The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) will invest up to £5 million in a two-year project led by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) aiming to encourage uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).
The Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project will investigate the changes to market structures and energy supply systems required to encourage wider adoption of plug-in vehicles and their integration into the energy system. TRL will be supported by Element Energy, Baringa and Cenex. Other members of the team will include EDF Energy, Route Monkey, EV Connect and the University of Aberdeen.
The project will also seek to understand consumer responses to a wider introduction of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in the UK. It will be carried out in two stages, the first of which will focus 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 refueling points and on-vehicle.
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