||The Plug-in Vehicle Economics and Infrastructure Project is a core element of Electrification of Transport within Test Bed UK. The ETI will utilise the outputs of the project to support, inform and facilitate effective long-term benefits from the investments being made around the UK. The two primary objectives are:
The Electricity Distribution and Intelligent Infrastructure project (TR1002) is comprised of six Work Packages. This report is a deliverable of Work Package 2.2 (Recharging Network Requirements).
- Evaluate the potential role and economics of plug-in vehicles in the low carbon transport system: generate a quantified understanding of the market potential, cost models and carbon benefits case under defined scenarios of infrastructure investments, government intervention packages and finance model options across a number of key plug-in vehicle type/size/capability points; and
- Develop the technology tool-kit for delivering an intelligent infrastructure: create a verified open interoperability architecture and generate information to aid infrastructure planning (e.g. to indicate how many recharging points are needed and where they should be located, what mix of power levels are required, how the impact of plug-in vehicle recharging on the electricity distribution network should be managed, how the overall system can be simplified for consumers, etc).
This report provides cost projections to 2050 for different types of plug-in vehicle recharging point. It is based on the technologies and options presented in the Charging Network Requirements Report, and should be read in conjunction with that report. The cost projections are summarized in the Executive Summary on pages 1 and 2. Cost projections are given for:
- wall box (e.g. for domestic or workplace locations);
- public charge post (e.g. for use on street);
- DC charger (for very high power transfer); and
- inductive charger (to avoid physical connections).