The UK Government has committed to phasing out the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. This shift towards zero-emission vehicles will improve the quality of our environment and save money for motorists, but it also presents society with a once-in-a-generation challenge. We need to ensure that there is an adequate and growing network of recharging and refuelling infrastructure in order to meet our future mobility needs. This requires infrastructure providers to plan for the future – something that has arguably never been more difficult.

Cenex supports public and private sector organisations to help them understand the current and future infrastructure requirements for electric and hydrogen vehicles. Our approach can be tailored to sites of any scale, using any combination of open and private data sources to generate investment-grade outputs. By developing bespoke scenarios, our support can determine:

  • Zero-emission vehicle adoption, over any timescale
  • Amount of infrastructure required to recharge or refuel these vehicles
  • Capital costs, operating costs, revenue and profit of any installed infrastructure
  • Opportunities to deploy innovative technologies, including vehicle-to-grid, wireless charging, battery storage and renewable generation
  • Reduction in harmful emissions, including CO2e, NOx, and PMx

Our recommendations are based on a thorough and up-to-date understanding of present and future technologies, drawing on our role within the UK EVSE Association and years of experience of working in and around the zero-emission transport sector.

Innovate UK – Car Park Study

As EV uptake increases, the key issue becomes ‘where to charge?’. This report looks at the opportunity for EV charging in public car parks and considers the key technologies and costs, supporting car park operators in understanding the business case for their own organisations. The full report is available here.