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Thinking about the long runs

Electric cars are useless. This was the caustic opinion of the journalist Giles Coren when he announced his intention to go back to petrol after experiencing problems charging up his £65,000 Jaguar iPace.

Writing in The Times, he said: “The cars are useless, the infrastructure is not there and you’re honestly better off walking. Even on the really long journeys. In fact, especially on the long journeys. The short ones they can just about manage.”

In January Coren sparked a debate about the lack of public chargepoints which resonated with many EV drivers who had run into problems over the Christmas and New Year period. Disappointed drivers took to the airwaves and social media to share tales of long distance visits that took many more hours than planned, or which were abandoned altogether, because there was a paucity of chargers on main roads.

While Mr Coren has reverted to a petrol vehicle, this is only going to be a short-term option because the sale of fossil-fuelled vehicles will end by the end of the decade.

To support the transition to electric vehicles, the government’s ambition is that there will be 300,000 public EV chargepoints in place by 2030. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has estimated 27,000 charging points will have to be installed each year to meet demand. To meet these targets, a concerted effort is needed by chargepoint network operators, motorway service operators, retailers and local authorities.

The signs, as evidenced in the pages of this magazine, are that there is a genuine desire to provide rapid, reliable and increasingly interoperable infrastructure.

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UK has 37,000 public charging devices

Department for Transport publishes annual statistics

There were 37,055 public electric vehicle charging devices installed in the UK as of 1 January 2023. The latest electric vehicle charging statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that there has been an increase of 2,418 compared to 1 October 2022.

Some 6,887 were rated rapid devices or above, this represents 19% of all charging devices. 21,255 were rated fast chargers, which represents 57% of all charging devices.

A total of 18,321 were designated as destination chargers, which represents 49% of all charging devices.

Some 11,996 were designated as onstreet chargers, representing 32% of all charging devices

Compared to 1 October 2022, the total installed devices increased by 2,418, an increase of 7%. Rapid charging or above devices increased by 492, an increase of 8%. There was an increase in total charging devices and those rated rapid or above in all regions of the UK.

Proportionately, the largest increase in installations was within the ultra-rapid device category, which increased by 10% in the last quarter (albeit from a lower base than other categories), accounting for 211 charging devices. Ultra-rapid charging devices are still the smallest overall category with 2,295 devices.

Proportionately, the smallest increase in charging devices installations was in the slow charging devices categories, with an increase of 5% or 417 charging devices. Fast charging devices are still the most common category to be publicly installed, growing by 8% or 1,509 devices.

The most common location category for charging devices is destination with 18,321 charging devices or approximately half of all publicly available charging devices. Onstreet charging devices is the second largest category accounting for 32% of

charging devices or 11,996.

There is an uneven geographical distribution of charging devices within the UK. Some UK local authorities have bid for UK government funding for charging devices, and others have not. Most of the provision of this infrastructure has been market-led, with individual charging networks and other businesses (such as hotels) choosing where to install devices.

London and Scotland had the highest level of charging provision per 100,000 of population, with 131 and 69 devices per 100,000 respectively. In comparison, the average provision in the UK was 55 per 100,000.

Northern Ireland had the lowest level of charging device provision in the UK, with 19 devices per 100,000, followed by the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber with 31 and 36 devices per 100,000 respectively.

Scotland had the highest rate of rapid device provision of 17.3 rapid or quicker devices per 100,000, whilst the average provision in the UK was 10.3 per 100,000. Rapid or quicker device provision was lowest for Northern Ireland with 1.4 rapid or quicker devices per 100,000. North West and East of England were the second and third lowest regions with 8.3 and 8.9 rapid

UK car production down, but electric vehicle output surges

The UK automotive sector has recorded its worst performance since 1956, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Volumes for the UK rose 9.4% but failed to offset declining exports, down -14.0%. UK car production is heavily weighted for export, with some eight in 10 cars shipped overseas.

However, record levels of electrified vehicles rolled off the assembly lines,

with almost a third of all cars made fully electric or hybrid.

The auto sector is calling for a dedicated framework to drive rapid upscaling of battery production, an issue highlighted by the collapse of the Britishvolt gigafactory project.

UK car production declined -9.8% in 2022 to 775,014 units, according to the latest figures issued by the SMMT. December rounded off a volatile year, with output down

or quicker devices per 100,000 respectively.

All regions across the UK saw an increase in total charging devices between October and December 2022. Wales had the greatest increase at 17.3%, whilst East Midlands had the smallest increase at 3.3%. London had the greatest increase in absolute number of devices at 493 devices, closely followed by Scotland at 486 devices.

The number of available devices can fluctuate for a range of reasons. Increases likely reflect the installation of new devices, whilst owners and operators can choose to temporarily or permanently decommission or replace devices.

Charging devices can also be unavailable due to faults, maintenance or other restrictions in the area where they are located, though data on the status of charging devices is not held by the Department for Transport.

Rapid charging or above devices have increased in every region in the UK. The smallest percentage increase in the number of rapid charging or above devices was in the South East at 3.3%. Wales had the largest percentage increase in rapid charging or above devices at 26.9%, corresponding to an increase of 60 rapid charging or above devices.

-17.9% in the month after growth in October and November, with most of the year’s volume loss occurring in the first half.

The annual total was 84,561 units down on 2021 and -40.5% off the 1,303,135 cars made in 2019 prepandemic, equivalent to a loss of more than half a million cars.

The main reasons for the depressed output were the crippling global shortage of semiconductors, which

limited the ability to build cars in line with demand; significant structural changes, reflecting a loss of production at two volume manufacturing sites; and the impact of supply chain pauses in China due to COVID lockdowns.

Despite these challenges, UK factories turned out a record 234,066 battery electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid (HEV) electric vehicles, with combined volumes up 4.5% year-on-year to represent almost a third (30.2%) of all car production.

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Public charging devices by charging speed, since 1 January 2022

UK is well down the road to 2030

REA and New Automotive say charging infrastructure is on course to meet needs

The UK’s electric vehicle infrastructure roll-out is on course to meet key government targets, such as delivering 300,000 chargers by 2030, says a new report. The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and research body New Automotive say the main barriers to EV roll-out include uncertainty within industry around future regulations, gaining planning permission for new chargepoint locations and the cost of upgrading existing local electricity connections to support higher usage.

