Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution and Southern Electric Power Distribution
Project Manager – Kate L Jones
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Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Transition to low carbon future, ED - New technologies and commercial evolution and ED - Customer and stakeholder focus
Disabled motorists are often overlooked with regards to EV charging. There is a need to investigate and understand the enablers for both public and domestic charging solutions, not just for drivers with a disability but also for a wider range of potentially vulnerable customers such as elderly people or those with chronic illnesses.
1 Identify the enablers and barriers for EV adoption for drivers with disabilities, along with recommending traditional and innovation solutions for making EV and EV infrastructure more accessible.
2 Trial the use of wireless EV charging solutions to consider contactless charging for disabled and otherwise vulnerable customers.
3 Investigate V2G technology for offering at-home resilience for vulnerable customers.
4 Explore how the services that DNOs offer need to adapt to support vulnerable customers adopting EVs.
5 Explore how best to data share between DNOs, OEMS and organisations like mobility to facilitate vulnerable customer’s needs.
6 Develop a cost benefit analysis to understand the viability of wider roll out and adoption of innovative solutions.