirational, practical and technical information on green issues for the hotel sector. It highlights best practice within the global hotel industry, as well as providing the latest trends, news and insights from the sustainable tourism world. Green Hotelier is the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with the world's leading hotel companies to set the sustainable and responsible agenda in the hotel industry.

 
 

Renault ZE

By launching a range of electric cars that are accessible to everybody, Renault is committed to making cars simpler, more comfortable, more technologically advanced, and above all, a lot kinder to the environment. Revealing its range of 100% electric concept cars, Renault announced the arrival of zero emission electric mobility for everyone. You can discover attractive, high performance, easy to use and environmentally friendly vehicles: with zero CO2 emission when driven. You'll discover a new generation of vehicles, linking electric propulsion innovation with the latest intuitive driving technology. Welcome to a new definition of mobility : less restrictive, less costly and more fun.

 
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Solar Schools

A school near you is fundraising for a solar roof, and we can all help! It's simple – chip in £5 or more to sponsor your very own tile, and be a part of something amazing.

Zero Carbon World made a donation to Fitzmaurice Primary School

 

Testimonials

 

We often receive emails from our sites and EV drivers letting us know what a great job we're doing.

Here, we'd like to compile those testimonials together and share the love.

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Best Western

Shelley Lambert, Operations Manager for the Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel stated “We installed two ZCW Charging Stations to improve our green rating and credentials. Having facilities for EV drivers to charge will increase awareness of the technology”.

Mr George Jamieson used the Charging Stations donated by ZCW at Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh. He described his experience as "No cards, no hassle, simply turn up and plug in." 

Mr Orr from EV-Matters approached the BW Pavillion Hotel and they sent an email confirmation like it was a booking!

The Best Western Kings Manor Hotel enjoys a quiet location in the eastern suburbs of Edinburgh. You can benefit from a peaceful setting while also having easy access to the Scottish capital's many attractions.


Sychnant Pass Hotel

"I recently visited the Sychnant Pass Hotel in North Wales, specifically because it has a ZCW charging point. I chatted to the owner, who was delightful, and everything worked beautifully. The charge points were located in such a fashion that they would not be ICEd." - Eugene L on LeafTalk

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No cards, no hassle, simply turn up and plug in
— George Jamieson

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Castlepoint SHopping Park

Bournemouth's Castlepoint Shopping Park is the first of its kind to offer free Electric Vehicle charging for customers.

The free charging will be unlimited so that customers can top up their E.V. batteries whilst shopping


Gordon Stevens, from The George Inn in Wedmore talks about the installation of his Zero Carbon World donated Charging Stations:


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Mark Tebbutt

Mark Tebbutt has driven a Nissan LEAF since 2011 and was the 1st UK customer to order a ZCW 7kW. He had this to say about our 7kW Charging Station:

"The Zero carbon world EVSE charging point has made a big difference to my Nissan Leaf charging. It has reduced the charging time of my Leaf from about 11 hours down to around 5. This has allowed me to fully charge the car within the 7 hour Economy 7 off peak period and thus to take full advantage of the 56% cheaper (5.96p per kWh) off peak electricity.

This has reduced the cost of a 100% charge and pre heat from around £2.30 to £1.74 saving 56p a day or £3.08 a week or £147.84 a year.

The ZCW charging point also increases the utility of my Leaf by providing around 25 miles of range per hour of charge compared to around 8 miles of range per hour of charge using the Nissan supplied mobile EVSE 3 pin charging lead.

I also like the compact form factor of the ZCW charging station."


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Robert Llewellyn

This is a picture of Mr Un-EV-erse Robert Llewellyn (also of Red Dwarf & Scrapheap Challenge fame) using a Zero Carbon World Charging Station. Robert wanted his existing 16A designated wall mounted unit upgrading and we were more than happy to help him. Robert assures us he is happier with the Charging Station than his expression would suggest!

"I love my Zero Carbon World 7KW socket for a few reasons. It was fitted without fuss and worked without problems, it charges the car much faster which is a great advantage, I know it will always re-charge within the off peak period no matter how low the battery is when I plug it in. However due to the fact I'm lucky enough to be loaned many other electric cars other than my Leaf, it means I can charge them too. From a Tesla Model S to a BMW i3, from a Renault Zoe to a VW e-up."


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Jens Kr. Kirkebø - Tesla Model S

Jens loves his Model S but was getting fed up with charging it at 3kW (a total recharge time from flat to full of around 30 hours). Using the ZCW EVSE he was able to make a portable 22kW charger (4 hours recharge time) and a home 7kW charger (12 hours recharge). He had this to say:

“My EVSE build went very well and my mobile 22kW charging cable is thus operative. It was really nice to increase charging from 3kW to 22kW ;) Also I made adapters for Schuko and 32A CEE (1ph) so I can charge at 16A and 32A respectively (though I have to connect L1&L2 at the car side for 16A and L1+L2+L3 for 32A, not a problem to do in the adapters).

“I have also finished the fixed 1x32A EVSE which will be mounted in my fuse box in the garage (Image right)

“It was a simple install and works perfectly.”


Do it your way

Founder & Patron of Zero Carbon World Kevin Sharpe, joined EV experts David Peilow and Grant Thomas for the UK's first Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Build Day. They built 32 Amp portable EVSE chargers. The whole event was followed live on Twitter using the hashtag #EVSEBuildDay.

A Portable EVSE will allow an Electric Car driver to connect to 'normal' electrical outlets found on Camp Sites, yachting marinas, commercial and hotels as well as the early Zero Carbon World Charging stations. This 32 Amp Commando Connection will allow a BMW i3 or a Leaf Mk 1.5 or a Tesla to charge at the full 32 Amps. Equally you could choose to fit a 16A commando plug, or indeed anything else you would like. Or build a simple 32A to 16A commando converter - we'll show you that as well!

An electric car, like the Nissan LEAF, comes with a charging cable (AKA EVSE brick) that trickle charges a Nissan LEAF at 10 Amps, meaning about 10 hours for a full charge. Using a dedicated charging station, or this Portable EVSE Charger, the same car could charge 60% faster at 16 Amps from a commando plug connection, and hence charges 60% quicker. If you have a BMW i3, or if you have paid £800 for the 6.6kWh charger in the Mk1.5 LEAF, you can charge at a full 32 Amps using this Portable EVSE, from a 32A Commando Connection reducing charging time to 4 hours.

A portable EVSE gives you the flexibility to charge where and how you want. It's an essential piece of kit for the roving EV driver!