40% of the UK population live in urban environments without access to off-street parking, so cannot install home Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers. If these people cannot access on-street charging infrastructure, we will not hit national targets for EV uptake and electrification of transport. Charging infrastructure suffers from a chicken-and-egg problem: people won't buy EVs if they cannot see that infrastructure is available, and local authorities won't install infrastructure if they cannot see demand for EVs. Business models also need to be established to make the necessary investments run effectively. V2Street explores routes to break this deadlock by developing a novel consumer value proposition that uses flexibility in V2G-enabled charging to provide support services to the energy system. The project will explore the use of lamppost chargers as a way to unlock the services. It will seek to create viable business models to make the services attractive to a variety of user groups.
Focus: Technical, Commercial & Social
Segment: Individual & Commercial
Charging location: Public
Tech: Based on AC charging
Charger Type: AC