UK GOV: Lessons Learnt from the Plugged-in Places Projects

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This document distils lessons from the Plugged in Places schemes, drafted in consultation with those who delivered the schemes. It is intended to be useful to any organisation considering installing a plug-inWhy UltraLow Emission Car? #ev. Read more ... »
vehicleElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... » chargingNew UK Study Reiterates: Electric Cars Are Greener. Read more ... » infrastructureMost Welcome News for EV Drivers: @Ecotricity expands rapid charger network. Read more ... » schemePark for free and use the bus lane - if you drive an electric car. Read more ... ». Each section can be read either alone or as part of the whole.

 

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2Source London delivers 1300 Electric Car charging installations to date. Read more ... ». The eight Plugged in Places (PIPs) projects, located across the UKMost Welcome News for EV Drivers: @Ecotricity expands rapid charger network. Read more ... », began
three years ago and are currently in their final year. The projects were designed
to take different approaches to setting up plug-in vehicle1
charging schemes,
aided by match fundingNice one: 15 year leases granted for electric charging points. Read more ... » from the Office for Low Emission VehiclesFinally upgrade for Essex: Electric car charge points to be set up in Chelmsford and Braintree. Read more ... » (OLEVMore rapid chargers coming to Northumberland. Read more ... »). This
was intended to explore the effectiveness of different strategies, locations and
chargepoint types.
3Electric vans could save London businesses millions a year. Read more ... ». There are a rangeElectric vehicles: it’s time for businesses to wake up to the benefits. Read more ... » of requirementsConsultation Update : Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London. Read more ... » that need to be considered when setting up a
plug-in vehicle charging scheme. From PIP2/2: Driving the Future Today A strategy for ultra low emission vehicles in the UK. Read more ... » project experienceGreat! : First electric car charging points in Plymouth now live . Read more ... », the following
requirements are considered fundamental to the successful operation of a
scheme.
 Set a clear strategy – understand why the plug-in vehicle charging scheme
is being put in. Determine how and why the scheme will deliver the desired
benefits and whether the investment is worthwhile.
 Plan how to meet funding requirements – understand whether any
funding requirements necessitate certain technologyBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... », design choices and
priorities.
 Consider the userGreat! : First electric car charging points in Plymouth now live . Read more ... » experience – understand user/ customer requirements,
including how they accessJapanese carmakers unite for universal EV charging network. Read more ... » chargepoints and other servicesSiemens delivers EV infrastructure packages in South Tyneside and Dorset. Read more ... » they receive.
Consider what is needed to communicate with potential customers.
 Locations for chargepoints – decide on priority locationAs #evmeerkat gets limited ITV News' airtime: A few thoughts about "2/3 charging points in London are not being used" #news #Ev #ElectricCar #pollution. Read more ... » types and
principles e.g. in publicly accessible areas, at workplaces or in households
and develop an iterative process for location selection.
 Set up or join a back office to support the scheme – this may include
access or payment mechanisms and chargepoint data provision.
 Establish a clear installationNice one: 15 year leases granted for electric charging points. Read more ... » process – agree a co-ordinated project
management approach with clear roles and responsibilities.

Compliance with standards – ensure that all charging infrastructure
complies with relevant standards e.g. UK wiring and building regulations and
the IET code of practice2

 Determine how operations and maintenanceNice one: 15 year leases granted for electric charging points. Read more ... » costsNTU ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. Read more ... » will be funded –
understand and plan for ongoing costs like electricityBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... », maintenance support
and back office support .
 Agree ownershipMy Electric Avenue report stresses collaboration. Read more ... » and governance – determine who owns the
chargepoints and whether operations will be outsourced
41/2: Ultra low emission motoring in the UK information including the government’s long-term commitment to this issue. Read more ... ». To help achieve the above requirements, there are four areas which form the
framework of this document:
 Strategy
 Delivery
 Technology
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5Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK. Read more ... ». Ensuring that the plug-in vehicle charging strategy is clear, concise and linked
to wider policyElectric car charging points to be installed by East Riding Council. Read more ... » and strategies where necessary is essential to defining the
reasons the charging project is being undertaken. The strategy should be
flexible to marketBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... » changes but maintain the focus for the scheme.
6The Future is bright & Electric: Govt to fund UK rapid charging network. Read more ... ». Robust project processes to ensure successful project delivery are essential to
any project. Key areas to focus on when setting up a plug-in vehicle charging
scheme are the design, planning and co-ordination activities to ensure the
chargepoint installations take place effectively.
7UK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... ». The key technological considerations include determining whether the project
creates its own back office, how the scheme will meet UK standards and
regulations, is interoperable with other schemes and how emerging
technologiesVW Push For Electric Vehicles Gains Further Momentum. Read more ... » are taken into account. Being clear on these aspects at the start of
the project, within the project strategy, will minimise the risk of technological
issues and will help to create a compelling offerRolec and Charge Your Car launch home and public charging package. Read more ... » to the customer.
8Ultra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... ». Finally, to keep abreast of market developments, consider which external links
are required including researchResearch reveals predicted electric car boom at UK hot spot cities. Read more ... » and developmentElectric car tech update: BMW working on wireless charging. Read more ... » studies, market research and
industry connections. These links should help to inform the strategy so that it
remains valid.
9Clarified: Nissan's "ICE Loan" Scheme for Leaf #ev #ElectricCar owners - Finance/Lease agreements NOT eligible - :(. Read more ... ». Whatever scale and type of plug-in vehicle scheme an organisation is looking to
create, this document is aimed at helping to inform key decisions. The
document is divided into sections designed to offer stand alone or
comprehensive guidance depending on readers’ priorities, although not
intended to form a complete ‘how to’ guide. References have been included
providing more detailed guidance at the end of each section.
10Small Hurdles to Jump to get your alternative ride under Nissan Leaf's "Free ICE Car Loan" #ev. Read more ... ». The PIPs and OLEV are keen to continue sharing knowledge and learning.
Contact details for the PIPs and OLEV are included in the External Links
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