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AUTOCAR / WHATCAR - The charging adaptor that saved our Renault Twizy

SYMPHONY EV were proud to be featured on the AUTOCAR & WHATCAR websites recently in a piece by Rory White which stated that the SYMPHONY ELECTROSYMPH Adapter had "saved their Renault Twizzy".

Similar to many Twizzy owners, AUTOCAR / WHATCAR were left scratching their heads when it came to actually charging their shiny new car. Given the fact that they were charged via a 3-pin socket, it left them stumped when trying to charge the vehicle on the public infrastructure-standard Type 2 charging points.

As you'd expect, they turned to Google to find a solution and were delighted to find the British designed and developed SYMPHONY adapter, which works with a whole host of early 3-pin electric vehicles, not just the Twizzy.

AUTOCAR / WHATCAR were equally as pleased with the ease of use, stating "There's not a lot to it. You plug it in, the Twizy recognises the process has been activated and it begins whirring away like usual as it takes on charge.".

In the article, Rory White went on to say, "The ELECTROSYMPH Adapter is a simple but effective solution, then, and it is good to hear company director John Robinson upbeat about the future of SYMPHONY EV. The company produces a wide range of EV charging cables and adaptors, all designed and produced in Britain. The next stage of its business plan is even more exciting, because it's working on converting ancient London taxis from diesel to pure EV in search of lower urban emissions and maintaining the charm of such iconic transport. Watch this space."

The SYMPHONY adaptor appears to be popular, too, because SYMPHONY reports that a large shipment has already made its way to Barcelona, where the Renault Twizy is a far more common sight thanks to the city's warmer climate.

You can buy the SYMPHONY ELECTROSYMPH Adapter here.

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SYMPHONY EV-ZE Charging Worldwide

We are excited to announce that the ELECTROSYMPH Charging Adapter is now being widely used in mainland Europe and in the USA.

Our award winning adapter enables owners of any domestic socket vehicle to take advantage of the ever growing network of on-road charging points. The design was recently configured to work seamlessly with the Euro Schuko plug sockets and the American style two pin 120V plugs.

If it wasn't for the domestic socket vehicles being launched 15 years ago, the EV market wouldn't be where it is now. When the decision was made to remove domestic charging points from the UK road infrastructure concerns were raised that these vehicles, which started the EV revolution in the first place, would become obsolete. The SYMPHONY research and development team took it upon themselves to solve this massive problem and bridge the gap between domestic socket electric vehicles and the modern day EV charging network. We developed an adapter to convert the standard 3 pin 13amp plug to connect to all on-road charging points.

After its unrivaled success in the UK, the obvious next step was to open up this level of access to vehicle owners worldwide, which we are delighted to have now achieved.

The ELECTROSYMPH adapter can also be used by Utility Vehicles to charge at any approved charging points, as recently demonstrated at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. This not only maximises the usage of the charging points, with utility vehicles charging overnight and suppliers/customers charging throughout the day, but it future proofs these domestic socket vehicles that are widely used at hotels, zoos and themeparks, both at home and now abroad.

The ELECTROSYMPH adapter is also aiding the development of new EV technology, such as the ultra light 3 wheel SAM EV which is also fitted with domestic plugs as standard, making it easier than ever to charge from home whilst also utilising the charging point infrastructure.

You can buy the ELECTROSYMPH charging point adapter here.

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SAM EV Benefits from ELECTROSYMPH Adapter

Symphony EV has helped a pioneering EV user charge more easily with its ElectroSymph adaptor. Simon Bailey, an ultra light vehicle university researcher, has been testing a SAM EV – Sustainable Automotive Mobility – and was looking for a way to improve the number of charging points available for the three-wheel electric vehicle.

The ElectroSymph unit allows drivers of EVs that normally only charge with a conventional three-pin plug to use Type 2 charge points – making recharging their vehicle on public networks far easier. The SAM vehicle, like Renault’s Twizy and the G-Wiz, isn’t normally able to use conventional Type 2 public charging points, but the ElectroSymph changes that.

Simon’s SAM is the first model on UK roads. Sitting in a gap between car and motorcycle, the SAM is more commonly classed as the latter thanks to having one less wheel than the Twizy – a quadricycle. As such, it has a number of benefits such as being able to use bus lanes (when marked as allowing motorcycle use) for example.

