- The ETI invested £5 million in the two and half year project, delivered for the ETI by a team led by TRL
- The project aimed to understand the required changes to market structures and energy supply systems in order to encourage wider adoption of plug-in vehicles and their integration into the energy system
- The project also aimed to analyse the technical implications of any changes and how people might respond to them
This project aimed to understand the required changes to existing infrastructure, as well as consumer response to a wider introduction of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in the UK. The project was delivered for the ETI by a team led by independent transport specialists, TRL, supported by Element Energy, Baringa Partners and Cenex. Other team members included EDF Energy, Route Monkey, EV Connect, Shell and The Behavioural Insights Team.
The two and a half year project was carried out in two stages. The first stage focused on detailed analysis and design of market, policy and regulatory frameworks, business models and customer offerings, electricity and liquid fuel infrastructure and technologies throughout the energy system as well as at charging and refuelling points and on-vehicle. This was supported by insights from consumers and fleets into use of plug-in vehicles.
The second stage, which commenced in the autumn of 2016, delivered a trial involving approximately 250 mass-market users to validate the impact of solutions identified in stage one and understand consumer and fleet responses to the vehicles and to managed charging schemes.
Details on the outputs from the first stage of the project can be found on the CVEI project page of the TRL website -
Presentation to the Low CVP Conference: provides more information on the background, scope and methods, and on the unique value of this project
Summary leaflet: provides a single-sheet overview of the project and of the interim findings from Stage 1