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Robert Evans - Overview of midlands PiP project

  1. 1. Overview of Midlands PiPProjectIEEE Vehicular Technology SocietyUniversity College Cork, 30th August 2011Robert Evans, CEO, Cenex
  2. 2. Scope of Presentation • Brief introduction to Cenex and Cenex projects • Midlands PiP project – Background – Strategic approach – Progress to-date – Strategic issues • LCV2011 • Conclusions
  3. 3. Introduction to Cenex • Established in 2005 as a Not For Profit Innovation Intermediary • Today Cenex runs programmes and projects focused on accelerating the deployment of low carbon vehicles and associated refuelling infrastructure – Fleet Carbon Reduction – Infrastructure Deployment Support – Innovation Support – Techno-market consultancy – Low carbon vehicle events • Cenex public sector clients include:
  4. 4. Cenex supported Low Carbon Vehicle Projectsin the UK Hydrogen Vehicles Vehicles Birmingham, Loughborough and Stornoway Infrastructure Sheffield, Bedford, Surrey, Glamorgan Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Vehicles Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Gateshead, Perth & Kinross, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wakefield, Doncaster, London, Warwick, Coventry, Hackney, Sheffield, Camden and Islington Infrastructure Birmingham, Westminster, Greenwich, Camden, Hackney, Coventry, Manchester airport, East midlands airport, Barnet , Stockton-on-Tees Bio-methane Vehicles London, Leeds and Middlesex Infrastructure Sheffield, Glamorgan, Milton Keynes, Barnsley, Andover
  5. 5. Cenex & Electric Vehicles• Early supporter of EV field trials – First sponsor of Smart EV deployment in the UK and ran extensive Smartmove trial (2009-2011)• Supporting Government programmes – Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme for Dept for Transport – Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstration for Technology Strategy Board• Conducted relevant techno-market research – Cenex-Arup report (2008) for BERR and DfT• Managing Infrastructure roll out projects – Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Grant Programme – Plugged in Places (Interim manager) – Midlands Plugged in Places (Project manager@) @ jointly with Central Technology Belt
  6. 6. Technology strategy board – Demonstrator programme • Technology strategy board Ultra No. of individual journeys Dec 09 to Jun 10 Average Daily Distance Travelled per Vehicle Low Carbon Demonstrator 45 40 60 35 50 Programme Greater than 200 electric and 30 • Distance (km)% Frequency 25 40 20 30 plug in hybrid electric vehicles on the road 15 20 10 10 5 0 0 • Greater than 40,000 trips logged 0 20 40 60 80 100 Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Journey distance (km)
  7. 7. Plugged in Places (PiP) Background National Programme based on 8 Regional Projects • Phase 1 – North East – Milton Keynes – London • Phase 2 – Scotland – Northern Ireland – Manchester – Midlands – East of England Cenex manages the Midlands PiP jointly with Central Technology Belt
  8. 8. Midlands PiPEVPHEV market development via charge point deployment in the East andWest MidlandsPlan to oversee installation of > 500public and 200 domestic chargeposts + 1 new housing development,all with common back office system > 50 Partners including the DNO, Electric Utilities, Rail Operators, Shopping Centres, Councils, Science Parks, Car Companies, etc
  9. 9. Midlands PiP - Market DevelopmentEVPHEV market development via charge point deployment ... focusedon areas of highest population density and population growth ….. …. taking into account of local demographics …. deploying where motorists travel to …. and leveraging an effective marketing plan
  10. 10. Midlands PiP: Aid to North-South, East-West travelInter-regional connectivity facilitated by quick charger network enabling travelbetween PiPs and other regions with Plug-in vehicle initiatives Manchester Sheffield East of England Milton Keynes via charge points at transport Oxford hubs to provide multi-modal BristolSouth range extension for EVPHEV West users via public transport
  11. 11. Midlands PiP - Finances • Total project value of £6.3M • Grant awarded £2.95M – FY 11/12 £1.40 M – FY 12/13 £1.55 M • 40% grant contribution towards host infrastructure capital costs
  12. 12. Progress to-date• Preparation – Developed comprehensive documentation – Procurement framework(s) established for public charge posts – Procurement of back office system• Marketing – Phase 1: potential hosts - outreach via Information days – Phase 2: target first adopters of plug-in vehicles• Delivery – 30+ installations in processing pipeline – Post procurement about to go live – Back office (Lot 1) preferred bidder selected• Research & Innovation agenda – User behaviour – Smart grids and demand smoothing
  13. 13. Strategic Issues Arising• Communication to target audiences – Persuasion given complexity and uncertainty• Living with diversity• Programme structure interacting with an open market• Capturing learning• Measuring success – Linking outputs to desired outcomes• Exit strategy – When and how?
  14. 14. LCV2011
  15. 15. Thank you for your attentionwww.cenex.co.uk

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