Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Bill
The Autonomous and Electric Vehicles bill has passed into UK Law as of the 19th of July 2018.
The bill will aim to ensure that infrastructure for electric vehicles will be more accessible and widespread in deployment in the UK.
A major highlight from the bill is that all chargepoints will be mandated to be smart. This ensures that the chargepoints are capable of interacting with our electricity network, thus alleviate any potential grid constraints as a result of wide spread EV uptake.
Road to Zero
The UK Government's Industrial strategy has been released. This outlines the plans for the next steps required for the electrification of transport in the UK
The UKEVSE provided input into the formation of the strategy, highlighting the requirement for greater importance be placed on providing the infrastructure for electric vehicles.
The Road to Zero Strategy Document can be found here.
Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce
As part of the Road to Zero Strategy the UK Government has also put together the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce. This group brings together the automotive and energy sector, the aim of which is to plan for a future electric vehicle uptake and ensure the energy system can meet future demand in an efficient and sustainable way.
UK EVSE will be in attendance to provide represenation for our members.
BSi Smart Applicances
The British Standards Institute have called for input into the following question:
"What does a smart applicance look like from a standards perspective"
The series of workshops will aim to map the standards required for smart electric vehicle charging and smart appliances.
Sadiq Khan has launched an EV taskforce with the aim of expanding the electric vehicle infrastrucutre in London.
The taskforce will be headed up by Xero Carbon Futures with support from Transport for London.
The UKEVSE will attend the workshop to provide input representative of our members.
UK EVSE launches its first comprehensive Charge Point Procurement Guidance
Click here to find out more, register and download the guide.
UK EVSE Executive Committee Meeting (19th).
UK EVSE Technical Working Group Meeting (17th).
UK EVSE provided input to the Call for Evidence requested by the Office for Low Emission Vehicle.
UK EVSE presentation to the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Working Group Meeting of ITS UK. Click here to download.
UK EVSE Executive Committee Meeting (8th).
UK EVSE was formally launched on 4th September at LCV2013 (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk), the UK's largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community. The Rt. Hon. Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Regional and Local Transport) from the Department for Transport, attended the launch as a guest of honour.
On the 5th September UK EVSE hosted a seminar session at LCV2013 on e-mobility. The session was chaired by Robert Evans, Chair of UK EVSE and Alexandra Prescott from Charge Your Car presented on the development of Business Software Services to support E-mobility.
For information on the session visit www.cenex-lcv.co.uk/seminar-programme-day-2.asp.