||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 ETI Plug-in Vehicle Economics and Infrastructure Project consists of five stages:
- 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 Request for Proposalis for Contract 2 of Stage 1 ie the Electricity Distribution and Intelligent Infrastructure Contract.
- Stage 1: Concept Design (definition of hypotheses, model development and experimental design)
- Stage 2: Detail Design (planning the implementation of an environment to test the models developed in Stage 1)
- Stage 3: Construction (implementation and pre-commissioning testing environment)
- Stage 4: Operation (data-gathering, analysis and hypothesis/model testing)
- Stage 5: Exploitation (evaluation, communication, standardisation, etc)