April 18, 2021

Renewable energy cars are leading Scotland towards net-zero emissions

Tidal energy is the latest energy source that has proved it can run electric vehicles. One such charge points for electric vehicles situated on the shores of Bluemull Sound on the island of Yell in Shetland. The tidal turbines installed beneath these waters have been providing electricity to homes and businesses in Shetland for over five years. Recent developments revealed that the electric vehicles in the area could utilize the electricity coming from the tides.

The chief executive of Nova Innovation, Simon Forrest, stated that this technology produces electricity from the energy roaming the seas in the form of tidal waves. This energy has transformed the energy generation and consumption procedures into unique processes. He added that they can now run the electric vehicles on tidal power, indicating that they have made progressive steps towards the mitigation of climate change problems by harmonizing the success of net-zero emissions from the energy production and consumption sectors.

Forrest predicted that the world would be gazing at Scotland in eight months to try and understand how it managed to mitigate climate change. He added that Nova is the ideal utility where they offer marine energy to the customers to resolve their electricity, heat, and transportation demands at affordable prices. A driver interviewed from Cullivoe stated that integrating tidal power to operate electric vehicles has been beneficial to the local community. The driver expressed delight in the energy developers in this region establishing an EV charge point running on tides that is close to the people. This technology proves to be worthy of its costs since it utilizes natural resources without interfering with the ecosystem.

Nova Innovation started the entire project with a pilot test at Leith. The long coastline in Shetland will make this technology a viable venture for businesses that seek to utilize electricity for their production activities. Conventional combustion engine cars have been blamed for generating 20% of the United Kingdom’s carbon emissions. To ensure that this destructive technology is eliminated, the Scottish government has stated its intention of banning the ICE cars which have this technology by the end of this decade.

This plan has called for the development of clean energy to sustain electric vehicles. The Nova project has secured funds to ensure that it can install the electric vehicle charging stations in the country through the Transport Scotland initiative. The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, and Connectivity, Michael Matheson, stated that it is advantageous for the region to start making viable ventures into the technology that will lead to net-zero emissions.
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