The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce (EVET) has made 21 key proposals to government and industry – following an unprecedented collaboration including more than 350 organisations – to effectively manage the integration of EV within the energy system as we transition to electric vehicles.
The EVET was jointly established by energy and transport ministers at the Prime Minister’s Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, in September 2018. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership was asked to convene and facilitate the work of the Taskforce, chaired by Energy Systems Catapult chief executive Philip New.
The proposals set out in this report are the result of the engagement, cooperation and goodwill of hundreds of organisations, spanning:
Attention has been paid to international developments, prior research and the work of other related task forces.
In its formal report to the Government, the EVET sets out a range of proposals to enable the efficient integration of electric vehicles EV with the energy system during the electrification transition.
Three key priorities have emerged:
These three priorities run through the 21 proposals made by the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce under five themes:
Underpinning the proposals is a key defining principle: the EV adoption is best served by always aligning with the best outcome for the consumer – typically the electric car driver. The most important question used to test the proposals has always been “is this in the best interest of the EV driver?” Our belief is that if a positive experience cannot be provided to the EV driver, the potential development of this new market and its ability to contribute to our ‘Net Zero’ ambition will be compromised.
This focus on the best customer outcome supports our determination to ensure the electricity system is not a blocker to the rapid adoption of electric vehicles required to achieve ‘Net Zero’. This includes the number of electric cars sold and used. We have also been concerned to boost innovation and participation, taken economic equity and social impact seriously and adopted a whole system view over both the long and the short term.
The Electric Vehicle EV Energy Taskforce, chaired by Energy Systems Catapult chief executive Phil New, is part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy announced by the Government. Discover more about the EV Energy Taskforce, including the electrification challenge and specific launch members.
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EV Energy Taskforce: Energising our Transition to Electric Vehicles
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