Parked commercial electric vehicles (EV's) could be used to help balance electricity supply on the UK’s energy network. Oxfordshire County Council is taking part in a national scheme to test the feasibility of vehicle-to-grid power management. This would involve EV's delivering power from their batteries back into the national grid when they are plugged in for charging, helping to prevent the network from becoming stressed at peak times.read more...
When it needed to replace a six-year-old transport modelling system, Oxfordshire County Council saw an opportunity to innovate by identifying the outcomes needed, then giving firms the challenge of delivering on them.
As more electric cargo bikes take to Oxford's roads, they could become the catalyst the city needs to make cycling provision ample and safe for all.
Here are two makers of cargo bikes currently being used on Oxford’s cycle network. For more advice contact bike retailer Warlands on Botley Road.
Online shopping and AirBnB are key growth drivers for cargo bike deliveries for firms like bike courier Pedal & Post and Oxwash laundry service.
Oxford Technology & Media New Year Event – Hope for the world As Greta Thunberg becomes Time Magazine’s person of the year, many wonder what we can do to address the climate change issues facing us. Could we find inspiration and practical steps closer to home? Serial entrepreneur and engineer Vinay Gupta, CEO and Founder of Mattereum and Hexayurt, will be in conversation with clean air consultant Alex Bigham. Vinay will explore the development of Hexayurt, his work with the world’s second largest blockchain Ethereum and how Mattereum addresses the excesses of human consumption and opens the door to a sustainable future. Part of Oxfordshire Technology & Media’s 10 Years to Save The World series. 6 to 9pm at Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP. Details
Cyclox. Patrick Lingwood, Active and Healthy Travel Officer at the county council, will be showing the draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) for input and presenting the results of the survey on cycle journeys in Oxford to which Cyclox members contributed. 7.30pm, St Michael’s at the Northgate Church (access via Ship Street). Details.
Oxford Digital Workers Union: Online underdogs Headline speaker Helen Pollitt, Head of Digital at Avenue Digital, will be presenting: “SEO underdogs: Winning against your competition no matter their size.” With over ten years’ experience in digital marketing and SEO, Helen works with international corporates, small local businesses and start-ups to develop SEO strategies. She frequently appears on stage at conferences such as BrightonSEO, Learn Inbound and SearchLeeds and is a regular contributor to industry publications. 7 to 9pm at The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton St, Oxford OX1. Details