The findings from the Study helped the Council to sign up to both the PiP agreement and the Pan-London Charging Network contract. Both placed specific requirements on the Council and were critical in enabling the Borough to access to additional government funding for promoting EVs.
The study began by assessing the likely ranges for EV uptake in Ealing to identify pockets of likely 'early 'adopters'. We then consulted TfL’s EV working group leaders and Boroughs involved in PiP/Source to understand their perceptions of issues and opportunities. 'Do Minimum', 'Do Something' and 'Do Maximum' scenarios were developed to assist the Borough in understanding the benefits, financial implications, technological and legal risks. We then helped the Borough to present the findings and our recommendation to elected members and other key decision makers.
The study was undertaken between November 2010 and August 2011.