Plug-in vehicle and chargepoint projects

We take a lead role in projects and research which aim to enhance the adoption of plug-in vehicles and improve chargepoint infrastructure across the UK and internationally.

Here are some of our current projects:

Ultra low emission taxi feasibility studies

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has announced a £20 million fund for local authorities to boost the rollout of ultra low emission taxis across the country. The scheme aims to support authorities with the upfront cost of purpose-built low emission taxis and charging infrastructure.

With experience in a similar project funded by the Transport for London, we will be conducting taxi feasibility studies on behalf of local authorities. Each study will review the taxi and private hire vehicle usage within local areas, and consider network installation, operation and electricity supply issues. The study will provide authorities with an action plan outlining the infrastructure and vehicle support required to move to ultra-low emission taxis and private hire vehicles.

Funding for vehicles and infrastructure will be based on feasibility study recommendations. We will identify critical success factors for participating authorities, helping to enhance the impact of funding which is awarded.

The 8 cities who have been shortlisted to receive a feasibility study from EST have been announced and EST is looking forward to working with them. Local authorities who are not shortlisted will be able to submit bids for a share of the £20 million fund but will have to cover the cost of a feasibility study.

Further guidance is available from Gov.uk

I-CVUE

I-CVUE (Incentives for Cleaner Vehicles in Urban Europe) aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in large fleets in urban environments across Europe.

We are taking the lead role in mentoring pan-European fleet operators, offering them free EV usage analysis and project management support. A framework will be created allowing authorities to set up tailored EV incentive programs according to the specific local socio-economic conditions.

Get more information about free EV fleet mentoring from I-CVUE.