Local Authorities in England can now access reliable, up-to-date information about Electric Vehicles (EVs) and EV Infrastructure (EVI) to inform and build an effective chargepoint deployment strategy.
The National Electric Vehicle Insight and Strategy (NEVIS) service, developed by independent, low emission transport experts Cenex, provides essential quantitative information including projected EV uptake, future demand for EVI, and revenue and emission impacts.
In addition, the service comprises a growing Knowledge Repository of useful reports and guidance, Procurement Advice, and a Networking platform to share experiences and tips.
So far over 75 LAs have registered for the toolkit since its launch at Cenex-LCV in September, with English LAs granted free access as part of the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund.
The LEVI Support Body, formed of Cenex, Energy Saving Trust and PA Consulting, provides expert technical and commercial support to enable successful LEVI applications for a share of the £400m capital grant scheme administered by OZEV.
It offers pre-application support to shape and develop EVI vision, strategy and, ultimately, LEVI Fund proposals through assistance in understanding eligibility and establishing project fit against criteria.
Chris Rimmer, Infrastructure Strategy Lead at Cenex, said: “Any good strategy is grounded in reliable and accurate information, and the NEVIS service means all Local Authorities can now access and use the relevant data to build a robust EVI Strategy.
“It shows LAs the status of the vehicle parc, emissions, EV uptake and chargepoints in their area, and a range of projections for future EV uptake so that they can stay ahead of the curve and ensure there is enough public EVI to meet future demand.
“A comprehensive strategy is essential for a high-quality LEVI Fund application, which will deliver on the sustainability targets set out by Government and support the transition to low emission transport”.
Registration is free for English LAs at nevis.cenex.co.uk – non-English LAs and non-LAs can contact Cenex to find out how to access it.