ACHIEVING WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF ELECTRIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES

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One line description: ACHIEVING WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF ELECTRIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Description: How to identify and implement the pivotal actions to accelerate transport electrification?

  • Enumerate the challenges and potential solutions to battery mass and power constraints, deployment of fast-charging networks, and decreasing fuel cell and hydrogen production and distribution costs.
  • Determine the technologies and policies required to transition public transit and freight transport fleets from diesel to heavy-duty EVs.
  • Identify the optimal energy mix of batteries and hydrogen fuel cells with regard to urban infrastructure and business modeling.

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Organization: Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Participants:

Category: DECARBONIZATION AND AIR QUALITY

Theme: electrification (vehicle & infra)

Leader: JOHN FAURE Jean-Claude, EASTLAKE Andy

Facilitator: DELAND Kim

Expert: FERRARI Fabio, MORSI Helmut, DELEPLACE Christian

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FROM THE MINUTES 2018

In Dundee, Scotland, 14% of taxis are electric vehicles. Currently, that’s 87 cars, which makes it the largest local-authority EV fleet in Europe. “We started on decarbonization without much of a plan, and now our biggest problem is keeping up with the demand,” says Gary MacRae. The fact that 51% of Dundee’s citizens don’t have a driveway didn’t stop the city from encouraging the adoption of electric cars among citizens. They built a charging hub on the grounds of a former gas station across the street from an apartment complex, and in doing so leveraged citizens’ pre-existing habits, which enabled rapid adoption of the new technology. The first super-charging station had 730 visits in its first week, and queues continue to form every day.

Even with that kind of success, questions remain, such as how to go about building a charging grid for everyone. Commercial vehicles, taxis and citizens are already jostling to get the first crack at them.


LET LAMPIRIS ILLUMINATE YOUR EV TRANSITION

Belgian sustainable-electricity and natural-gas supplier Lampiris recently began transitioning its 100-strong corporate vehicle fleet to 100% electric by 2021. By doing so, they discovered four pillars for a successful transition to electric mobility:

1. GOING ELECTRIC IS A PROGRESSIVE PROCESS

Estimates for EV adoption range from 10-45% by 2040.

2. EV DRIVERS USE MULTIPLE CHARGING OPTIONS

85% home or office charging, 10% “opportunistic” charging at parking spaces or commercial centres, and 5% “autonomy extension” at highway service stations.

3. B2B DRIVES THE CHANGE

With a higher average car budget, professional fleet management, greater government incentives and a corporate commitment to sustainability driven by public image concerns, business is best situated to lead the transition to electrified mobility.

4. TRANSITION MEANS COMPLEXITY

There will be a transition period where gas, hybrid, fuel-cell and electric vehicles all play a role before achieving 100% electrification.