Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

The use of ITS in understanding EV public charging behaviour to inform future smart charging infrastructure

Lookup NU author(s): Craig Higgins, Dr Yvonne Chase, Dr Graeme Hill, Dr Myriam Neaimeh, Professor Phil BlytheORCiD



The sustainable future for transport lies in a radical shift to low carbon technologies. The electrification of surface transport coupled with an increase in electricity production from renewable sources will play a major role in this transition to low carbon vehicles in the years to come. However, the widespread adoption of electric vehicles is obstructed by a number of barriers, both real and perceived. One such barrier is the importance placed on the provision of public charging infrastructure. This paper, through analysis of soft data and smart telemetry data, investigates the use of public charging infrastructure by 100 participants and over 6000 charging events in the SwitchEV trial. It shows that recharging events that occur at public charging locations could be reduced by up to 93% through the maximisation of energy transfer at non-public locations.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Higgins CA, Hübner Y, Hill G, Neaimeh M, Blythe PT

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

Year of Conference: 2012

Date deposited: 30/11/2012