Plug-in project results expected

The preliminary results of a £5m project to encourage wider adoption of plug-in vehicles will be revealed at Cenex LCV 2016 next week.

The Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project has been commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI). This includes analysis of market and policy frameworks, business propositions, vehicle and energy infrastructure systems and technologies, as well as consumer attitudes towards plug-in vehicle adoption and charging.

TRL is leading the project and will present key findings during the ‘Energy for Transport’ seminar session on Wednesday, 14 September.

Denis Naberezhnykh, head of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles at TRL said, ‘We’re delighted to be able to share the first set of results from the CVEI project. The findings will help inform stage two of the project, which includes real-world trials to enhance understanding of consumer and fleet responses to plug-in vehicles and managed charging schemes, and thus to test and validate the systems designed in stage one.’

TRL will also be showcasing other innovative projects at LCV, while discussing future transport and mobility topics, such as connected and automated vehicles, ultra-low emission vehicles, air quality and sustainable transport.