Electrical training provider Trade Skills 4U challenged YouTuber and electrician Thomas Nagy, to drive an electric vehicle from its Gatwick training centre to the newly opened Coventry centre on a single charge. The car chosen for the challenge was the 2019 i3 which BMW claim has a range of 153 miles in optimal conditions, or 140 miles in real world conditions. This particular model was chosen as the distance between the two state-of-the-art training facilities is 137 miles, leaving just a 2% margin for error.

Whether it’s prefabricated homes or modular hotels, the construction industry is embracing the process of constructing buildings offsite, and it seems there are some significant benefits associated with going offsite vs traditional construction methods. In fact, a new survey by the ECA, CIBSE and SELECT has found that offsite construction is safer, faster, greener and cheaper. 

Earlier this year, the UK became the first major economy in the world to commit to a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Despite signing that commitment into law, the country is at risk of failing to reach that goal, as Drax’s Electric Insights has found that the country would need 10 times as much energy storage to support the energy transition to renewable power. 

Thanks to discussions surrounding the climate crisis and an increased focus on renewable energy, Stiebel Eltron is celebrating its 11th consecutive year of growth in the UK. In 2018 it saw its annual turnover increase 38% year-on-year, thanks to the popularity of its heat pump and solar products. 

The ECA Industry Awards 2020 are now open to entries. With 11 categories available to enter, the ECA Industry Awards are designed to recognise the top-performing ECA members businesses and individuals from across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry.