This workshop looks at the growth of electric vehicles in recent years, the opportunities and challenges that EV technology could bring to communities, and how EVs can fit into wider smart energy projects.
The format is a mix of short presentations and interactive exercises designed to stimulate discussion, as well as the opportunity to engage with invited speakers from community groups sharing their own experiences with EV projects.
What is driving the uptake of low carbon transport?
A brief look at emissions from road transport, and the targets and policies adopted by government to encourage decarbonisation of the road transport system.
What are the opportunities and challenges of switching to EVs?
A look at the pros and cons of EV adoption for individuals, communities and the environment.
EV Charging Projects:
A case study approach which looks at the key issues involved in setting up an EV charging project, including consideration of how such a project could generate income. An opportunity to hear from, ask questions of, and learn from community groups who have set up their own EV projects.
How can we enable EVs in the community?
What are the barriers to EV ownership and how can we overcome them? Includes an opportunity to hear from, ask questions of, and learn from a community group with experience of community EVs.
How do EVs fit into wider smart energy projects?
What are the smart grid opportunities arising from the growth of EVs? What are the remaining difficulties?
Interested in finding out more about the programme?
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Funding & Financing