This short online webinar aims to provide attendees with insights into the current barriers restricting the wider adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in the UK, and how leading-edge technologies, such as energy storage, can support the energy infrastructure in order to enable massive EV market share growth and assist in achieving decarbonisation efforts. The webinar will introduce how energy storage combined with EV charging offers a way of overcoming the main objections to EV’s without the need for major, disruptive infrastructure upgrades.
Pressure continues to rise, both within the UK and internationally, to move towards a greater reliance on EV in order to drastically reduce carbon emissions in the face of critical climate change warnings. This, along with further Governmental pressures such as the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy, are causing investments into EV’s to rise significantly, with the global stock of EV’s rising to over 3 million last year – a huge leap from 14,260 in 2010.1
Such huge growth in the investment into EV’s will require significant infrastructure upgrades in the UK to cope with the additional demand on the network.
The reality of a connected, intelligent EV charging solution which can be powered off-grid as part of an energy storage solution continues to be an area of much discussion when it comes to the adoption of EV’s in the UK. This is particularly relevant as cleaner energy sources, such as solar PV and wind, continue to become a larger share of the energy mix. It is important that this green generation is maximised, and energy storage can be utilised to capture renewable energy to be used when most advantageous, including for EV charging.
The webinar will highlight how quickly the growth of EV’s in the UK has occurred and how this growth is projected to continue, including the investment from UK businesses looking to electrify their fleet and the solutions available to support business’s in that transition.
Currently, The UK is ranked 4th worldwide by EV market share (1.7%), and 7th by volume (47,250 registered EV’s). However, the National Grid project that UK’s stock of EV’s could reach between 2.7 and 10.6 million by 2030, rising to as high as 36 million by 2040.1
To that end, guests to the webinar will be introduced to an example of a fully integrated energy storage and rapid EV charging solution, VIRTUE EV, which has the capabilities to provide benefits additional to EV charging, such as Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), maximising renewable generation, and peak shaving, without the need to upgrade a business’s infrastructure.
Speakers to be announced January 2019.
Delegates in attendance can also request a copy of the recording and presentation slides following the event
Powerstar, a leading provider of smart energy solutions, is exhibiting Powerstar VIRTUE, a complete energy storage system for behind-the-meter applications, at this year’s Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX). The exhibition takes place from the 21st – 22nd November, 2018 at the ExCel centre in London. During the event, on 21st November, Dr. Alex Mardapittas, Chief Executive...