The biggest barrier to growth identified by the industry stakeholders surveyed as part of the report was a lack of demand for public charging, and uncertainty around levels of demand in the future. If the government can assist industry in overcoming this barrier, it will help facilitate the UK’s public charging network expanding at a more rapid pace.

The report states that a government Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate is the most effective way to drive EV uptake in the UK through guaranteeing the supply of electric cars, providing industry with certainty about future demand, and ensuring that the UK’s public charging network continues to grow at pace. The REA restates its call on government to not delay in introducing the ZEV mandate for new EV car sales, accelerating EV uptake and the net zero transition.

The On the Road to 2030 report reviewed the UK’s public charging network and found that are still cheaper to fill up than a petrol or diesel car at 70% of public chargers in the UK –those charging below 0.687 £/kWh.

New Automotive calculated that an electric car is cheaper per mile than a petrol car whenever it is charged at 69p per kWh, and around 70% of all public chargers in the UK are below this price.

The average cost of charging via Podpoint (47p/kWh), ChargePlace Scotland (30p/kWh), Ubitricity (42p/kWh), and BP Pulse (52p/kWh), collectively the four largest public providers in the UK, all fall well below this figure, meaning the majority of their chargepoints offer significant running cost savings to motorists compared to petrol vehicles. This means that an EV charged solely via a public charger is, more often than not, cheaper to run than a petrol car, regardless of the length of the journey.

Using a mixture of home charging as

Map of the densityof EV chargers byregionintheUK

well as fast and slow public chargers also works out significantly cheaper annually than an internal combustion engine (ICE) car. This is even if the vast majority takes place on a fast public charger (often the most expensive form of charging).

A driver who, over the course of the year, drives 6000 miles and charges their vehicle via a night time home tariff (26p/kWh) for 5% of the time; a day time home tariff (35p/kWh) 10% of the time; a free public tariff (0p/kWh) 5% of the time; and a public fast charger tariff (40p/kWh) 80% of the time would pay £626 a year on charging their EV. A driver who did the same mileage in a comparative ICE car would pay £947 a year on fuel – making electric the significantly cheaper option.

Amy MacConnachie, director of external affairs at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), said: “It is excellent news that this key sector report has found that EVs are indeed still cheaper to fill up than a petrol or diesel car, at 70% of public chargers in the UK (those charging below 0.687 £/kWh). It is positive messaging for drivers looking to make the switch, reinforcing effective infrastructure and low-cost incentives, putting to bed any ongoing concerns. There is, of course, more to be done however, and the report

makes clear that an ambitious ZEV mandate is essential to drive EV uptake by ensuring the supply of electric cars and providing industry with certainty around future demand. The REA is continuing to urge government to respond to the overriding message of the report, that there must be no delay in introducing the ZEV mandate for new and increasing EV car sales.”

New Automotive said: “The forthcoming ZEV mandate is the government’s most effective means of addressing this barrier; it should drive EV uptake by ensuring the supply of electric cars meets demand, and thus providing the EV charging infrastructure industry with certainty around future demand for public chargepoints. This certainty will go a long way to helping to ensure that the UK’s public charging network continues to expand at pace.

“More EVs on the road will not just help drive the roll-out of more public charging infrastructure. It will also mean more British motorists benefitting from the running-cost savings electric cars offer compared to petrol and diesel cars. The simple fact is that EVs save drivers money, whether they are charged at home or via the public charging network. In the midst of a generational cost-of-living crisis, these savings have never been more important to motorists. Given this, It is essential they are made accessible to all.”

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Scotland 2021 Yorkshireand TheHumber 1124 East Midlands 1070 East ofEngland 1303 London 8619 South East 2632 NorthEast 604 Northern Ireland 259 WestMidlands 1551 North West 1443 Wales 870 South West 1575 500 800 1500 3000 5000 Numberof ChargingPoints On the Road to 2030: How the electric vehicle charging industry will enable the phase-out of petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK. January 2023 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

Time to end free charging in Scotland?

Scottish Futures Trust maps out how to attract investment in infrastructure

Ending free or very low-cost pricing will attract the significant investment that is needed in Scotland’s public EV charging network over the next decade, according to new report from the Scottish Futures Trust. To ensure the long-term growth, sustainability and reliability of the public EV chargepoint network in Scotland, crucial private sector investment is needed to grow it at scale and pace according to a new report from public sector infrastructure body, the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).

Following extensive engagement with the EV chargepoint market, the SFT report Public EV Charging in Scotland: Insight Report on Tariffs concludes that subsidised, or in some cases free charging applied by owners of chargepoints on the ChargePlace Scotland (CPS) network is deterring the crucial private sector investment needed to grow Scotland’s EV network over the next 5-10 years.

In the report, SFT recommends that local authority chargepoint owners:

• adopt a pricing regime that covers all costs and one which is broadly aligned with the market rate

• set out a timetable for the transition to market rate pricing and communicate with local EV drivers the benefits of enabling an expanded, accessible and reliable network

• explore the introduction of flexible and off-peak pricing structures to enable more affordable charging

• put processes in place to allow price

regimes to respond to changing energy costs in a timely manner.

EV chargepoints on the CPS network were initially made free for users following Scottish Government grants made to local authorities and public bodies in the early 2010s. Since then, Scotland’s overall public chargepoint network has grown to over 3,000, with over 2,400 of these now on the CPS network. With the highest number of public charging points of any UK nation or region outside London (per head of population), Scotland’s network currently supports a membership of 63,000 drivers, which is growing by around 500 every week.

Transport minister Jenny Gilruth said: “I welcome this report from the Scottish Futures Trust which will help inform our finalised vision for Scotland’s public EV charging network. We made it clear in our draft vision statement that a shift towards

Ireland’s €100m EV charging infrastructure strategy

The Irish government is to spend €100m on public electric vehicle charging infrastructure over the next three years. The Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2025 presents a pathway for delivery of a national EV charging network which will see a pool of highpowered chargers placed every 6 km on the motorway network.

