Impact of Public Charging Infrastructure on the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in London
Vandergert, P., Jordan, S., Newport, D. and Sandland, S. 2020. Impact of Public Charging Infrastructure on the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in London. International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) 2019. University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK 11 - 12 Sep 2019 Springer International Publishing. pp. 327-333 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44381-8_25
|Authors||Vandergert, P., Jordan, S., Newport, D. and Sandland, S.|
The discussion on the importance of public charging infrastructure is usually framed around the ‘chicken-egg’ challenge of consumers feeling reluctant to purchase without the necessary infrastructure and policy makers reluctant to invest in the infrastructure without the demand. However, public charging infrastructure may be more crucial to EV adoption than previously thought.
Historically, access to residential charging was thought to be a major factor in potential for growth in the EV market as it offered a guaranteed place for a vehicle to be charged. However, these conclusions were reached through studies conducted in regions with a high percentage of homes that have access to residential parking.
The purpose of this study is to understand how the built environment may encourage uptake of EVs by seeking a correlation between EV ownership and public charging points in an urban and densely populated city such as London.
Using a statistical approach with data from the Department for Transport and Zap Map, a statistically significant correlation was found between the total (slow, fast and rapid) number of public charging points and number of EV registrations per borough—with the strongest correlation found between EV registrations and rapid chargers.
This research does not explicitly prove that there is a cause-and-effect relationship between public charging points EVs but challenges some of the previous literature which indicates that public charging infrastructure is not as important as home charging. The study also supports the notion that the built environment can influence human behaviour.
|Conference||International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) 2019|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
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|Online||30 Jun 2020|
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|Deposited||22 Jul 2020|
|Book title||Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design: Selected Proceedings from the International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) 2019|
|Book editor||Scott, L.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44381-8_25|
|Copyright holder||© 2020 Springer Nature|
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