Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number NIA_SSEN_0049
Title Equal Electric Vehicles
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Demographics) 25%;
Energy Efficiency(Transport) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 October 2020
End Date 01 April 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £345,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
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Objectives The method will follow the stages outlined below and at the end of each stage a decision will be made based on costs, funding availability and viability of technology whether to continue with the project. Stage 1 – Feasibility Study The project will investigate and understand the enablers and barriers for drivers with disabilities and those that are vulnerable adopting EVs. A focus group of industry experts will be set up to understand the challenges faced. Regional data from our PSR will be used to understand the most affected areas in SSENs region and a report will be produced to highlight the challenges, outline the charging behaviours and produce recommendations for traditional and innovative solutions to resolve these. There will be no personal data used, stored or shared. Stage 2 – Solution Development The outputs from stage 1 will inform this stage but this stage will include: developing and testing a wireless charging solution. Understanding changes to or new services and support required for those that may become vulnerable when reliant on electricity for transport. Including if there is opportunities to share data between DNOs, OEMs and third parties including disabled groups which may enhance any support or services. This will specifically include investigating the potential for a V2G resilience package, and will understand the systems interactions between OEMs and DNOs to facilitate resilience in the face of network outages. Stage 3 – Cost Benefit Analysis Stage 1 and 2 will provide an overview of the challenges and the options for potential solutions, this stage will produce a cost benefit analysis to indicate investment necessary for the wider roll out for each solution. Stage 4 – Closure Over the duration of the project learning and knowledge will be shared via social media and other appropriate means. Finally, on conclusion of the project dissemination events for local and national stakeholders, as well as network licensees will be held. The scope of the project is to carry out an initial desktop study of the enablers and barriers for disabled motorists as well as differences in charging behaviour. The project will recommend and develop an innovative solution to overcome challenges including trialling wireless charging technology. This project will also investigate the changes and new support and services to be offered to vulnerable customers by DNO. 1 Identify the enablers and barriers for EV adoption for drivers with disabilities, along with recommending traditional and innovation solutions for making EV and EV infrastructure more accessible.2 Trial the use of wireless EV charging solutions to consider contactless charging for disabled and otherwise vulnerable customers. 3 Investigate V2G technology for offering at-home resilience for vulnerable customers.4 Explore how the services that DNOs offer need to adapt to support vulnerable customers adopting EVs.5 Explore how best to data share between DNOs, OEMS and organisations like mobility to facilitate vulnerable customers needs.6 Develop a cost benefit analysis to understand the viability of wider roll out and adoption of innovative solutions.
Abstract Disabled motorists are often overlooked with regards to EV charging. There is a need to investigate and understand the enablers for both public and domestic charging solutions, not just for drivers with a disability but also for a wider range of potentially vulnerable customers such as elderly people or those with chronic illnesses.
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Added to Database 02/11/22