However, the SAM includes full-side windows, windscreen, two seats, and ample room for tall drivers, so is easily usable as a compact and lightweight runabout. Designed in Switzerland and manufactured in Poland, the SAM is available to buy for UK use, but needs a couple of conversions to headlights and speedometer to make it road legal on these shores. In time, the factory is looking to implement these as a UK option, but currently this needs to be done by the customer.

Those drivers get a vehicle that weighs 500kg including the battery. This lack of weight means that a 7 kWh lithium polymer batter and 11.6 kW electric motor are good enough to see a 0-31mph time of seven seconds, a top speed of 56mph, and quoted range of 50-60 miles on a single charge.

Designed to have a low environmental impact, the SAM’s bodywork needs no paint as it is made from plastic and manufactured from just four parts. Zero-tailpipe emissions and a small battery mean that driving and charging make efficient use of energy.

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ELECTROSYMPH - Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - Adapter Approved

At SYMPHONY EV-ZE Research & Development team have once again developed a solution to an every day EV charging problem with the national network infrastructure both at home and work and across Europe. Our ELECTROSYMPH Adapter can now be used by Utility Vehicles to charge at any approved charging points, future proofing both the vehicles and the charging points simultaneously.

This will vastly improve productivity for vehicles such as Councils Electric Utility Vehicles - Street cleaners and EVs used at Hotels, Golf courses, Zoos, Theme-parks and gardens alike. It will also maximise the use of on road and at car parks charging points, allowing them to be used by the public during the day and by the commercial sector at night.

Peter Summerfield, project manager at SYMPHONY EV commented, "We strive to use our 35 years of Electric Vehicles and Charging Points development knowledge to provide all on road and off road Electric Vehicles, new and old, to have access to the technology of the future."

"With 100% Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions for a Greener Future"

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Sefton Council choose SYMPHONY EV for a further 3 years

We are delighted to announce that Sefton Council has chosen SYMPHONY EV to provide an electric vehicle as the official mayoral car for a further 3 years.

The 100% electric top of-the-range Nissan Leaf Tekna was chosen by Sefton Council in a sponsorship lease agreement.

The council is leading the way in saving the planet and saving taxpayers’ money too, as the electric car costs about £15.00 per 1,000 miles to run and is exempt from road tax.

Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Stephen Kermode, said: "We are very keen to set an example on all environmental and green issues and this highlights our commitment to energy savings.

"By leasing a new electric vehicle it clearly demonstrates our commitment to provide and promote a clean and low emissions transport system throughout the whole borough.

"The new vehicle is very cheap to run and so helps form part of the savings most local authorities like Sefton currently have to make.

"The car itself is very comfortable, looks good, is extremely economical and most importantly saves on the council's Carbon footprint."

John Robinson, managing director at SYMPHONY EV added: "It’s great that Sefton has chosen to continue using an electric car as their civic vehicle and we are delighted to have successfully tendered to provide it again.

"We are committed to promoting green transport, so for Sefton to choose such a high profile way of supporting green technology is really positive."

As part of the sponsorship deal, SYMPHONY EV offer the Ecosymph Bundle, which includes a charging point and battery hire, they will reimburse Sefton Council for the electric usage based on mileage every six months, service the vehicle and also offer roadside assistance.


As reported on Zap Map last week, our award winning ELECTROSYMPH charging point adapter is allowing all electrical vehicles with a standard 13amp plug, access to nearly 10,000 charging points across the UK.

Until now, owners of the Renault Twizy and the Reva G-Wiz, amongst others, could not take advantage of the connectivity infrastructure.

Our new ELECTROSYMPH charging adapter, which you can buy online here, has been approved by all of the major manufacturers and connects to all on road Mode 2 and Mode 3 charging points.

You can buy the ELECTROSYMPH charging adapter here >>

You can read the Zap Map article in full here >>

Green Party back SYMPHONY EV zero emission vehicles & retrofit EV conversions

Symphony EV recently chauffered Green Party leader Natalie Bennett during her recent visit to Liverpool in a 100% zero emission Nissan Leaf provided by Nissan Liverpool. The Green Party endorse both our 100% electric zero emission vehicles and our award winning EV retrofit conversion technology, which has been approved on one of the oldest small vehicles, a 13 year old Renault Clio pictured above.

