||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 is the executive summary for Work Package 2.4, Intelligent Architecture.
- 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 work package identified six principal actors:
- Government & Regulation
- Electric Vehicle Charging Services
- Vehicle and Infrastructure Providers
- Other Service Providers
- Electricity Supply Chain
- Electric Vehicles and Owners / Users
- From the information flow and motivations between these actor, an an open architecture solution is proposed.
- Implementation could be
- Strategic, ie planned for long term results on a large scale, or
- Organic ie piecemeal, adapting to immediate local needs.
- Standards will be needed to allow interconnectivity of devices and data flow.
- Recommended next steps include
- Publication and wide dissemination of the proposed system architecture.
- Ongoing engagement of a broad range of stakeholders
- Investment in a demonstration project
- Engagement of key stakeholders in the Government and regulatory space