There will also be a roll-out of home and apartment charging, residential neighbourhood charging (including new mobility hubs), destination charging and en-route charging.

An accompanying implementation plan sets out a road map for the delivery of Ireland’s EV charging infrastructure over the next three years, assuring car users of the feasibility of switching to an EV, and enabling Ireland to meet its national

carbon reduction targets.

The €15m scheme from the Shared Island Fund will help sports clubs install electric vehicle chargepoints in local communities across the island of Ireland, so when people drop off kids or go to the club for their own use, they can charge their car at the same time. This will be just one form of destination charger. Others will be installed in locations such as retail centres or tourism spots, places where people may be driving to.

The strategy seeks to take a peoplefirst approach, focussing on seven user groups (or personas) illustrating different transport needs across different parts of the country both rural and urban, or in different housing types, for example. It then follows an individual’s journey from the planning stages to their return

a public charging network largely financed and operated by the commercial sector is necessary to grow the network at pace and improve the customer experience overall.

“It’s vital that the public charging network has tariffs which are fair, sustainable and are set at a rate which enables the private sector to invest right across the country in the long term.

“Underpinned by our newly designed £60m Public EV Infrastructure Fund –aimed at attracting in private investment –Scotland is well positioned to build on the strong foundations we have, respond collectively to the global climate emergency and deliver on our commitment to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.”

Andrew Bruce who leads the EV work at the Scottish Futures Trust, said: “Free or low-cost electric vehicle charging on the public network was a fantastic initiative put in place to encourage more people to use electric cars. However, as more and more people invest in electric vehicles, we now need to take a longer-term view on EV charging to ensure we have well maintained infrastructure and deliver a comprehensive network of chargepoints that are ready to cope with mass adoption.

“We know that competing against reduced tariffs is causing private sector chargepoint owners to hesitate to invest in Scotland’s network, which will limit its growth. Continuing to offer access to the network for free, or at such low rates, is also having unintended consequences. Data shows it could be encouraging people who could charge their vehicles at home to travel to access the public network, potentially preventing those who rely on the network most from accessing it.”

home, mirroring the needs of real people and groups. The strategy gives an insight into practical infrastructure adjustments that will make their EV driving experience easier.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said: “The EV strategy sets out a road map for creating an entirely new infrastructure across the country –one that people can have confidence in and one that will encourage more and more people to choose EVs.

“It’s happening already – EV sales are sky-rocketing – but the new infrastructure we are planning should take away concern or worry that people might have about access to charging points. In all of this, our local authorities will play a vital role. The key anchor for this strategy is the specialist ZEVI unit.

“Within this unit, we have the

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2025 Department

expertise, the knowledge, the guidance, the resources that local authorities will need to be able to make the best decisions on the procurement, leasing and location of EV chargers.”

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A ChargePlace Scotland terminal
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Welcome to the house of the future

Ohme EV chargers weather the storms at Energy House 2.0

The built environment accounts for 40% of the UK’s carbon footprint and to achieve net zero will require a step change in the design of new buildings. As around 80% of the 2050 building stock has already been built, meeting this target will require a comprehensive upgrade and

retrofit programme to the existing housing stock.

Devising houses of the future is the mission of Energy House 2.0 at the University of Salford.

The £16m facility’s chambers contain fully furnished houses created by developers Barratt Developments, Bellway Homes, and Saint-Gobain.

Energy House 2.0 can recreate a wide variety of weather conditions with temperatures ranging between

-20˚C to +40˚C and simulated wind, rain, snow and solar radiation. The weather conditions will help the project partners to work together creating a blueprint for the low carbon homes of the future.

Energy House 2.0 is expected to play a key role in accelerating the progress towards low carbon and net zero housing design and builds upon the success of the original Energy House Laboratory, which was opened in Salford back in 2012.

Fitted to the houses inside the chambers are Ohme EV smart chargers.

The project will assess the performance of systems such as EV chargers, which are being supplied by Ohme.

“We’re very excited to be part of the Energy House 2.0 project and this view into the future of our housing,” said Ohme chief executive, David Watson. “This project will help to accelerate progress towards low carbon and net zero housing design.”

Britpave calls for concrete e-roads Fuuse and partners develop V2X

Britpave has called for the provision of concrete ‘electric roads’ that charge electric vehicles as they pass over them. E-roads enable vehicle batteries to be charged inductively via wireless systems using magnetic coils installed in the concrete road surface that feed an electric charge to magnetic coils fitted on a vehicle’s undercarriage.

The inadequacies of the UK electric car charging network were underlined by the annual Christmas getaway with queues of vehicles waiting for up to three hours for Tesla superchargers. Britpave, the infrastructure industry association, believes that the problems support the case for a different solution.

Members of the Tesla Owners Club UK took to social media to vent their frustration with the lengthy queues in Hertfordshire, Westmorland, Cumbria and Telford. Up to 40 cars were reported to be queuing for a charger at Westmorland, north west England. The queues happened as millions took to the roads for the Christmas holiday period.

There were 420,000 pure-electric cars on UK roads at the end of February 2022, according to the comparison website Next Green Car. These were served by only 30,290 charging points across Britain, of which 5,494 were rapid chargers.

“The number of electric cars significantly outweighs the number of charging points. As proven by the excessive queues over Christmas, this can result in problems for motorists wanting to ensure that their vehicle batteries are adequately charged for journeys,” said Joe Quirke, chairman of group Britpave.

“We believe that best way forward is the provision of concrete e-roads that charge electric vehicles as they pass over them. The long-term strength and performance of concrete makes it the better option for such roads as they do no need regular maintenance and in hot summers – such as the summer that we have just had – do not melt unlike asphalt roads. Road surface melting could dislodge and compromise the embedded coils.”

EV chargepoint management platform Fuuse and innovators in energy and EV charger manufacturing have been granted almost £200,000 to develop an endto-end V2X (vehicle-to-everything) DC microgrid solution for fleets. The project seeks to provide support for the National Grid as EV uptake continues to accelerate putting rising pressures on energy demand.

The project, already underway, explores the efficient distribution of energy between EV batteries and other site components such as buildings, other vehicles, or local generation sources such as solar panels and wind turbines.

