ELECTRICITY network operator SP Energy Networks will speed up plans for the roll-out of electric vehicles across the country by developing an innovative tool to analyse the infrastructure and uptake of electric vehicles, so that every home that wants to will be able to charge an EV. SP Energy Networks has partnered with analytics consultancy Field Dynamics to develop the EV Up tool, which will allow the network operator to better understand where demand for electric vehicles will come from so that it can plan investment in infra-structure. The tool will be initially used in Central and Southern Scotland, along with Merseyside and Cheshire, before being used across the rest of the UK. By accurately modelling the infrastructure required to be able to park and charge a vehicle at every residential address in the country, the electric vehicle scenario planning tool will help get preparations under way for communities across the UK to meet government targets for a low-carbon society.
The National 25th June 2019 read more »