Next Race: Sahlen's 6 Hours of The Glen


Solar installation

I’d been keen to install solar on a scale that could make a discernible difference, for some time.  When we moved to our current home we were fortunate to have enough land to finally do so. All necessary applications made and permissions received, The Phoenix Works (now Egg – Cracking Energy) installed 108 solar pv … Read more

Ode to a Chicken

We rescued some chickens, Did speak to them lots, At last they laid eggs, though sadly no more, All thanks to a fox In all seriousness, they have been replaced with more rescued battery hens who are happily laying eggs and they’re as free range as we can allow them to be whilst keeping them … Read more

Air Source Heat Pumps

Having installed a 10 kW air source heat pump on a previous home, I was keen to reap the benefit when we bought our new family home. A 16 kW heat pump has been installed on the main house and 12 kW heat pump on the holiday let annex so guests too are leaving a … Read more

EV Charging

As many people know, I’ve been driving EV’s for over a decade and have always managed to charge at home.  However having been in and out of properties whilst looking for the right one, I’ve largely been restricted to a rudimentary set up.  With our current home I’ve finally been able to achieve the set … Read more


About Alexander Sims

The 36-year-old Corvette Racing driver has been involved in motorsport since he was 10 years old, initially racing karts before moving on to single seater, GT and Endurance racing and most recently four seasons in the all-electric FIA Formula E World Championship. With wins across the board including Spa 24 hours, Nurburgring 24 hours, Petit Le Mans and the Diriyah E Prix Sims continues to showcase his skill and race raft on the global stage.

Alongside his racing activities, Alexander is a passionate advocate for sustainable technology and electric mobility on the road, having owned and driven EVs since 2012, and aims to incorporate sustainable choices in his daily lifestyle wherever possible.