Joining Fuuse are TPS (Turbo Power Systems), providing their Velox ultra rapid electric vehicle charging hardware which uniquely can both charge and discharge vehicle batteries to enable V2X. Whilst fleet electrification specialists, Gridicity, join the consortium to provide smart intelligent forecasting of energy demand and supply. Fuuse will collate these insights and determine

where the energy in the EV batteries will be moved from and to.

Powering the testbed on which to prove the capabilities of the new solution, is PNDC (Power Network Distribution Centre) based at the University of Strathclyde.

The grant funding comes as part of the government’s V2X innovation programme, part of a wider Flexible Innovation Programme to deliver a range of smart energy applications.

This phase of the project aims to test the concept in a controlled environment. Future developments will include real world testing with forward thinking fleets.

Launched in 2021, Fuuse is a back-office system for EV chargers, Dr Will Maden, chief operating officer of Fuuse, said: “As momentum for EV uptake accelerates and more pressure mounts on fleets to make the transition, we must focus our efforts on resilience, for not only organisation sites, but the wider Grid. We must enable fleets to transition as responsibly and efficiently as possible.”

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The Energy House 2.0 at the University of Salford

Knocking down barriers to EV transition

The key recommendations are:

• leverage the expanding pre-owned ZEV market

• public charging and fuelling infrastructure

The major barriers to the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) among disadvantaged communities are their high cost and a lack of charging infrastructure, says a new report. Environmental Justice Impacts of Zero Emission Vehicles explores the barriers to an equitable transition to zero-emission vehicles.

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Three ZEV markets – California and Michigan in the USA, and England – were selected for quantitative analysis of disparities in ZEV adoption, and of the major factors driving them in each market. In addition to quantitative analysis, the project team conducted a comprehensive environmental justice stakeholder engagement in the three markets to identify major barriers to adoption of ZEVs within lower-income regions and disadvantaged communities.

The engagement, formed of semistructured interviews and online workshops with 15 environmental justice

experts and engagement with 24 organisations dedicated to environmental justice, identified policies that local jurisdictions and governments could embrace to increase ZEV adoption and operation in disadvantaged communities.

The three major barriers in adoption of ZEVs within lower income regions and disadvantaged communities are: affordability; access to charging infrastructure; and the availability of mobility options.

Sharing infrastructure knowledge

Local authorities can now access reliable, up-to-date information and guidance about electric vehicles and infrastructure to inform chargepoint strategies and support effective deployments.

The National Electric Vehicle Insight and Strategy (NEVIS) service now includes a ‘Knowledge Repository’ to put the right advice and insight into the hands of those responsible for the deployment of EV infrastructure in England.

The online repository, revealed at the second LEVI Roadshow, aims to equip and engage local authorities to deliver EVI through a growing suite of Wikipedia-style searchable articles, images and videos.

The articles are divided into steps so that local authority officers can find information that is specific to them and the stage of the journey they are at. This includes those just starting out or developing their strategy, through to procurement and operations.

Since its launch at Cenex-LCV in September 2022, over 150 English

local authorities have registered for access as part of the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund.

The LEVI Support Body, formed of Cenex, Energy Saving Trust and PA Consulting, provides expert technical and commercial support to enable successful LEVI applications for a share of the £400m capital grant scheme administered by OZEV. The support body offers preapplication support to shape and develop EVI vision, strategy and, ultimately, LEVI Fund proposals through assistance in understanding eligibility and establishing project fit against criteria.

Chloe Hampton, infrastructure strategy consultant at Cenex, said: “Any good EVI strategy, delivery plan or chargepoint operations management is grounded in reliable, up-to-date information.

“The launch of the Knowledge Repository means that local authorities have the highest-quality guidance at their fingertips, with links out to valuable external resources.”

• targeted incentives toward lower income regions

• community-driven decision-making

• support regions’ mobility alternatives

• the role of electrifying medium and heavy-duty trucks

• resilience and ability to manage change

• job transition.

The research was conducted for the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (IZEVA) by consultants ICF and GSMP partners Cenex and Forth Mobility. Cenex led on environmental justice stakeholder engagement in the EU and undertook data analysis to identify impact of policies in the UK.

Beth Morley, mobility and human insights manager, said: “ZEVs have great potential to improve public health, air quality, energy independence, and sustainability. However, challenges do exist with respect to affordability of ZEVs and equitable access to fuelling and charging infrastructure.

“There are some areas of the market not seeing adequate uptake in ZEV awareness or options, and we highly recommended that more be done to further outreach in marginalised communities.”

Research hub tackles decarbonisation

A new UK research hub will develop innovative measures to decarbonise and improve transport.

Decarbonisation minister Jesse Norman has announced applications are open for organisations to host the new hub, with the government pledging £10m in funding for the centre.

The Net Zero Transport for a Resilient Future Research Hub will be a partnership between government departments, industry and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

It is a joint programme between UKRI and the Department for Transport as part of the UKRI ‘Building a green future’ strategic theme. It will focus on climate adaptation and mitigation solutions for the UK transport system across modalities and landscapes.

Currently, transport accounts for 27% of the UK’s emissions and the Net Zero Transport for a Resilient Future Hub will drive decarbonisation solutions, such as greater use of recycled materials and reducing the carbon footprint of repairs and


The hub will also develop and implement innovative ideas to ensure future transport is resilient and meets the challenges of climate adaption, such as changes to weather and water levels. It will focus on the UK’s transport sector’s needs over the next 25 years as the government works to meet its 2050 net zero goals, helping to ensure the sector can build UK skills, jobs and innovation.

Jesse Norman said: “Innovation is key to the growth of the transport sector, and the creation of highskilled jobs and business opportunities across the UK. This new UK research hub will build a centre of excellence for the future development of low-carbon transport.

“By working to develop real-world solutions across a wide range of academic disciplines, such as architecture and design, computing and behavioural sciences, the hub will help support innovation in the UK which could lead to high-skilled jobs across the UK.”