The retrofit technology will soon be bridged across to the Bowler Hat Heritage Scheme, where in London they aim to keep the traditional red buses, red telephone boxes and black hackney cabs.

Black cabs rack up the miles over a short period, accumulating 500,000 - 600,000 miles in no time at all, coming to the end of their fuel life, but often the body and electrics of the car have 10-15 years of mileage left in them, so it is a fantastic recycle uplift scheme.

Once approved this project could be rolled out to the other major UK cities.

SYMPHONY EV provide Merseytravel with first electric car

Symphony EV have supplied one of our 100% electric ECOSYMPH Nissan Leafs to Merseytravel, which will be used as one of their organisational pool cars.

Merseytravel is well known for the promotion of sustainable transport in all its forms, so to add an electric car to its own fleet is a great idea.

Our 100% electric Ecosymph Nissan Leaf has a driving range of 120 miles per charge, low recharge costs, no Road Tax and with zero emissions, meets the highest environmental standards.

SYMPHONY EV Nissan Leaf at Knowsley Safari Park

As you would expect, Knowsley Safari Park take the environment seriously and as part of their efforts to minimise their carbon footprint they have one of our bespoke branded, 100% electric Nissan Leafs and charging points on-site.

SYMPHONY EV leads the Liverpool Giants

We were proud to lead the Giants around Liverpool on their recent trip to the city in two of our SYMPHONY EV Nissan Leafs, increasing awareness of 100% EV vehicles, zero emissions and creating 'GIANT' steps to reducing carbon footprint.

First - Fast EV Charging Points on the Wirral

Wirral's first 'Fast EV Charging Points' have been installed at Seacombe Space Port. 4 charging points have initially been installed, with more to follow within the Wirral & Merseyside area. The photo shows our very own SYMPHONY EV Nissan Leaf re-charging ready to lead the Giants around Liverpool.

Another Successful Delivery of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund

In conjunction with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Transport, we were delighted to deliver four brand new Giant PEDALSYMPH bikes to event space provider, Baltic Creative, through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The bikes are offered to all staff to use for local deliveries and for cycling to and from work to reduce carbon emissions.

SYMPHONY EV - Winner of the ECHO Environmental Awards for Innovation & Technology

SYMPHONY EV are proud to announce that we were chosen as the winner of the ECHO Environmental Award for Innovation & Technology, at last week's awards ceremony in the beautiful Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Liverpool.

Photo by Gareth Jones of the Liverpool Echo.

SYMPHONY EV Shortlisted for Echo Environment Award

SYMPHONY EV are delighted to have progressed to the final of the Echo Environment Award for Innovation & Technology.

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SYMPHONY EV Awarded Mayoral Car for 2nd Year

SYMPHONY EV are proud to be supplying the official Mayoral Car for Sefton Council for another 12 months.

We will also be supplying and installing an alternative bespoke branded electrosymph charging point at Southport Town Hall.

Knowsley Safari Park Goes Green

SYMPHONY EV have recently fully installed future proof bespoke branded charging points throughout Knowsley Safari Park and delivered them the 2014 100% Electric Nissan Leaf.

SYMPHONY EV & the Local Sustainable Transport Fund

In conjunction with Wirral Borough Council and the Department of Transport, Symphony have been supplying local businesses with Giant conventional PEDALSYMPH and ELECTROSYMPH Electric bicycles through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The bikes are offered to all staff to use for local deliveries and for cycling to and from work to reduce carbon emissions.

The photo above shows Intellitec, a local electrical systems manufacturer receiving their new Bikes directly from Symphony.

First Residential Charging Point in Wirral

Symphony's Electric Car Charging Solutions has fully Installed / Approved the first residential charging point, future proof system on the Wirral.

They have also supplied the electric car displayed in the photo on Contract Hire. The electric car has been supplied from the Symphony ECOSYMPH range.

Wirral Business Awards 2013

SYMPHONY EV were proudly nominated for the 'Low Carbon Award' at the Wirral Business Awards 2013. Here is our nomination video:

First Mayoral Car to go green!

An electric vehicle has been chosen as the official Mayoral Car for one council in Merseyside, leading the way in saving the planet and saving taxpayers money! The 100% electric ECOSYMPH Leaf was chosen by Sefton Council in a sponsorship lease agreement with Merseyside based specialists SYMPHONY EV