Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Planning, Allocation,Challenges
This event is part of a series of Webinars from the Decarbonising Transport through Electrification (DTE), A whole system approach Network+, a £1M project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) .
Roisin Naughton, Principal City Planner, Transport for London
Roisin works in the City Planning department of Transport for London (TfL), with a primary role to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (MTS); providing strategic direction to improve the Capital’s transport offer, enable its future growth and secure better health and environmental outcomes.
A key aspect in working towards the MTS policy of seeking to achieve Net-zero emissions in London by 2030, is the switch to zero emission vehicles. Working with key stakeholders to shape London’s future, Roisin is developing an EV Infrastructure Strategy for London to enable the widespread switch to electric vehicles and delivery of infrastructure in line with MTS policy and highlighting the role the public sector can play in supporting the switch.
Dr Nikolas Thomopoulos, Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey
Nikolas is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Transport, University of Surrey. He is also the Chair of WISE-ACT, an international network of around 200 experts in 42 countries focusing on the wider impacts and scenario evaluation of autonomous and connected transport.
Building on collaboration with public and private stakeholders, this presentation will discuss early findings of one of the first EV user surveys in the UK reporting on their charging preferences. As the initial stage of a University of Surrey funded project, it will highlight implications for EV businesses and policy making in the UK and overseas.