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Improving charging provision is a matter of social justice, says report

Smart thinking

UK government and Ofgem launch Electric Vehicle Smart Vehicle Plan

The Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan published by the UK government and Ofgem sets out steps being taken to maximise the potential of smart charging and make it the preferred method of long duration charging by 2025.

Smart charging harnesses the potential of energy use data and the latest energy innovations to deliver significant benefits for consumers, including allowing motorists to charge electric vehicles when electricity is cheaper or cleaner, allowing consumers to power their home using electricity stored in their electric vehicle, or even sell it back to the grid for profit.

The action plan highlights actions in three key areas to:

• make smart charging the affordable, convenient choice for consumers: increasing consumer confidence in smart charging and providing appropriate protections for a positive experience

• provide the right business landscape for electric vehicle smart charging products: regulations, standards and

innovation for safe goods and services that give consumers choice, and work for the charging market and energy flexibility

• create an energy system ready for electric vehicle smart charging: accessible tariffs and flexibility services that incentivise smart charging, plus energy system data and tools/measures in place to plan, incentivise and manage risks arising from EV flexibility, in the context of wider energy retail, network and market changes.

Electric vehicle consumers are set to benefit from lower energy bills and cheaper motoring thanks to a landmark plan to unlock the potential of smart electric vehicle charging. It is expected high mileage motorists could save up to £1,000 a year through smarter charging.

The government has also announced £16m funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) for technologies that harness the potential of smart charging, including a smart street lamppost which will enable motorists to access smart charging on the move, and

projects that will enable domestic appliances, from heat pumps to electric vehicle chargepoints and batteries, to integrate into a smarter energy system.

The government states that delivering the action plan will help make smart charging the norm at home and work by 2025. It is the ambition that in the late 2020s smart charging will also become more commonplace at long-duration public charging, such as on-street or at transport hubs.

Depending on tariff, mileage, and charging patterns, smarter charging could save an average driver up to £200 a year, and a high mileage driver up to £1,000, by delaying the power demand from electric vehicles at peak periods, such as 4pm to 9pm on winter evenings. By helping to efficiently balance when energy is generated and used on the electricity grid, the technology could contribute to reducing electricity prices for consumers across the network.

New arrangements made by Ofgem to deliver the Market-Wide Half Hourly

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Settlement (MHHS) Programme is designed to facilitate the uptake of smart charging through market incentives, in addition to removing barriers for V2X (vehicle to everything) energy exchanges.

Energy and climate minister Graham Stuart said: “We want to make smart charging an easier choice for drivers of electric vehicles, whether that is charging on the driveway, at the workplace, or parked on the street. To do that we need to build new network infrastructure at pace, using the latest available technologies. This plan sets out how we will work with Ofgem and industry to kickstart the market for smart charging, which we are backing up with £16m in innovation funding. This will let people take control of their energy usage, in the most convenient and low-cost way.”

Ofgem director for strategy and decarbonisation Neil Kenward said: “As energy regulator, we’re helping create the infrastructure to deliver Britain’s net zero future at the lowest cost to customers. This innovative plan will help to maximise the benefits of smart charging, offer vital savings to consumers and reduce the overall cost of energy by seizing the opportunities to use batteries to both power homes and fuel the wider grid.”

The announcements build on the steps taken by the government to enable smart and flexible electric vehicle charging. As of July 2022, all new chargepoints sold for private use now must have smart functionality and the UK is consulting on a new policy and technical framework to unlock the benefits of domestic smart, flexible energy, and enhance its cybersecurity.

Through the plan, the government will improve publicly available information and evidence on smart charging, support the implementation of robust consumer service standards and ensure private chargepoints are secure and compatible with the latest energy innovations.

The government hopes the roll out of intelligent and automated smart charging will deliver a win-win situation for all consumers. It is suggested reduced electricity system costs will lower prices for everyone, motorists will pay less for charging their electric vehicle, and the electricity powering electric vehicles will be cleaner and greener.

The government and Ofgem say they will seek to remove the barriers that currently prevent the full development of a diverse and competitive smart charging market, while making sure the energy system is ready to respond to the upturn in energy demand that electric vehicles will bring. The government has also announced it is looking at how to make data from all public chargepoints openly available so that consumers can easily find chargepoints suitable for their needs.

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Funding for Vehicle to Everything and interoperable management solutions

Delivering the steps set out in the action plan will help make smart charging the norm at home and work by 2025. It is the ambition that in the late 2020s smart charging will also become more commonplace at long-duration public charging, such as on-street or at transport hubs.

The V2X Innovation Programme and IDSR Programme are part of the overarching Flexibility Innovation Programme, which seeks to enable large-scale electricity system flexibility through smart, flexible, secure, and accessible technologies and markets through funding of up to £65m. The programme sits within the £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).

Over £3.2m will be provided to projects through Phase 1 of the £12.6m V2X Innovation Programme to develop prototype hardware, software and business models that harness smart charging technology.

Over £12.8m will be provided to projects to develop and test smart energy solutions that can deliver demand side response (DSR) for consumers, decreasing or increasing energy consumption depending on price, availability or emissions. By giving consumers greater control over their energy use, projects funded through the Interoperable Demand-Side Response (IDSR) Programme will allow them to change their consumption patterns.

The IDSR programme consists of three streams of work, to support the innovation, design, and demonstration of interoperable demand side response systems. Smart meters, technologies, tariffs and services will enable consumers to change their consumption patterns to match times of cheap and abundant low carbon electricity, giving them greater control over their energy use and saving them money by helping to balance the energy system.

V2X funding

Schemes receiving funding through the V2X Innovation Programme for prototype hardware, software and business models include:

• Otaski Energy Solutions (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear): £229,000 to a project led by to develop a smart street lamppost capable of charging electric vehicles and sharing power back to the grid

• V2X-Flex (Reigate, Surrey): £220,000 to a project led by EV Dot Energy to develop prototype software and a new business model which will reduce entry barriers for the domestic use of V2X bi-directional chargers to provide energy flexibility services

• BEVScanV2X (London): £165,000 to a project led by Agile Charging Ltd to develop technology that could overcome battery degradation by creating a cost-effective tool to monitor and advise best approaches to maximise battery life and financial returns from smart charging.

