The applications and uses for Active EV Charging and Passive EV Charging

Lack of charging infrastructure is considered to be one of the main barriers to electric vehicle uptake. Provision of infrastructure in residential developments is a key priority, as research suggests that people are more likely to purchase an electric vehicle if charging infrastructure is already in place where they live, as it reduces the requirement to charge during the day. Where parking provision is on street, active electric vehicle charging should be designed into the street scene at the time of construction, providing opportunities to combine engineering works with tree planting and traffic calming measures and to avoid risk to the highway asset being dug up retrospectively.


Whilst there will be local variations in the planning policy requirements for EVs, this report provides a robust evidence base to support the creation of this planning policy in the UK. The evidence base sets the policy background around air quality and climate change at a local and national level, provides market trends and forecasts and factors influencing the uptake of electric vehicles.


In the last few years, air quality in urban areas has become a cause for significant concern for public health. Although there has been a general trend of improvement in air quality over the past decade across the UK, particulate matter (particularly PM2.5) nitrous oxides (NOX) and sulphur oxides (SOX) are still highly detrimental to public health. This is just one of the ways in where, why and how Passive EV will something of a growth market and this too is why this is also here to stay too.


In addition to their removing exhaust emissions, EVs are four to five times more efficient at converting the chemical energy in a battery into forward motion (kinetic energy) than a conventional vehicle is at converting the chemical energy in petrol and diesel into movement. It should also be noted and known too that EV’s also make use of the already significantly decarbonised electricity generation in the UK, related to the increase in renewable power and this is very much a growth area in terms of how Active EV Charging and Passive EV Charging will be likely to lead the way in time to come.


The uptake of environmentally sustainable transport innovations such as EVs is a key contributing factor to meeting the Government’s stipulated emissions reduction targets. However, this is dependent on the necessary infrastructure being in place and this is very much how Active EV Chargers are more than ever going to become the new norm as an application.


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