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Electrification of fleets: depot-based

Background & Challenge

There are an increasing number of depot-based fleets interested in adopting electric vehicles. There are significant challenges in terms of the electrification of depot-based fleets, particularly in terms of connection to the electricity grid, charging times and requirements and resultant changes in working practices. A number of bus and freight fleets have navigated these challenges successfully.

(Note: This project is run in conjunction with LowCVP's BWG and CVWG projects on depot-based fleet electrification.)

Objectives

  • To identify the main challenges in the electrification of depot-based fleets
  • To provide information and guidance to operators about overcoming the challenges


Actions & Outputs

  • Preparation of a barriers & opportunities paper, including an additional set of case studies (to LowCVP’s 2019-20 Electrification of Fleets project)
  • Six regional workshops will be held to disseminate findings
  • Outputs will also be communicated through LowCVP and other channels including partner organisations: EST, EnergyUK & NFDA

Timeline

April 2020 – December 2020


A member view...

The acceptance of so many significant changes in technology have mainly been driven and brought about by the dedication of the LowCVP.
Alan Martin, Baumot