Lucy Electric is a collaboration partner of Electric Nation – monitoring LV substations utilising the GridKey system with the aim of assessing the load profile of various types of electric vehicles and developing an algorithm that can automatically detect the presence of EVs charging on the network. To find out more about the Gridkey monitoring system head over to


  • Motorists buying or leasing a new electric car – including pure EVs and plug-in hybrids – are invited to become part of the Electric Nation project
  • Electric Nation is looking for 500-700 electric vehicle drivers to be part of the world’s largest trial of its kind, to ensure local electricity networks can cope with increasing numbers of EVs
  • The project is recruiting owners of a range of makes and models of electric vehicles; participants will have a free smart charger fitted
  • Initially the trial will take place in the Western Power Distribution network areas in the South West, South Wales, West & East Midlands