This month the Pure Planet Community spotlight falls on Member
A big fan of electric vehicles and smart energy usage, Ohit is currently driving not one, but two EVs
Here he tells us some more about himself, including why he joined PP.
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How long have you been a member of Pure Planet and why did you join?
We (my wife and I) have been with Pure Planet for just over 2 years now. It came up cheapest via an energy comparison site (MSE’s Cheap Energy Club, I think). I was glad that our energy consumption would be 100% ‘green’ as that was not something we had even considered before.
I work in writing software for wholesale power and gas trading, so I was also intrigued by Pure Planet’s claim of only charging wholesale market prices to customers.
Where are you from, and where do you live now?
I grew up in the outer areas of London (i.e. zone 4/5 on Transport For London’s map!) and then later as an adult moved several times to be closer to the center.
We are now settled in South East London, not far from Greenwich Park.
What do you love doing outside of work / with your free time?
Enjoying the time with our recently newborn son.
Reading (I read and re-read about 25 non-fiction books a year).
Trips, and vehicles, of all sorts: Driving, cycling, walking, flying.
DIY round our house (it was a “fixer upper” project when we first moved in!).
Learning new things especially through practice after watching things on YouTube.
What are you currently reading or watching?
Long Way Up (on Apple TV+).
One thing nobody would ever guess from looking at you?
I used to be on my school’s basketball and mixed netball teams!
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Organic porridge oats with date paste from Oman, Mylk ‘milk’, cinnamon, cacao and turmeric.
Apart from signing up for renewable energy, what’s your top tip for cutting carbon and saving money?
Electric vehicles. The operating cost is basically zero and the total cost of ownership is still lower compared to a comparable petrol/diesel vehicle even after the potential higher capital cost to buy one.
The recent (radical) changes to London Congestion Charge’s operating times has also made those saving money calculations even stronger compared to when we first started with EVs 3 years ago.
For those that do not need a car (very common in the big cities) - cycling. And I recommend an electric bike if it helps provide that extra burst of motivation to jump on and get started for your journey.
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