Toolkit for Local Areas

The Toolkit

We find it helpful to break down the challenges around local Electric Vehicle planning into three elements - Demand, Supply, and Performance. We have a module on each of these. You can work through them in order, or feel free to jump straight to a particular section if that is most interesting to you.

We have also prepared a Primer to help people get up to speed on what can be quite a complex area. If you are new to thinking about the transition then we would recommend reading through the Primer before working through the three core modules.

There is a final section we have called the Exercise that aims to bring together everything we have learnt as we worked through the toolkit by putting together the bones of a draft local plan.

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Primer

Key concepts for local electric vehicle planning

A guide to some of the key data we need for local planning - the areas that are used for administration and statistics in the UK, sources of population data, vehicle registration and usage data - and some tools to help you put Electric Vehicle power usage into context.

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Demand

Understanding demand data for EVs in your area

An introduction to the kind of data we might want to understand current and future demands from electric vehicles (EVs) - how many EVs are on the road, how much are they are used, what do we know about local trends, and what kind of changes can we expect to see over time.

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Supply

Understanding supply sufficiency

An introduction to the kind of data we might want to understand whether supply is sufficient - what do we know about the local availability of charging points in homes and on streets, how is this changing over time, and what issues will we need to address to keep up with local EV demand.

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Performance

Understanding satisfaction amongst EV owners

An introduction to the kind of data we need to understand if EV owners feel well served - looking at some key indicators, and ways to assess these with surveys of current and prospective EV owners, up-time data from chargepoint suppliers, and local information about particular sites.

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Exercise

Pulling it all together

Our step-by-step guide to getting the data that you will need for your local authority and putting this into a report.

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