The Climate Change Committee (CCC) commissioned Element Energy to look at the differences in usage patterns and charging needs between cars and vans to calculate and cost of the total additional charging infrastructure needed for vans above the network deployed for cars, in addition to the cost of charging faced by van drivers.
2. Key messages
There will be a variety of optimum charging solutions for the UK’s electric van fleet, depending on their operating profile. Operating profiles are highly varied across the UK’s van fleet, with differences in daily mileage, radius of operation, stopping behaviour, and overnight parking locations. Actors including government, distribution network operators, charge point operators, and fleet operators must act to alleviate barriers and facilitate the charging of electric vans.