Introduction

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce brings stakeholders from the energy and automotive sectors together to make suggestions to government and industry to ensure that the GB energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of electric vehicles.

The Taskforce is run by Zemo Partnership at the request of the UK Government. It is chaired by Philip New, Chief Executive, Energy Systems Catapult.

Over 350 organisations have so far contributed to the work of the EV Energy Taskforce.

EV Energy Taskforce Phase Two Webinar Series

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce held a series of four webinars to help bring stakeholders up to speed with the key conclusions of the sectoral work packages which were carried out in the last phase of the initiative.

The webinar series featured expert speakers from the Taskforce and combined presentations with the opportunity for delegates to question panellists and expert representatives on details about progress to date. These are available to watch again using the links below.

Webinar One: Smart Charging & Cyber Security (30 April, 11-12.30)
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Webinar Two: Data Accessibility & Privacy (6 May, 14-15.00)
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Webinar Three: Transport & Energy Planning (14 June, 13:30-15:30)
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Webinar Four: Consumer Engagement (17 June, 13:30-15:30)
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'Our belief is that if a positive experience cannot be provided to the EV driver, the potential development of this new market and its ability to contribute to our ‘Net Zero’ ambition will be compromised.'Philip New, Energy Systems Catapult, CEO

'Developing a multi-stakeholder co-ordinated view on what is needed to liberate the electric vehicle smart charging sector has been vital in providing ‘no regret’ proposals to government and industry.'Andy Eastlake, Zemo Partnership, MD

'The recent growth in electric vehicles shows there is appetite for these exciting technologies. Industry is investing heavily to provide more choice but, to really drive uptake, this must be supported by a long-term commitment to incentives and infrastructure. Drivers must feel confident that it’s as easy to charge as to pull up at a forecourt and refuel.' Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive

‘Providing EV drivers with a hassle-free, seamless charging experience requires the urgent development of further standards and codes of practice that ensure full interoperability and sharing of data between the vehicle and the electricity system.’Howard Porter, BEAMA Chief Executive

EV Energy Taskforce Phase One

Three key priorities emerged from the first phase of the EV Energy Taskforce:

  • The urgency of developing standards and codes of practice to enable interoperability and the sharing of data within the Electric Vehicle sector and with the electricity system.
  • The need for effective local and national planning and coordination to enable efficient investment, mediating the balance between future-proofing and asset stranding.
  • The criticality of smart charging; underpinned by a resilient network and clear market signals, to reduce the of supplying power to millions of EVs.

These three priorities run through the twenty-one proposals made by the EV Energy Taskforce which were included in the phase one report, published in January 2020.

Underpinning the proposals is a key defining principle; the EV transition is best served by always aligning with the best outcome for the consumer – typically the EV driver. Our belief is that if a positive experience cannot be provided to the EV driver, the potential development of this new market and its ability to contribute to our ‘Net Zero’ ambition will be compromised.

Philip New
EV Energy Taskforce Chair

The EV Energy Taskforce Phase One report is the culmination of over a year’s intensive work involving over 350 different stakeholder organisations. The Taskforce Steering Group would like to thank everyone for their valuable contribution in producing this pivotal report.

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    Office for Low Emission Vehicles, Department for Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills

    The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce was convened by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) at the behest of ministers. It is chaired by Philip New, Chief Executive of the Energy Systems Catapult, facilitated by Jonathan Murray of Zemo Partnership and overseen by the members of the EV Energy Taskforce Steering Group.