Understanding the limitations of current public electric charging infrastructure is essential to determine which (re)structuration efforts are needed to allow public charging networks to be universally available. Such universal access would enable seamless operation of electric mobility services, and also ensure reliability and resiliency.
As part of EvoDrive we have been collaborating with EV drivers in Greater London to track regular driving and charging habits, as well as formulated expectations for the future infrastructure.
We administrated questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with drivers to understand their usual driving and charging habits.
In 2019, we conducted a survey in the Greater London area asking respondents questions about their vehicle, their travel habits, their charging habits, as well as their interest in taking part in incentive schemes such as priority charging or delay-charging credits. We have been using these results to design model of charging demand that we integrated as part of EvoSim.
We have been working with volunteer drivers in London in order to collect datasets of GPS coordinates of EV trips in Greater London. Each participant carried a GPS tracker in their electric vehicle during a month, which enabled us to constitute a collection of traces for London. We have been using this data to compare different models of energy consumption for electric vehicles in city topography like London.
E-mobility solutions both include incentivising access to privately-owned or shared electric vehicles (e-vehicles) and working towards the deployment of adequate energy, charging and traffic infrastructures. In EvoDrive, we are also interested in identifying incentive schemes that facilitate flexible EV charging by influencing EV drivers’ behaviour.