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 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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