IDSR funding

The Interoperable Demand-Side Response (IDSR) Programme supports technologies that allow consumers to remotely increase or decrease their energy use to take advantage of when energy is cheaper or more renewables are on the grid. Schemes receiving funding include:

• Energy Smart Heat Pump (Chertsey, Surrey): £510,000 to a project by Samsung Electronics UK and their project partners Passiv UK to design and develop a technology solution that is able to provide demand side response (DSR) services via Samsung Heat Pumps, giving greater control of their usage on the basis of cost or carbon savings

• Smart-DSRFlex (Manchester): £1.2m to a project by Landis & Gyr UK to demonstrate how DSR technology can help to manage a renewablesbased electricity grid using the smart meter system

• Open DSR for All (Manchester): £29,000 to a project by Carbon Co-op to explore the benefits and technical barriers to an accessible approach to domestic DSR, potentially enabling more products being able to offer DSR in future. Depending on tariff, mileage, and charging patterns, smarter charging could save an average driver up to £200, and a high mileage driver up to £1000 a year by delaying the power demand from electric vehicles at peak periods, such as 4pm to 9pm on winter evenings. By helping to efficiently balance when energy is generated and used on the electricity grid, the technology could contribute to reducing electricity prices for consumers across the network.

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£81m for self-driving vehicle projects

Edinburgh autonomous bus project and driverless North East HGV scheme among successful projects

Passengers will be boarding the world’s first full-sized, self-driving bus service in Edinburgh from the Spring, after it was awarded a share of £81m in joint UK government and industry support for selfdriving transport technology.

The CAVForth II project is one of seven successful projects from around the UK, and forms the most advanced set of commercial, self-driving passenger and freight operations anywhere in the world.

The grants are part of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Connected and Automated Mobility programme. The scheme’s aim is to help British companies seize early opportunities to develop experimental projects into offerings ready for the market. Some £42m in government funding is being matched by industry. Industry consortia will match the public grant to around £81m and will be expected to demonstrate a sustainable commercial service by 2025.

The joint government and industry funding winners are:

• CAVForth II – Fusion Processing: £10.4m to launch an operational, fullsized, self-driving bus service in Edinburgh with Stagecoach and Alexander Dennis

• V-CAL: North East Automotive Alliance: £8m to roll out self-driving and remotely piloted HGVs between the Vantec and Nissan sites in Sunderland

• Hub2Hu – HVS: £13.2m to develop a new, zero emissions, self-driving HGV with Asda

• Sunderland Advanced Mobility Shuttle – City of Sunderland Council: £6m to build and trial a self-driving shuttle service to the University of Sunderland and the Sunderland Royal Hospital

• Project Harlander – Belfast Harbour: £11m to deploy a self-driving shuttle service around Belfast Harbour

• Multi-Area Connected Automated Mobility – Conigital: £15.2m to establish a remote driving control hub, to oversee self-driving vehicles operating in Solihull

and Coventry, with the NEC and local councils

• Project Cambridge Connector –Greater Cambridge Partnership: £17.4m to trial on-demand, self-driving taxis, to complement existing transport services in parts of Cambridge.

Almost £600,000 has also been awarded for feasibility studies, looking into how self-driving technology could improve public transport in four parts of the UK. These projects will look into potential routes where automated vehicles could operate exclusively from other traffic, to relieve congestion on the A414 through Hertfordshire and Essex, parts of Eastern Cambridge, Birmingham and Solihull, and Milton Keynes.

Driverless parking to be rolled out across Germany

Bosch and APCOA Parking Group are planning to install automated valet parking technology across Germany. Last year the companies received approval for the commercial use of the system in the P6 parking garage at Stuttgart Airport. The partners now plan to expand the infrastructurebased, automated and driverless SAE Level 4 parking system at 15 sites.

Automated valet parking will be available in selected parking garages in cities such as Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. Further car parks in Europe are set to follow. As a first step, Bosch and APCOA will make up to four parking spaces per parking garage ready for automated valet parking.

Automated valet parking involves a driver parking their self-driving capable vehicle in a handover zone near the entrance of a parking garage and using an app to start the automated and driverless parking service. The basis for this is Bosch

stereo cameras which not only identify vacant parking spaces but also monitor the driving aisle and its surroundings, and detect obstacles or people in the aisle.

If an unexpected obstacle is detected, the vehicle brakes and safely comes to a complete stop. Only

once the route is clear does it continue on its way. For this purpose, all the data generated by the cameras is fed into edge computers. Algorithms transmit the driving manouevre to be made and thus enable driverless parking – even when moving between storeys on

narrow ramps.

Bosch anticipates that its modular system will allow the number of parking spaces featuring the infrastructure technology to be quickly expanded to up to 200 parking bays at each of the 15 locations.

Dr Markus Heyn, member of the Bosch board of management and chairman of the mobility solutions business sector, said: “We will expand the number of such parking spaces based on the expected ramp-up of vehicles featuring automated valet parking. Our experience with charge spots for electric vehicles shows us how important it is for infrastructure growth to keep pace with the technology. Together with our partner APCOA, we are now making sure that this will be the case for automated valet parking.”

The master agreement signed by Bosch and APCOA is the first step toward a worldwide market launch. The companies’ goal is to equip several hundred parking garages across the globe with automated valet parking in the years ahead.

Alexander Dennis is providing vehicles for the CAVForth II project in Edinburgh Automated valet parking at Stuttgart Airport

Faraday Institution goes electric

Battery research body asks Compleo to provide chargepoints for its car park

Compleo Charging Solutions UK, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging hardware and software solutions, has installed EV chargers for battery research organisation the Faraday Institution.

Compleo has installed fast-charging, 3 Phase 22kW AC units at the Faraday Institution’s designated parking spaces at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus HQ in Oxfordshire.

The chargers will be for use by staff, its pool car and visitors.

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis and earlystage commercialisation.

Bringing together expertise from universities and industry, the Faraday Institution endeavours to make the UK the go-to place for the research and development of new electrical storage technologies for both the automotive and wider relevant sectors.

