Transport as a part of the energy system

In this article, Anthony Velazquez of TRL considers the role of transport as part of the wider energy system. In line with concerns over human health and various decarbonisation targets, we are seeing a shift from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. Anthony considers the pros and cons of a number of these sources – including hydrogen and electric – and whether there is a single solution that fits all. He also explains in more detail the role TRL is playing in this area.

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The race to electrify transport is on

The UK Climate Change Committee has suggested that the government has ‘ambition but no detailed plans on reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050’. But in May, the electricity regulator Ofgem announced £300 million of investment – part of a larger £40 billion strategy – to get Britain ready for more electric transport and heat. Dr Jon Hiscock, Managing Director of power technology specialist Fundamentals Ltd, examines how the electricity industry is rising to the challenge of electric vehicles.

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Engaging with DNOs on the electric vehicle journey

Electric vehicle drivers of the future need to have confidence in chargepoint infrastructure to make the move from petrol or diesel to electric. Their failure to make the switch risks undermining UK national Net Zero goals. To ensure that drivers have the confidence to make that switch, chargepoint infrastructure needs to be deployed in a planned and strategic fashion at every level. Karen Platt, EV Liaison at EA Technology, outlines the reasons why having an understanding of the electricity network will be key to achieving the successful roll out of EV charge points.

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The electric bus revolution

Bernard Magee, Director of Electrical Vehicle Charging at Siemens, discusses the work being done to electrify buses and how both the transport and energy sectors must work together to increase charging capacity at bus depots, deliver the right infrastructure and ultimately help operators get the most out of their fleets.

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Comment: The chicken and egg of EV roll out

The UK road transport sector stands on the cusp of great change, with clear indicators of movement away from the internal combustion engine (ICE) and towards electric vehicles (EV). Energy Institute analyst Daniel de Wijze takes a look at what has been going on under the bonnet of the fuel retail industry during a year unlike any other.

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It’s time to re-think EV charging

Co Charger is a unique community charging platform giving motorists with chargers the opportunity to share them with a few neighbours, enabling them to change to an electric vehicle sooner. In this exclusive comment piece CEO Joel Teague explains the company’s role and how he’d like the industry to re-evaluate the way we all think and talk about charging.

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