EV Energy Taskforce: Investment, Fleets, Smart Charging, Cyber Security, Data Accessibility & Privacy

The groundbreaking Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce brings senior stakeholders from energy, infrastructure, automotive and transport together for the very first time, actively advising government and industry on achieving our electric revolution.

The taskforce is run by Zemo Partnership at the request of the UK Government and is chaired by Philip New, Chief Executive, Energy Systems Catapult.

With input and contributions from over 350 leading UK organisations, this highly influential and respected taskforce engages with Ministers, senior policy makers and cross-sector industry experts on being ready for the mass adoption of EVs.

Phase One concluded in January 2020 with the delivery of the ‘Energising our Electric Vehicle Transition’ report, presenting 21 hard-hitting proposals on what’s needed to successfully electrify our road transport.
Phase Two saw the publication of ‘Moving from Proposals to Actions’ in October 2020, an in-depth report supporting these far-reaching findings and recommendations.

The has now been followed by four reports covering

  • Encouraging Investment in Public EV Charging in the UK
  • Commercial EV Fleet Charging Requirements
  • Cyber Security and Smart Charging
  • Data Accessibility and Privacy.
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EV Energy Taskforce: Phase 2 reports

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce have published the outputs of the second phase of work

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EV Energy Taskforce: Cyber Security and Smart Charging

Just as data now dominates our daily digital lives, it too is at the heart of our smart charging aspirations and an intrinsic part of achieving the UK’s electric revolution and zero emission targets. It is therefore imperative that data and security standards and protocols are established now, as the market undergoes rapid growth, before it is too late.

This report from the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce explores the issues and uncertainties around charging device interoperability, cyber security, data privacy and grid flexibility and stability; and the interventions and actions urgently required to overcome these challenges.

Clearly no small task, this necessitates a collaborative, iterative approach by all stakeholders to now define and advise Government on the standards and specifications needed to ensure an efficient, equitable and affordable roll-out of smart EV charging infrastructure in the UK.

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EV Energy Taskforce: Data Accessibility and Privacy

Our future EV ownership experience will be driven and enhanced by data – both from ourselves and between chargepoint operators and the energy system. And whilst this promises a personalised and seamless user journey that’s better for us, the environment and our wallets, it is dependent upon consumers being willing to share their data – something many are not comfortable with.

This report from the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce recognises the vital importance of data privacy and security and the need to build consumer trust and confidence in our EV charging systems.

By mapping out the EV data flows and digital activity across the EV charging environment, this report provides a gap analysis of outstanding data infrastructure outputs, identifies the key issues we face and provides data solutions for optimising the UK’s energy system to deliver better consumer outcomes and policy decisions.

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EV Energy Taskforce: Commercial EV Fleet Charging Requirements

Commercial fleets play a pivotal role within the UK economy and could lead our electric vehicle revolution. However, whilst many UK operators have ambitious targets to electrify by 2030, the perceived lack of an adequate charging infrastructure is often cited as a key barrier to the large scale rollout of electrified fleets.​

This Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce report provides valuable insight into industries’ opinion of the current EV charging options and, crucially, their views on future requirements to enable the mass uptake of EVs by fleets. Assessments come from key stakeholders from public and private sector fleet operators, in addition to local government, infrastructure and energy sectors.​

These findings have informed the EV Energy Taskforce modelling to assess our future charging infrastructure.

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EV Energy Taskforce: Encouraging Investment in Public EV Charging in the UK

As awareness and excitement for electric vehicles grows, ‘charging anxiety’ has replaced range anxiety as a key barrier to EV adoption. Whilst this is partly down to a lack of consumer understanding and ‘misinformation’, there’s no doubt that further investment into the UK’s public charging infrastructure is required, if we’re to give motorists both the means and confidence to switch to electric and achieve our phase out targets.​

This new in-depth industry-wide study from the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce explores the different business models currently used and expected within the charging market. It provides policy-makers with the information and analysis to make clear, bold decisions to help remove the barriers and offer the solutions and incentives necessary to encourage the sizeable investment required within this rapidly developing sector.

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