Friends win place at trade mission
A renewable energy business, set up by two friends in Wales, has won a place at a San Francisco trade mission after making the cut out of a total of 400 hopefuls. 30 year old Andy Ling and 32 year old Luke Jones from Lampeter in Credigion have come up with a battery system that offers the dual benefits of reduced vehicle emissions and lower fuel costs. Mr Ling has previous form in working on renewable energy projects having retrained as an electrician after he left the Army Bomb Disposal Regiment. Meanwhile his friend Mr Jones, a wheelchair athlete who runs a property business, used some of the compensation he received following a car accident 13 years ago, to invest in their business, Perpetual V2G. A case of money well spent.
The battery system they have developed charges when the vehicle it is fitted in is being driven. The system stores the power so that it can be used when the engine has been switched off. It is particularly useful for vehicles such as refrigerated trucks which require power for large periods of time when idle. The two friends have already won a contract with Sainsbury’s which will see their equipment used in a new fleet of vans for the supermarket giant. Now the dynamic duo will soon be off to the San Francisco trade mission to pitch for new business on the other side of the pond. Good luck chaps.