Susan Robertson, Faraday Institution’s chief operating officer, said: “The Compleo EV charging software (eOperate) is invaluable to us. It enables our staff,

visitors and pool cars to charge reliably using RFID cards while ensuring that speculative visitors to the site can’t plug in and get free electricity.

“A number of staff already own an electric vehicle and many of our employees have a long commute. Without reliable access to chargepoints when using their EV for work would be inconvenient for some. Providing the new charging infrastructure has been popular with staff, and doing so, has removed a barrier for the uptake of EVs for our employees –

EV chargers for Kings College London

Electric vehicle chargers have been installed across multiple sites owned by Kings College London.

EV charging specialist Mer won the contract to modernise the university college’s network of chargers. This included replacing older charging points with smart chargers, extending provision to new locations, networking all the chargers and providing a back-office system for monitoring and reporting.

Alexandra Hepple, sustainability officer at King’s College London said: “We have our own growing EV fleet and increasingly our contractors also

use electric vehicles, leading to higher demand for charging. Mer has done a fantastic job of creating a charging network that suits our needs today and also enables us to expand in years to come.”

Mer carried out site surveys across the King’s estate to identify utilisation rates of existing chargers. The team pinpointed the optimal locations for additional chargepoints such as the new sports centre at Honour Oak Park in South London. In total Mer installed 15 AC chargepoints across eight sites – a mixture of 7kW and 22kW fast chargers.

important for us as the UK’s independent institute for battery energy storage research.”

Valentin Scheltow, Compleo UK’s chief executive, said: “We’re really proud to have our head office in Oxfordshire and working with other local businesses, especially one as renowned as the Faraday Institution, is a privilege for us at Compleo. Our mission is to help make e-mobility and electric vehicle charging available for everyone when they park at home, work and leisure.”

Ubitricity to expand Liverpool network

Liverpool City Council has appointed Ubitricity to install a network of 300 on-street electric vehicle chargepoints, with the locations chosen by residents and businesses.

The additional chargepoints are set to treble Liverpool City Council’s existing network of 150 charge points to 450. This would make Liverpool the authority with the third largest public charging network in the UK, behind London and Coventry.

The roll-out comes as part of a twopart project, which will see Ubitricity take over the repair of Liverpool’s existing charging infrastructure and then rollout more chargepoints to help enable residents to make the switch to electric vehicles.

The new chargepoints, which are installed directly into existing street lamp columns, charge at a speed of up to 5kW and take just under two hours to install.

The roll-out is planned for key residential and commercial locations, allowing residents to easily charge pure-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the street where they live. Liverpool City Council is looking to address disparity in EV adoption and take a major step

towards achieving its carbon net zero target by 2030. Liverpool’s goal is to make EV charging accessible for everyone, with a particular focus on residents who do not have access to private off-street parking and charging. The roll-out is led by community requests, with the Liverpool City Council receiving more than 10 requests a week for new public chargepoints.

After Liverpool City Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, it unveiled its 2030 Net Zero Liverpool Action Plan which laid out a roadmap to tackle its carbon footprint. One of the key aims of this plan, which also includes developing the city’s cycling and walking infrastructure, was to reduce carbon from transport in Liverpool.

Cllr Dan Barrington, cabinet member for climate change and highways for Liverpool City Council. “ The fact that the roll-out is being led by community requests means the points are going where the demand is needed most which means they’ll be getting maximum usage. Hopefully demand will grow meaning more charging points need to be installed.”

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Compleo Charging Solutions UK chargepoints at the Faraday Institution Mer charger at Kings College London

McArthurGlen works with RAW Charging

EV charging hub at East Midlands Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen has expanded its EV charging portfolio by installing charging points at its East Midlands Designer Outlet. The designer outlet group has partnered with RAW Charging to install accessible and reliable charging infrastructure at the shopping destination.

EV drivers can now opt to charge their vehicles whilst shopping and enjoying a day out at the outlet, which has 65 designer stores and various eateries.

Located just one minute off the M1, near the intersection of the A38 motorway, local drivers are being encouraged to make the outlet their go-to charging destination whilst away from home.

Nine dual fast chargers have been installed which will allow 18 vehicles to charge simultaneously. The East Midlands Designer Outlet is the first commercial site in the UK to have CP6000 units installed. The new charging points will help meet the growing demand among EV drivers for destination charging – with an estimated 45% of motorists relying on charging facilities away from home.

RAW Charging has installed four socketed AC units and five cable-attached AC units to cater for all EV types. Drivers

are given the option to pay to charge through a mobile app, via a contactless credit or debit card or by an RFID card. The McArthurGlen Group currently operates seven designer outlets across the UK. Last year RAW Charging agreed a partnership with the group to provide EV charging infrastructure across its portfolio to promote sustainable travel to their outlets. Through the partnership, RAW Charging fund, install and maintain operations of all electric charging points to offer McArthurGlen a long-term

revenue stream and cater to the charging needs of visitors to its designer outlets. Paul Sutton, centre manager at East Midlands Designer Outlet, said: “As part of our on-going modernisation works, we are delighted to announce the installation of RAW Charging electric vehicle facilities at the centre. The addition of this charging infrastructure sees East Midlands Designer Outlet become one of the largest EV charging hubs in the area, and the largest charging hub in the McArthurGlen’s UK portfolio.”

Liberty Charge expands top team

Chargepoint operator Liberty Charge has made three director level appointments. Matt Croucher joins in the newly created role of EV services director, Amanda Pun in another new role as legal director, and Perran Moon as chief marketing officer.

Chargers at Pease Pottage

Electrifying the London to Brighton run

Gridserve says it has electrified the route from London to Brighton with a new Electric Super Hub. The route will now be easier EV drivers looking to visit seaside destinations such as Brighton, Bognor Regis, Worthing and Newhaven this summer.

Located at the Pease Pottage Moto services on the M23, the hub features six 350kW-capable High Power charging units that can add 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes. The site can accommodate six more in the future.

Pease Pottage is Gridserve’s 13th Electric Super Hub and second this year, following the opening of Solstice Park, near Stonehenge.

The Electric Super Hub features both CCS connectors and CHAdeMO connectors (which cannot dual charge). There are also two Medium Power Gridserve chargers up to 60kW with four connectors (three CCS and one CHAdeMO) and one AC Gridserve charger up to 22kW.

