Professors Sergio M. Savaresi and Silvia Strada of Politecnico di Milano detail their latest research into the true affordability of transitioning to e-mobility for the average person, and ask whether European policy makers should reconsider whether public charging infrastructure investment is really key to EV adoption.
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Intelligent Transport looks at how the next generation of electric roads plots a path to the future of electrified transportation, with specific focus on Sweden’s Evolution Road project, including contributions from Lund University’s Mats Alaküla and Elonroad AB’s Karin Ebbinghaus.
The installation is said to mark a milestone in a station improvements programme being undertaken by GTR, which encompasses more than 230 stations and over 1,000 individual projects.
Green parking spaces, charge points at supermarkets and tourist sites, and batteries that charge in six minutes could all form part of the Government’s plans to accelerate EV uptake.
The study set out to evaluate the health and economic implications of electric vehicle (EV) adoption.
Investment has been secured by Birmingham City Council, including £2.92 million from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and through its newly-procured EV Network Development Partner, ESB EV Solutions.
Project PACE is a strategic partnership with the Scottish Government and electricity network companies and aims to speed up the roll out of electric vehicle charging hubs.
The project aims to trial technology which could see the expansion of the UK's EV rapid charging network without the need to upscale infrastructure.
The support for infrastructure aims to contribute to the implementation of the National Energy and Climate Strategy for 2030, and the achievement of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
The City of Houston has identified vehicle electrification as a key strategy in its Climate Action Plan.
The group - a partnership between The Climate Group and BT Group - aims to solidify commitments from senior government ministers to bring forward the UK target to end petrol and diesel vehicle sales and to make clean road transport a priority for next year’s COP26 summit in Glasgow.
One of the main concerns for those thinking about purchasing an EV is said to be accessibility to charging facilities - and, according to Uswitch research, some parts of the UK are much less prepared for the rise of EVs than others.
The venture aims to provide charge point operators and local authorities with so-called ‘plug and play’ on-street charging facilities in large cities and towns where many residents don’t have access to off-street parking.
The UK government has undertaken an analysis to assess the number of chargepoints required to meet future charging needs along motorways and major A roads.