This is a very interesting conclusion from our client Delta-ee on the future of EV charging in the UK over the next decade. The figure of 8% of EV charging being carried out using public network infrastructure is far lower than others have predicted. I think a lot of this will be down to the demographics of the 'early adopters', as 85% of those have off-street parking, way higher than the national average. In order to reach mass adoption of EVs, public charging will surely have a greater part to play, especially in urban environments.
There will be plenty of exciting discussions about the transition to an electric mobility future at this weekend's Fully Charged Live event at Silverstone. The Hyperion team will be exhibiting there so be sure to come and say hello!
Only 8% of electric vehicle charging will be carried out using public network infrastructure over the next decade, according to the newly formed EV research service at consultancy Delta-ee. The research argues that home charging will remain the leading source of EV charging for these early adopters, with 85% having access to off-street parking. Half are expected to be ‘urban commuters’, carrying out their charging at both home and at work. The remaining drivers would be either urban drivers who could use public chargers when needed, or ‘home dwellers’ unlikely to use anything more than residential chargers. “Public charging infrastructure is expected to be important for addressing range anxiety but will account for a small portion of total charging,” it concludes