Pease Pottage offers contactless payment.

Croucher brings extensive experience in planning, including as the zero-emission mobility lead at WSP. His experience in the EV sector stretches back to the industry’s early years in 2009, across a range of projects within the public and private sectors. Croucher said: “My primary focus is to grow the number of chargepoints through collaborating with local authorities, working closely with all stakeholders to understand their needs and the best solutions.”

Amanda Pun has experience in the telecommunications industry. She said: “It’s an exciting time for the industry as it accelerates at pace to keep up with growing EV ownership. From a legal perspective, this provides a great opportunity to start from the ground up. It means collaborating closely with councils and industry to establish required outcomes, and doing so in the

simplest ways possible.”

With more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Perran Moon said: “Clear communication, in addition to an offering that removes all hassle associated with the funding, logistics and maintenance of EV chargepoints, will be vital in supporting local authorities to provide infrastructure that works for residents and local authorities, and not against them.”

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RAW Charging works in partnership with ChargePoint Matt Croucher, Perran Moon and Amanda Pun

Mercedes sets out a global vision

Mercedes-Benz plans to launch a network of high-power EV chargers across North America, Europe, China and other key markets. It will begin to be built this year in the US and Canada, followed by other regions around the globe.

The German car maker’s aim is to have the full network in place before the end of the decade, when Mercedes-Benz intends to go all-electric wherever market conditions allow.

The Mercedes-Benz charging hubs will be located in key cities and urban population centres, close to major arteries, convenient retail and service destinations, including participating Mercedes-Benz dealership sites.

The company believes this strategic move will significantly enhance the usability and convenience of its new generation of electric vehicles, differentiate the Mercedes-Benz ownership experience and accelerate the EV transformation.

The charging network will focus first and foremost on Mercedes-Benz customers, who will enjoy preferential access via a reservation function and other benefits. However, it will also be open to drivers of all other brands with compatible technology. The initiative, alongside ongoing support for shared networks such as IONITY, also aims to drive global adoption of electric mobility.

At the CES 2023 show in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz announced that the roll-

out of its high-power charging network will start this year in North America. The collaboration partners here include MN8 Energy, one of the largest solar energy and battery storage owners and operators in the US, and ChargePoint, an EV charging network technology company. By 2027, a network totalling more than 400 hubs across North America with more than 2,500 high-power chargers is planned to offer a premium, sustainable and reliable charging experience.

Ola Källenius, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-Benz Group, said: “Mercedes-Benz already offers what we believe to be the finest EVs in the market. But to accelerate the electric transformation, we need to ensure that the charging experience keeps pace as well. Our customers deserve a compelling charging experience that makes electric vehicle ownership and long-distance travel effortless.

“We won’t take a wait-and-see approach for this to be built. That’s why we are launching a global high-end charging network. It’s designed to become another differentiator of Mercedes-Benz ownership for our customers and an asset with value creation potential for our company. We are excited to start right here in North America with strong and experienced partners like MN8 Energy and ChargePoint.”

For those travelling long distances, Mercedes-Benz Electric Intelligence navigation makes life easy by automatically optimising route planning, incorporating the best charging points and reserving spaces in advance. The

system knows the capacity utilisation at the respective locations and ensures customers can gain immediate access to the reserved charging point at the required time. Mercedes-Benz is promising an easy and convenient “Plug & Charge” function.

The charging station communicates directly with the vehicle via the charging cable. Manual authentication via card, app or head unit will not be required but possible. Mercedes-Benz customers can use this function via a Mercedes me connect service called Mercedes me Charge. All other customers will have straightforward access to a wide array of payment functions.

Depending on region and location, the hubs will offer four to 12, and ultimately as many as 30, high-power chargers (HPC) with up to 350 kW of charging power. Intelligent charge-load management will allow each vehicle to charge at its maximum capacity keeping waiting times to an absolute minimum. The optimised station layout will ensure plenty of space around the vehicle as well as unhindered charging from either side. Where feasible, charging points will be covered for protection from the weather.

The locations and surroundings of the Mercedes-Benz charging hubs will be carefully selected with wider customer needs in mind. The best possible charging experience will therefore come with food outlets and restrooms situated nearby. Facilities will also be equipped with surveillance cameras and other measures to provide a safe and secure charging environment.

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German car maker to create charging network The Mercedes-Benz charging hub concept

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Creating connected spaces

Wednesday 17 May 2023 l 15 Hatfields, London SE1

Mobility hubs are spaces where public, shared and active travel modes are co-located alongside improvements to the public realm. They enable travellers to make smooth and safe transfers between different modes, swapping private cars for shared vehicles, bikes, buses, trains, scooters or walking.

When reimagined as mobility hubs, car parks and park & ride sites are no longer just somewhere to store vehicles. Instead they become genuine interchanges. Meanwhile, the provision electric vehicle (EV) charging points at mobility hubs supports the transition to zeroemission vehicles.

The emergence of service hubs is also seeing car parks being transformed into logistics bases for last-mile delivery services, click & collect locations and homes to dark kitchens and dark stores.

The second annual Mobility Hubs conference sees speakers and expert panels explore the design, implementation and operation of mobility, EV and service hubs. The day will draw on real world experience and showcase best practice from around the UK and internationally.

Key themes

The Mobility Hubs 2023 conference will address themes such as:

l Planning mobility hubs

l Developing service hubs

l Mobility hub design

l Making space for hubs in car parks

l Rethinking park & ride schemes

l Creating kerbside hubs

l Connecting with public transport

l Providing EV charging

l Hosting shared transport services

l Linking into active travel schemes

l Hub operation

l Hosting click & collect services

l Last-mile delivery schemes

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The programme

If you are interested in speaking or taking part in a panel contact Mark Moran at: mark.moran@landor.co.uk

Who will be attending

l Car park operators

l Local authorities

l Property companies

l Car club operators

l Micro-mobility specialists

l Logistics companies

l EV charging providers

l Consultants

l Architects

l Facility managers

l Public transport operators

l Retailers

l Construction and refurbishment contractors

l App developers

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