Cenex has an established track record for undertaking research activities aimed at demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of deploying electric vehicles within fleet operations and providing practical guidance for fleet managers looking to introduce them.
We apply our analysis expertise in a number of electric vehicle and infrastructure projects, please view our current projects and case studies below:
This is a pan European, Climate KIC funded Pathfinder Project which investigates the potential for electric vehicles to be used to tackle transport poverty and reduce private transport emissions in outer city communities.
This was a 2 year project funded by Innovate UK, which aims to enable mass market electric vehicle technology by reducing the mass of lithium-ion battery packs. The project is led by The Manufacturing Technology Centre and the consortium was formed of Unipart Manufacturing Electrovava, RDVS, CRR, Loughborough University, Cenex and Bluebird Innovation Group.
The project created a light weight low cost battery pack, designed specifically for volume manufacturing. A whole life planning approach was adopted so that waste reduction could be achieved by designing the battery pack for disassembly manufacturing.
Electrification of Transport
Cenex and Arup were commissioned by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR, now Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the scope for the transport sector to switch to vehicles powered through electricity from the grid in the period until 2030.
Plugged in Fleets
This is a collaboration between Cenex, The Climate Group and the Energy Saving Trust, the Plugged-In Fleets report demonstrates the economic and environmental benefits of employing electric vehicles in fleet operations and provides practical guidance for fleet managers looking to introduce them, including:
- The complete range of financial and operational incentives for fleet EV uptake
- The ‘sweet spots’ that help EVs bring commercial advantage
- The steps needed to assess the EV business case, company to company