Smart Electric Vehicle Charging: What Do Drivers and Businesses Find Acceptable?

The increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the United Kingdom necessitates consideration of their effect on the electricity network. On behalf of Citizens Advice, TRL investigated the acceptability to drivers of various smart options for EV charging: static and dynamic time-of-use energy tariffs, third-party charge management schemes, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services, smart charging technologies, and mandatory managed charging. Seventy-five drivers of either EVs or internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, from England, Wales, and Scotland, participated in a series of workshops. They were given information about the various smart charging options and were invited to envisage how the methods might affect their households. Interviews were also conducted with 18 representatives of small businesses using either EVs or ICE vehicles, to explore the options’ potential impacts on their businesses. Views on each smart charging option were mixed, but all participants felt that at least one of the options could suit their household.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 109p

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  • Accession Number: 01714281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781912433889
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PPR903
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2019 9:35AM